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  • Frank Tuttle was a Hollywood film director and writer who directed films from 1922 to 1959. He was educated at Yale University, where he edited campus humor magazine The Yale Record. After graduation, he worked in New York City in the advertising department of the Metropolitan Music Bureau. He later moved to Hollywood, where he became a film director for Paramount. His films are largely in the comedy and film noir genres. In 1947, Tuttle's career ground to a temporary halt with the onset of the first of the House Un-American Activities Committee hearings on Communist infiltration of the movie industry. Tuttle had joined the Communist Party in 1937 in reaction to Hitler's rise to power. Unable to find work in the United States, he moved to France, where he made Gunman in the Streets starring Simone Signoret and Dane Clark. His films include: The Untamed Lady starring Gloria Swanson Kid Boots starring Eddie Cantor and Clara Bow Paramount on Parade, Paramount's all-star revue with a screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz No Limit starring Clara Bow and Thelma Todd This Is the Night with Cary Grant

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