Jack Sullivan (film director)

Jack Sullivan ( born March 5, 1893 in San Francisco, California, † February 19, 1946 in Los Angeles, California ) was an American assistant director, of the Oscar for best assistant director received at the Academy Awards 1937.


Sullivan was the first time in 1923 working for The Hunchback of Notre Dame as an assistant director and helped as such until his death during the making of 35 films.

In 1937 he was recognized for his work in The Treason of Surat Khan (1936 ) won the Oscar for best assistant director. Other well-known films produced under his staff, were Robin Hood, King of the Vagabonds (1938 ), The Great Lie (1941 ), The Maltese Falcon (1941 ), It 's in the Bag! (1945 ) and A Night in Casablanca ( 1946).

Throughout his career, he worked with film directors such as Wallace Worsley, Michael Curtiz, Edmund Goulding, William Keighley, William Dieterle, John Huston, Richard Wallace and Archie Mayo.