John Flynn

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
John Flynn was a very fine, efficient and sadly underrated director who excelled at making mean'n'lean crime pictures. His movies are distinguished by tight plots, a hard, no-nonsense tone, and a taut, streamlined and fiercely economical directorial style. John was born on March 14, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Manhattan Beach, California. He served in the coast guard, where he studied journalism with "Roots" author Alex Haley. Flynn received a degree in journalism from UCLA. John began his cinematic career as an apprentice to director Robert Wise on "Odds Against Tomorrow" and was the script supervisor for "West Side Story. Read more...