Harold Becker Overview

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Born: January 01, 1950

A one-time commercial director who moved into documentary making, Harold Becker is known for bringing a gritty realism and earthy humanity to his work. His 1972 feature film debut, The Ragman's Daughter, was overlooked by audiences, but not by critics. Shot in England, it received scant release in North America. It was another seven years before Becker got behind the camera again, this time shooting an adaptation of Joseph Wambaugh's The Onion Field. That film cemented his reputation as one... See All


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