René Clair

Portrait René Clair
Director, Author, Editor, Actor - France
Born November 11, 1898 in Paris
Died March 15, 1981 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine

Mini-Biography:
René Clair was born under the given name René-Lucien Chomette on November 11, 1898 in Paris. He was a French Director, Author, Editor, Actor, known for Les Belles de Nuit (1952), Tout l'Or du monde (1961), La beauté du diable (1949), René Clair's first movie on record is from 1920. René Clair died on March 15, 1981 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine. His last motion picture on file dates from 1965.
Biographical Notes in German: eigentlich René Chomette, geboren am 11. November 1998 in Paris, Journalist, dann als Schauspieler zu Louis Feuillade, wird Assistent bei Jacques de Baroncelli. Vielbeachtetes Regiedebut mit ENTR'ACTE 1924. Zu seinen schönsten Stummfilmen zählt die Komödie UN CHAPEAU DE PAILLE D'ITALIE von 1927. Tonfilme wie SOUS LES TOITS DE PARIS, A NOUS LA LIBERTE etc aus den frühen Dreissiger Jahren sind Klassiker des französischen Kinos geworden. Nach der Besetzung Frankreichs geht Clair nach Hollywood, wo er unter anderen die Komödie I MARRIED A WITCH drehte. Zurückgekehrt nach Frankreich kann er an die Vorkriegserfolge anknüpfen mit Filmen wie LE SILENCE EST D'OR oder LES BELLES DE NUIT. 1962 wird René Clair Mitglied der Académie Francaise.

René Clair war auch Autor mehrerer Romane wie "Adams" oder "La princesse de Chine" sowie filmtheorethischer Schriften. In deutsch erschien u.a. "Vom Stummfilm zum Tonfilm" im Jahre 1952.

René Clair Filmography [Auszug]
1965: [04.14] Les fêtes galantes (Director), with Jean-Pierre Cassel, Jean Richard, Marie Dubois,
1964: [] Les fables de La Fontaine (Director), Directed by Fernand Marzelle, with Charles Aznavour, Anna Karina, Rossano Brazzi,
1963: [/ /1] En Compagnie de Max Linder (Laugh with Max Linder) (Voice: Kommentar con René Clair), Directed by Maud Linder, with Max Linder,
1962: [12.21] Les quatre vérités (Three Fables of Love) (Director: ('Les deux pigeons')), Directed by Hervé Bromberger, with Leslie Caron, Charles Aznavour, Raymond Bussières,
1961: [11.01] Tout l'Or du monde (Director), with Bourvil, Alfred Adam, Philippe Noiret,
1960: [] La Francaise et l'amour (Director), Directed by Henri Decoin, Christian-Jaque, with Martine Carol, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Michel Serrault,
1957: [09.20] Porte des Lilas (Director), with Pierre Brasseur, Georges Brassens, Henri Vidal,
1955: [10.26] Les grandes manoeuvres (Director), with Gérard Philipe, Michèle Morgan, Pierre Dux,
1952: [09.00] Les Belles de Nuit (Director), with Gérard Philipe, Martine Carol, Gina Lollobrigida,
1949: [] La beauté du diable (Beauty and the Devil, Faust 1950) (Director), with Nicole Besnard, Tullio Carminati, Raymond Cordy,
1947: [05.21] Le Silence est d'Or (Man About Town) (Director), with Maurice Chevalier, Dany Robin, François Périer,
1945: [10.31] ...and then there were none (Dix petits indiens, Ten little Niggers) (Director), with Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, Louis Hayward,
1944: [/ /1] It happened tomorrow (Director), with Linda Darnell, Edgar Kennedy, Jack Oakie,
1943: [01.21] Forever and a day (Director), Directed by Robert Stevenson, Frank Lloyd, with Cedric Hardwicke, Buster Keaton, Charles Laughton,
1942: [10.30] I married a witch (Director), with Fredric March, Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley,
1941: [04.25] The Flame of New Orleans (Director), with Marlene Dietrich, Bruce Cabot, Roland Young,
1941: [04.25] The Flame of New Orleans (Producer), with Marlene Dietrich, Bruce Cabot, Roland Young,
1939: [] Un Village dans Paris (Director),
1939: [] Air pur (unrealized project) (Director),
1937: [04.30] Break the News (Director), with Jack Buchanan, Maurice Chevalier, June Knight,
1937: [01.08] Fire over England (Assistant Director: (/xx/)), Directed by William K. Howard, with Flora Robson, Raymond Massey, Leslie Banks,
1936: [/ /1] The Ghost goes west (Il fantasma galante) (Director), with R Bunker, Robert Donat, E Gregg,
1934: [] Le dernier milliardaire (Director), with Max Dearly, Renée Saint-Cyr,
1932: [/ /1] Quatorze Juillet (Scenario), with Annabella, Raymond Cordy, Pola Illéry,
1931: [] À nous la liberté (Freedom for Us) (Director), with Germaine Aussey, Raymond Cordy, Rolla France,
1931: [04.15] Le million (Il milione) (Director), with Annabella, René Lefèvre, Jean-Louis Allibert,
1931: [] À nous la liberté (Freedom for Us) (Editor: (/xx/)), with Germaine Aussey, Raymond Cordy, Rolla France,
1930: [08.01] Prix de beauté (Miss Europe) (Beauty Prize) (Scenario), Directed by Augusto Genina, with Louise Brooks, Georges Charlia, Augusto Bandini,
1930: [04.28] Sous les toits de Paris (Under the Roofs of Paris) (Director), with Albert Préjean, Pola Illéry, Edmond T. Gréville,
1928: [] La Tour (Director),
1928: [03.01] Les Deux Timides (Two Timid Souls) (Director), with Pierre Batcheff, Jim Gérald, Véra Flory,
1927: [01.14] Un chapeau de paille d'Italie (The Italian Straw Hat) (Director), with Albert Préjean, Geymond Vital, Olga Tschechowa,
1927: [05.13] La proie du vent (The Prey of the Wind) (Director), with Charles Vanel, Sandra Milowanoff, Jean Murat,
1926: [04.30] Le voyage imaginaire (The Imaginary Voyage) (Director), with Dolly Davis, Jean Borlin, Albert Préjean,
1925: [03.13] Le Fantôme du Moulin-Rouge (Director), with Albert Préjean, Sandra Milowanoff, Paul Ollivier,
1925: [02.06] Paris qui dort (Director), with Henri Rollan, Albert Préjean, Madeleine Rodrigue,
1924: [12.04] Entr'acte (Entracte) (Director), with Jean Borlin, Inge Fries, Francis Picabia,
1923: [12.28] La légende de soeur Béatrix (Assistant Director), Directed by Jacques de Baroncelli, with Sandra Milowanoff, Suzanne Bianchetti, Eric Barclay,
1922: [01.22] Le carillon de minuit (Assistant Director), Directed by Jacques de Baroncelli, with Maggy Théry, Lois Sturt, Eric Barclay,
1921: [03.03] Parisette (Cast: Jean Vernier ), Directed by Louis Feuillade, with Sandra Milowanoff, Georges Biscot, Fernand Herrmann,
1921: [10.14] L' Orpheline (Cast: Pierre Moral ), Directed by Louis Feuillade, with Sandra Milowanoff, Georges Biscot, Jane Grey,
1921: [] Le sens de la mort (Cast), Directed by Jakov Protazanov, with André Nox, Varvara Janova,
1920: [] Le lys de la vie (Cast), Directed by Loie Fuller, Georgette Sorrère, with Margery Meadows, Jean-Paul Le Tarare,

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