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Also Known As: Died: February 12, 1979
Born: September 15, 1894 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Montmartre, Paris, FR Profession: Director ...
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Enlisted in Chasseurs Alpins, served in WW I as second lieutenant and with Flying Corps as pilot
1924:
First film as producer, writer, actor and co-director "Catherine/Un Vie sans joie"
1924:
Sole directing debut with "La Fille de l'eau"
1925:
Opened art gallery
1926:
Directed first Franco-German collaboration "Nana"
1929:
Last silent film as director "Le Bled"
1931:
Sound-film directing debut with "On purge Bebe"
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Artistic advisor, Theatre de la Liberte
1937:
"La Grande Illusion" banned in Italy, Germany and Belgium
1938:
Co-founded production company, La Nouvelle Edition Francaise to film "Les Caprices de Marianne;" bankrupt after one film
1939:
"La Regle du jeu/The Rules of the Game" banned in Paris (ban reimposed during German occupation)
1940:
Immigrated to US via Algiers, Casablanca and Lisbon
1946:
"Un Partie de Campagne/A Day in the Country" released (shot 1936)
1941:
Signed as director for one year by Darryl F Zanuck at Fox
1941:
Ended Fox contract
1942:
Signed long-term contract with Universal; asked for release after few days
1947:
Last US film as director (for RKO) "The Woman on the Beach"
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Contract with RKO ended; co-founded Film Group production company (with Burgess Meredith); folded before any films were made late 1940s
1951:
First color film as director "The River"
1954:
Stage directing debut with "Julius Caesar" ( 2,000th anniversary of Caesar's discovery of Arles, France where play was staged)
1955:
Debut as playwright with "Orvet" (also directed; Paris)
1959:
Television directing debut with "Le Testament du Docteur Cordelier/Experiment in Evil"

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