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Also Known As: Died: March 17, 1996
Born: March 18, 1913 Cause of Death: heart trouble
Birth Place: France Profession: director, screenwriter, assistant director, director of photography

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Versatile, gifted director whose early documentary experience was effectively employed for the making of "Battle of the Rails" (1945), a painstaking chronicle of the French Resistance movement. Clement also made the superior thrillers "Les Maudit" (1947) and "Purple Noon" (1960), and the moody and atmospheric Zola adaptation "Gervaise" (1956), but his greatest effort was the touching, yet unsentimental "Forbidden Games" (1952), about a child adrift in war-torn France. His later work lacked the spark of earlier years. Clement's last feature was 1975's "The Baby Sitter". He died at age 82 in southern France on March 17, 1996.

Versatile, gifted director whose early documentary experience was effectively employed for the making of "Battle of the Rails" (1945), a painstaking chronicle of the French Resistance movement. Clement also made the superior thrillers "Les Maudit" (1947) and "Purple Noon" (1960), and the moody and atmospheric Zola adaptation "Gervaise" (1956), but his greatest effort was the touching, yet unsentimental "Forbidden Games" (1952), about a child adrift in war-torn France. His later work lacked the spark of earlier years. Clement's last feature was 1975's "The Baby Sitter". He died at age 82 in southern France on March 17, 1996.

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DIRECTOR:

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  And Hope to Die (1972) Director
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  Rider on the Rain (1970) Director
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  Is Paris Burning? (1966) Director
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  The Day and the Hour (1964) Director
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  Joy House (1964) Director
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  Purple Noon (1961) Director
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  Joy of Living, The (1961) Director

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1931:
Made first film (amateur animated short), "Cesar chez les gaulois"
1934:
First short film as director of photography, "L'Ile de France"; as assistant director, "On demande une brute"
1936:
Short film directing debut, "Soigne ton gauche"
1945:
Feature film writing and directing debut, "La bataille du rail/Battle of the Rail"
1975:
Final feature, "The Baby Sitter"
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Education

Ecole des Beaux Arts: -

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