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Also Known As: Jacques Frederix Died: May 25, 1948
Born: July 21, 1885 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Belgium Profession: director, screenwriter, foundry worker

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In films as an actor from 1913 and director from 1916. Feyder's lyrical handling of realistic subject-matter created some of the finest French films of the 1920s, including "Crainquebille" (1923), "Visage d'enfants" (1924) and the celebrated Zola adaptation, "Therese Raquin" (1928). After a brief sojourn in Hollywood he assured his place as a key figure of "poetic realism" with a series of films starring his wife Francoise Rosay and co-written by Charles Spaak. Feyder's assistant during this period was future director Marcel Carne.

In films as an actor from 1913 and director from 1916. Feyder's lyrical handling of realistic subject-matter created some of the finest French films of the 1920s, including "Crainquebille" (1923), "Visage d'enfants" (1924) and the celebrated Zola adaptation, "Therese Raquin" (1928). After a brief sojourn in Hollywood he assured his place as a key figure of "poetic realism" with a series of films starring his wife Francoise Rosay and co-written by Charles Spaak. Feyder's assistant during this period was future director Marcel Carne.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Knight Without Armor (1937) Director
3.
  Pension Mimosas (1934) Director
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5.
  Daybreak (1931) Director
6.
  Son of India (1931) Director
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  Le spectre vert (1930) Director
8.
  Si l'empereur savait ça! (1930) Réalisation de [Dir]
9.
  Olympia (1930) Regie [Dir]
10.
  The Kiss (1929) Director

CAST: (feature film)

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 Jacques Feyder et son chef d'oeuvre (1974) Himself (Archival Footage)
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 Vampires, Les (1915)
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 Protea (1913)
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1906:
Worked in family's cannon foundry
1911:
Moved to Paris
1911:
Stage acting debut
1912:
Film acting debut in a Georges Melies fantasy
1915:
Film debut as co-director, "Monsieur Pinson, policier"
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Served in Belgian army with military acting troupe
1928:
Moved to Hollywood; signed contract with MGM (terminated 1933)
1942:
Left France and lived in Switzerland for duration of WWII
1945:
Returned to France and began producing
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Notes

When he announced he wanted to become an actor in 1907, father forbade him to use family name so he adopted pseudonym "Feyder"

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wife:
Francoise Rosay. Actor. Married 1917.

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son:
Marc Frederix. Set decorator.
son:
Paul Feyder. Director.
son:
Bernard Farrel. Actor.

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