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Also Known As: Died: November 10, 1981
Born: October 25, 1889 Cause of Death: pulmonary embolism
Birth Place: Paris, FR Profession: Director ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Austerlitz (1959) as Director
Another of Napoleon's adventures in this epic reconstruction of the battle of Austerlitz, where he had the greatest victory of his career, over the Russians.
2.
Tour de Nesle, La (1954) as Director
3.
Capitaine Fracasse, Le (1942) as Director
4.
J'Accuse (1937) as Director
After serving in the trenches of World War I, Jean Diaz recoils with such horror that he renounces love and personal pleasure to immerse himself in scientific research, seeking a machine to prevent war. He thinks he has succeeded, but the government subverts his discovery, and Europe slides with seeming inevitability toward World War II. In desperation, Diaz summons the ghosts of the war dead from the graves and fields of France to give silent, accusing protest.
5.
Grand Amour de Beethoven, Un (1936) as Director
1801, in Vienna, two young women, his pupils, are in love with him. ThTrFse de Brunswick's love remains unrequited even though she and Beethoven are engaged for years; Juliette Guicciardi, whom Beethoven loves but who marries a count, regrets that decision, but by then he and ThTrFse are engaged. When Beethoven loses Juliette, he moves to the mill at Heiligenstadt; realizing he's becoming deaf, profound depression sets in. He rejects suicide, holding on to remembered sound and to his work, a dedication assisted by ThTrFse and others. In later years, we see his devotion to an ungrateful and thieving nephew, his poverty, the isolation of deafness, and the love of friends.
6.
Lucrece Borgia (1935) as Director
8.
Poliche (1934) as Director
9.
Napoleon Bonaparte (1934)
A re-edited version of Abel Gance's silent masterpiece 'Napoleon (1927 )' , with sound effects added, dialogue post-dubbed by actors over the lip movements of the original actors, and with new scenes filmed with additional new cast members. The film recounts the life and exploits of Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France and conqueror of Europe.
10.
11.
La Dame aux camelias (1934)
Marguerite Gautier is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a young man of promise, Armand Duval. When Armand's father begs her not to ruin his hopes of a career and position by marrying Armand, she acquiesces and leaves her lover. However, when poverty and terminal illness overwhelm her, Marguerite discovers that Armand has not lost his love for her.
12.
Napoleon (1929) as Director
Napoleon rises to become France's military champion in this influential classic.
13.
La Roue (1923) as Director
Sisif, a railwayman, and his son Elie fall in love with the beautiful Norma (whom Sisif rescued from a train crash when a baby and raised as his daughter), with tragic results. Originally running nine hours, this epic tragedy is notable for the way it foreshadows Gance's later 'Napoleon' in its use of innovative cinematic devices, particularly rapid cutting.
14.
J'Accuse (1919) as Director
In this silent film, a soldier meets his wife's lover in the trenches during World War I.
15.
Dixieme symphonie, La (1918) as Director
Composer Enrid Damor knows nothing of the past life of his new wife Eve Dinant : she lived as a debauchee with an adventurer, Fred Ryce. Fred Ryce meets Damor's daughter, Claire, and tries to marries her. He blackmails Eve. Enric learns something about her and Fred and composes a symphony to express his pain... A melodrama.
16.
Droit a la vie, Le (1917) as Director
17.
18.
Zone de la mort, La (1917) as Director
19.
Mater Dolorosa (1917) as Director
20.
Fou de la falaise, Le (1916) as Director
21.
Enigme de 10 heures, L' (1916) as Director
22.
Fioritures (1916) as Director
23.
Periscope, Le (1916) as Director
24.
Fleur des Ruines, La (1916) as Director
25.
Femme inconnue, La (1916) as Director
26.
Ce que les flots racontent (1916) as Director
27.
Barbe-Rousse (1916) as Director
28.
Strass et Cie. (1916) as Director
29.
Heroisme de Paddy, L' (1916) as Director
30.
Gaz Mortels, Les (1916) as Director
32.
The Mask of Horror (1912)
A mad sculptor, searching for the perfect realization of "the mask of horror", places himself in front of a mirror after smearing blood over himself with the glass of an oil lamp. He then swallows a virulent poison to observe the effects of pain.
34.
36.
La Digue (1911)

Cast (feature film)

37.
Napoleon (1929) as Saint Just
Napoleon rises to become France's military champion in this influential classic.
38.
La Terre (1921)
In this silent film, the harsh life of the French countryside leads a farmer to consider adultery.

Writer (feature film)

39.
Austerlitz (1959) as Dialogue
Another of Napoleon's adventures in this epic reconstruction of the battle of Austerlitz, where he had the greatest victory of his career, over the Russians.
40.
Austerlitz (1959) as Screenwriter
Another of Napoleon's adventures in this epic reconstruction of the battle of Austerlitz, where he had the greatest victory of his career, over the Russians.
41.
Tour de Nesle, La (1954) as Dialogue
42.
Tour de Nesle, La (1954) as Screenwriter
43.
Reine Margot, La (1954) as Screenwriter
In August of 1572, Paris celebrated the marriage of Marguerite de Valois, sister of King Charles IX and daughter of Catherine de Medicis, to Henri de Bourbon, the young king from Navarre. But court intrigues would soon undermine this political reconcilliation of Catholics and Protestants; Catherine
44.
Capitaine Fracasse, Le (1942) as Dialogue
45.
Capitaine Fracasse, Le (1942) as Adaptation
46.
Capitaine Fracasse, Le (1942) as Screenwriter
47.
J'Accuse (1937) as Adaptation
After serving in the trenches of World War I, Jean Diaz recoils with such horror that he renounces love and personal pleasure to immerse himself in scientific research, seeking a machine to prevent war. He thinks he has succeeded, but the government subverts his discovery, and Europe slides with seeming inevitability toward World War II. In desperation, Diaz summons the ghosts of the war dead from the graves and fields of France to give silent, accusing protest.
48.
J'Accuse (1937) as Screenwriter
After serving in the trenches of World War I, Jean Diaz recoils with such horror that he renounces love and personal pleasure to immerse himself in scientific research, seeking a machine to prevent war. He thinks he has succeeded, but the government subverts his discovery, and Europe slides with seeming inevitability toward World War II. In desperation, Diaz summons the ghosts of the war dead from the graves and fields of France to give silent, accusing protest.
49.
Grand Amour de Beethoven, Un (1936) as Screenwriter
1801, in Vienna, two young women, his pupils, are in love with him. ThTrFse de Brunswick's love remains unrequited even though she and Beethoven are engaged for years; Juliette Guicciardi, whom Beethoven loves but who marries a count, regrets that decision, but by then he and ThTrFse are engaged. When Beethoven loses Juliette, he moves to the mill at Heiligenstadt; realizing he's becoming deaf, profound depression sets in. He rejects suicide, holding on to remembered sound and to his work, a dedication assisted by ThTrFse and others. In later years, we see his devotion to an ungrateful and thieving nephew, his poverty, the isolation of deafness, and the love of friends.
50.
Dame aux camelies, La (1934) as Screenwriter
51.
Maitre de forges, Le (1933) as Screenwriter
52.
Napoleon (1929) as Dialogue
Napoleon rises to become France's military champion in this influential classic.
53.
Napoleon auf St. Helena (1929) as Screenwriter
54.
Napoleon (1929) as Screenwriter
Napoleon rises to become France's military champion in this influential classic.
55.
La Roue (1923) as Screenwriter
Sisif, a railwayman, and his son Elie fall in love with the beautiful Norma (whom Sisif rescued from a train crash when a baby and raised as his daughter), with tragic results. Originally running nine hours, this epic tragedy is notable for the way it foreshadows Gance's later 'Napoleon' in its use of innovative cinematic devices, particularly rapid cutting.
56.
J'Accuse (1919) as Screenwriter
In this silent film, a soldier meets his wife's lover in the trenches during World War I.
57.
Dixieme symphonie, La (1918) as Screenwriter
Composer Enrid Damor knows nothing of the past life of his new wife Eve Dinant : she lived as a debauchee with an adventurer, Fred Ryce. Fred Ryce meets Damor's daughter, Claire, and tries to marries her. He blackmails Eve. Enric learns something about her and Fred and composes a symphony to express his pain... A melodrama.
58.
Zone de la mort, La (1917) as Screenwriter
59.
Droit a la vie, Le (1917) as Screenwriter
60.
Mater Dolorosa (1917) as Screenwriter
61.
Strass et Cie. (1916) as Screenwriter
62.
Enigme de 10 heures, L' (1916) as Screenwriter
63.
Heroisme de Paddy, L' (1916) as Screenwriter
64.
Ce que les flots racontent (1916) as Screenwriter
65.
Fleur des Ruines, La (1916) as Screenwriter
66.
Gaz Mortels, Les (1916) as Screenwriter
67.
Femme inconnue, La (1916) as Screenwriter
68.
Fioritures (1916) as Screenwriter
69.
Barbe-Rousse (1916) as Screenwriter
70.
Periscope, Le (1916) as Screenwriter
71.
Fou de la falaise, Le (1916) as Screenwriter

Editing (feature film)

73.
Grand Amour de Beethoven, Un (1936) as Editor
1801, in Vienna, two young women, his pupils, are in love with him. ThTrFse de Brunswick's love remains unrequited even though she and Beethoven are engaged for years; Juliette Guicciardi, whom Beethoven loves but who marries a count, regrets that decision, but by then he and ThTrFse are engaged. When Beethoven loses Juliette, he moves to the mill at Heiligenstadt; realizing he's becoming deaf, profound depression sets in. He rejects suicide, holding on to remembered sound and to his work, a dedication assisted by ThTrFse and others. In later years, we see his devotion to an ungrateful and thieving nephew, his poverty, the isolation of deafness, and the love of friends.
74.
Napoleon (1929) as Editor
Napoleon rises to become France's military champion in this influential classic.
75.
La Roue (1923) as Editor
Sisif, a railwayman, and his son Elie fall in love with the beautiful Norma (whom Sisif rescued from a train crash when a baby and raised as his daughter), with tragic results. Originally running nine hours, this epic tragedy is notable for the way it foreshadows Gance's later 'Napoleon' in its use of innovative cinematic devices, particularly rapid cutting.
76.
J'Accuse (1919) as Editor
In this silent film, a soldier meets his wife's lover in the trenches during World War I.
77.
Dixieme symphonie, La (1918) as Editor
Composer Enrid Damor knows nothing of the past life of his new wife Eve Dinant : she lived as a debauchee with an adventurer, Fred Ryce. Fred Ryce meets Damor's daughter, Claire, and tries to marries her. He blackmails Eve. Enric learns something about her and Fred and composes a symphony to express his pain... A melodrama.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

78.
Maitre de forges, Le (1933) as Production Supervisor

Misc. Crew (feature film)

79.
Liberte (1989)
Compilation documentary on how the French Revolution has been recorded on film.
80.
Liberte (1989)
Compilation documentary on how the French Revolution has been recorded on film.

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