Léon Barsacq

Production Designer


Outstanding art director of the post-war French cinema and a frequent collaborator with Rene Clair.

Life Events


First film as co-art director, Jean Renoir's "La Marseillaise"


First film as art director, Christian-Jacques's "Boule de Suif"


Movie Clip

Children Of Paradise, The (1945) -- (Movie Clip) Paris Is So Small Immediately from the opening credits, the "Boulevard of Crime" is revealed, with the introduction of Garance (Arletty) and her first suitor Frederic Lemaitre (Pierre Brasseur), from Marcel Carne's Children Of Paradise, 1945.
Children Of Paradise, The (1945) -- (Movie Clip) An Error Of Justice Still during the first scene on the "Boulevard of Crime," Garance (Arletty) sees the mime Baptiste (Jean-Louis Barrault) for the first time, then is accused of a crime, in Marcel Carne's Children of Paradise, shot during the German occupation of France but released after the liberation, in 1945.
Children Of Paradise, The (1945) -- (Movie Clip) The True Authors Of This Crime In "The Man In White," the second part, usually called "epoch," of Marcel Carne's Children Of Paradise, 1945," taking place seven years after the first, around 1834, the now-prominent actor Lemaitre (Pierre Brasseur) has his way with a play and its authors.
Diabolique (1955) -- (Movie Clip) Chocolate Soup Conspiring murderess teachers Christina (Vera Clouzot) and Nicole (Simone Signoret) are maneuvering to get the school pool drained, in order to advance their plot, in Henri-Georges Clouzot's Diabolique, 1955.
Grand Maneuver, The (1955) -- (Movie Clip) France Can Wait A Few Minutes Director Rene Clair opens his first color film, shooting on location in historic Bolougne, his soldier hero Armand (Gerard Philipe) running into immediate trouble, having forgotten his date with Gisele (Simone Valere), in The Grand Maneuver, 1955, with Michele Morgan and Brigitte Bardot.
Grand Maneuver, The (1955) -- (Movie Clip) It Was My Last Chance At a charity event in a French garrison town, Armand (Gerard Philip), with civilian pal (Jacques Francois), gets a first look at Lucie (Brigitte Bardot), then meets Marie-Louise (Michele Morgan), whom he's vowed to seduce via random selection, in Rene Clair's The Grand Maneuver, 1955.
Diabolique (1955) -- (Movie Clip) Michel Delasalle Not quite a SPOILER (!!) as guilty and sickly Christina (Vera Clouzot) is alarmed by freaky noises and ruminations of her dead husband Michel in the school sleeping quarters, in Henri-Georges Clouzot's Diabolique, 1955.



Andre Barsacq
Stage designer, stage director, production designer. Born January 24, 1909, Crimea; directed at least one film, "Le Rideau rouge" (1952).


"Le decor de film"
Leon Barsacq (1970)