Marcello Danon


Producer

Biography

Life Events

1954

Co-produced Jules Dassin's "Riffi"

1958

Worked on Claude Autant-Lara's "En case de malheur"

1977

Co-produced "La Grande escogriffe" with Yves Montand

1978

Produced and co-scripted "La Cage aux folles"

1980

Produced sequel to "La Cage aux folles"

1985

Third sequel of "La Cage aux folles"

Videos

Movie Clip

Tamango (1959) -- Coast Of Guinea, 1820 Unusually informative, perhaps provocative, opening credit sequence, from the French-Italian co-production, directed by Blacklisted American John Berry, from a story by Prosper Mérimée, introducing Curt Jurgens as Dutch slave ship captain Reiker, from Tamango, 1959, also starring Dorothy Dandridge.
Tamango (1959) -- Two Men Commit The Same Offense Off West Africa, 1820, on board the illicit slave ship on which the entire picture takes place, Captain Reiker (Curt Jurgens) tries to break a nascent hunger strike, Alex Cressan as the title character not cooperating, and the conflicted doctor Corot (Jean Servais) commenting, early in Tamango, 1959.
La Cage Aux Folles (1979) -- Any Tranquilizers Left? Joining the opening from director Edouard Molinari, Renato Baldi (Ugo Tognazzi), owner of a St. Tropez drag club fetches the neighbor doctor (Guido Cerniglia) to persuade his star, also his live-in lover, Albin “Zaza” Napoli (Michel Serrault) to take the stage, in the original La Cage Aux Folles, 1979.
La Cage Aux Folles (1979) -- You Can't Stand Sharing Him Local drag club star Albin (Michel Serrault) marketing in St. Tropez, doesn’t yet know that the son (Remi Laurent) of his partner and employer Renato (Ugo Tognazzi) has come home with news of his engagement, Benny Luke as Jacob, the troublesome maid, in La Cage Aux Folles, 1979.
La Cage Aux Folles (1979) -- Your Second Mother His flamboyant apartment redone in Christian austerity, drag club owner Renato (Ugo Tognazzi) receives the conservative parents (Michel Galabru, Carmen Scarpitta) of the new fianceè of his son (Remi Laurent), not expecting his partner (Michel Serrault) to impersonate his wife, in La Cage Aux Folles, 1979.
La Cage Aux Folles (1979) -- I'm Getting Married We have reason to suspect that Laurent (Remi Laurent), perhaps secretly visiting Renato (Ugo Tognazzi), owner of a St. Tropez drag club, might be a lover, but we learn otherwise, early in the original international hit La Cage Aux Folles, 1979, from the play by Jean Poiret.

Family

Ambra Danon
Daughter
Costume designer. Survived him.

Companions

Zora Danon
Wife
Actor. Survived him.

Bibliography