Julien Duvivier


Director, Screenwriter
Julien Duvivier

About

Birth Place
France
Born
October 08, 1896
Died
October 29, 1967
Cause of Death
Heart Attack

Biography

Prolific, competent craftsman whose career lasted almost five decades; best remembered for the fine film noir precursor "Pepe le Moko" (1937) and the superb slice of poetic realism "Un Carnet de Bal" (1937). Duvivier made occasional American movies (e.g., the lush romantic period piece "Lydia" 1941, with Merle Oberon) as well as the British "Anna Karenina" (1948, with Vivien Leigh)....

Biography

Prolific, competent craftsman whose career lasted almost five decades; best remembered for the fine film noir precursor "Pepe le Moko" (1937) and the superb slice of poetic realism "Un Carnet de Bal" (1937). Duvivier made occasional American movies (e.g., the lush romantic period piece "Lydia" 1941, with Merle Oberon) as well as the British "Anna Karenina" (1948, with Vivien Leigh).

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

Highway Pickup (1965)
Director
The Devil and the Ten Commandments (1963)
Director
The Burning Court (1963)
Director
The Female (1959)
Director
The Man in the Raincoat (1957)
Director
House of Lovers (1957)
Director
Deadlier Than the Male (1956)
Director
Marianne de ma jeunesse (1955)
Director
Retour de Don Camillo (1954)
Director
L' Affaire Maurizius (1953)
Director
La Fete A Henriette (1952)
Director
Le Petit Monde de Don Camillo (1951)
Director
Anna Karenina (1948)
Director
Panique (1946)
Director
The Impostor (1944)
Director
Destiny (1944)
Director
Flesh and Fantasy (1943)
Director
Tales of Manhattan (1942)
Director
Lydia (1941)
Director
La charrette fantôme (1939)
[Director]
La Fin du Jour (1939)
Director
The Great Waltz (1938)
Director
Un Carnet de Bal (1937)
Director
L' Homme du Jour (1937)
Director
Pepe Le Moko (1937)
Director
La Belle Equipe (1936)
Director
Golgotha (1935)
Director
Maria Chapdelaine (1934)
Director
La Paquebot 'Tenacity' (1934)
Director
La Bandera (1934)
Director
Le Petit Roi (1933)
Director
La Tete d'un Homme (1933)
Director
Poil De Carotte (1932)
Director
Allo Berlin? Ici Paris! (1932)
Director
La Venus du college (1932)
Director
David Golder (1930)
Director
Le Tourbillon de Paris (1928)
Director
Le Mystere de la Tour Eiffel (1927)
Director
Le Mariage de Mademoiselle Beulemans (1927)
Director
Reflet de Claude Mercoeur (1923)
Director
La Reincarnation de Serge Renaudier (1920)
Director
Haceldama (1919)
Director

Writer (Feature Film)

Highway Pickup (1965)
Screenwriter
The Burning Court (1963)
Screenwriter
The Devil and the Ten Commandments (1963)
Screenwriter
The Man in the Raincoat (1957)
Screenwriter
The Man in the Raincoat (1957)
Dialogue
Deadlier Than the Male (1956)
Screenwriter
Marianne de ma jeunesse (1955)
Screenplay
Retour de Don Camillo (1954)
Screenwriter
Retour de Don Camillo (1954)
Dialogue
L' Affaire Maurizius (1953)
Screenwriter
La Fete A Henriette (1952)
Screenwriter
Le Petit Monde de Don Camillo (1951)
Screenwriter
Anna Karenina (1948)
Screenplay
Panique (1946)
Screenplay
The Impostor (1944)
Original Screenplay
Lydia (1941)
Original Story
La charrette fantôme (1939)
Scénario de [Scr]
La Fin du Jour (1939)
Screenwriter
L' Homme du Jour (1937)
Screenwriter
Un Carnet de Bal (1937)
Writer
Pepe Le Moko (1937)
Screenwriter
La Belle Equipe (1936)
Screenwriter
Golgotha (1935)
Screenwriter
La Paquebot 'Tenacity' (1934)
Screenwriter
Maria Chapdelaine (1934)
Screenwriter
La Bandera (1934)
Screenwriter
Le Petit Roi (1933)
Screenwriter
La Tete d'un Homme (1933)
Screenwriter
Poil De Carotte (1932)
Screenplay
Allo Berlin? Ici Paris! (1932)
Screenwriter
La Venus du college (1932)
Screenwriter
David Golder (1930)
Screenwriter
Le Tourbillon de Paris (1928)
Screenwriter
Le Mystere de la Tour Eiffel (1927)
Screenwriter
Le Mariage de Mademoiselle Beulemans (1927)
Screenwriter
Reflet de Claude Mercoeur (1923)
Screenwriter
La Reincarnation de Serge Renaudier (1920)
Screenwriter
Haceldama (1919)
Screenwriter

Producer (Feature Film)

The Impostor (1944)
Producer
Destiny (1944)
Producer
Flesh and Fantasy (1943)
Producer

Music (Feature Film)

A Good Year (2006)
Song
The Man in the Raincoat (1957)
Lyrics

Production Companies (Feature Film)

Tales of Manhattan (1942)
Company

Life Events

1916

French stage acting debut

1918

First film as assistant director

1919

Feature film directing debut, "Haceldama/Le Prix Du Sang"

1920

First film as writer, "L'Agonie des Aigles/The Agony of the Eagles"

1938

American feature film directing debut, "The Great Waltz"

Videos

Movie Clip

Great Waltz, The (1938) - Johann Strauss II And His Immortal Melodies Opening MGM’s schmaltzy story of Strauss and Vienna, Fernand Gravet is introduced in the lead role, tangling with his employer (Sig Rumann), his in-laws to-be (Bert Roach, Greta Meyer) and his finaceè (Luiser Rainer), in The Great Waltz, 1938.
Great Waltz, The (1938) - The Performance Is Not Over! Johann Strauss (Fernand Gravet), in Vienna ca. 1849, leads his waltz orchestra, at the casino run by Donnmayer (Herman Bing), his fianceè (Luise Rainer) and family the only audience until opera stars Schiller (George Houston) and Donner, (Miliza Korjus, the Polish soprano in her only Hollywood film) arrive, in MGM’s The Great Waltz, 1938
Great Waltz, The (1938) - There'll Come A Time Carla Donner (a fictional character, played for MGM by Polish soprano Miliza Korjus) has introduced un-credentialed Johann Strauss II (Fernand Gravet) to Vienna society, the song a Strauss compositoin with an original lyric by Oscar Hammerstein II, in The Great Waltz, 1938.
Anna Karenina (1947) - Russia's Affairs Do Not Require Both Of Us Complex Tolstoy tensions emerge as Anna (Vivien Leigh) dines with her distracted husband Karenin (Ralph Richardson) in Alexander Korda's 1947 production of Anna Karenina.
Anna Karenina (1947) - For The Polonaise Kitty (Sally Ann Howes) is stricken as Vronsky (Kieron Moore) forgets his dance card while in the thrall of Anna (Vivien Leigh) at the Meskov's ball in Alexander Korda's Anna Karenina, 1947, from the Tolstoy novel.
Anna Karenina (1947) - Opening, Every Unhappy Family Opening credits followed by chastened Stiva (Hugh Dempster) awakening on the couch, with Tolstoy's opening words emphasized, in Alexander Korda's 1947 production of Anna Karenina, starring Vivien Leigh.
Anna Karenina (1947) - What A Kind, Devoted Husband Tormented Anna (Vivien Leigh) departs Moscow, meaning to overlook the attentions of Vronsky (Kieron Moore), also on the train, which is met by her husband Karenin (Ralph Richardson), whereupon she rushes to son Sergei (Patrick Skipwith) in Alexander Korda's Anna Karenina, 1947.
Lydia (1941) - The Past Always Improves Established as a Boston grande dame, Merle Oberon (title character) reunited with old suitors Michael, Bob and Frank (Joseph Cotten, George Reeves, Hans Jaray), for director Julien Duvivier's first flashback, featuring John Halliday and Edna May Oliver, early in Lydia, 1941.
Lydia (1941) - As One Enters A Dream Boston seniors Michael (Joseph Cotten), Bob (George Reeves) and Frank (Hans Jaray) with their mutual old flame Merle Oberon (title character and wife of the producer, Alexander Korda) set up a more ambitious flashback from director Julien Duvivier, in Lydia, 1941.
Maria Chapdelaine - Long Live The Canadian Girl Impressive opening on location in Quebec, logger Francois (Jean Gabin) meets Tit-be' (Emile Genevois), who has news of his sister (Madeleine Renaud, title character), two Canadian anthems featured, from Julien Duvivier's Maria Chapdelaine, 1934.
Maria Chapdelaine - We Know Your Pigs! Church service and aftermath in the actual Quebec frontier town of Peribonka, logger Francois (Jean Gabin) socializing with Samuel (Andre Bacque) and his daughter (Madeleine Renaud, title character), in Julien Duvivier's Maria Chapdelaine, 1934.
Maria Chapdelaine - Not One Drink In the Quebec wilderness emphasizing the style that would become known as Poetic Realism, roughneck logger Francois (Jean Gabin) in his clumsy pursuit of Madeleine Renaud (title character), in Julien Duvivier's Maria Chapdelaine, 1934.

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