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Leading figure of post-World War II French cinema. Allegret revived the "poetic realism" which had colored French film of the 1930s with a trilogy of grim dramas--"Dedee" (1948), "Riptide" (1949) and "The Cheat" (1950)--all written by Jacques Sigurd. "Dedee" made a star of Simone Signoret, Allegret's wife from 1944 to 1949 and the mother of his actress daughter Catherine. His brother Marc was also a director.
Director (Feature Film)
Assistant Direction (Feature Film)
Writer (Feature Film)
Short film directing debut, "Teneriffe"
Feature co-directing debut (with Leo Joannon), "Vous n'avez rien a declarer"
Completed first solo feature, "Tobie est un ange" (destroyed)
First (still extant) feature as solo director, "Les deux timides" (under pseudonym Yves Champlain)