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Gérard Oury
Gérard Oury
Gérard Oury
(29 April 1919 – 20 July 2006) was a French film director, actor and writer. His real name was Max-Gérard Houry Tannenbaum.Contents1 Life and career 2 Selected filmography 3 References 4 External linksLife and career[edit] The son of Serge Tannenbaum, a violinist, and Marcelle Houry, a journalist, Oury studied at upscale Lycée Janson de Sailly
Lycée Janson de Sailly
and then at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Art. He became a member of the Comédie-Française
Comédie-Française
just one year before World War II, but fled to Switzerland
Switzerland
to escape the anti-Jewish persecutions by the Vichy government. After 1945 he restarted his career as an actor, performing in the theatre and in supporting roles in the cinema
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Saint-Tropez
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once. Saint-Tropez
Saint-Tropez
(French pronunciation: ​[sɛ̃tʁɔpe]; Sant-Troupès in Provençal dialect) is a town, 100 kilometres (62 miles) west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. It is also the principal town in the canton of Saint-Tropez. Saint-Tropez
Saint-Tropez
is located on the French Riviera. It was a military stronghold and an unassuming fishing village until the beginning of the 20th century. It was the first town on this coast to be liberated during World War II
World War II
(as part of Operation Dragoon)
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Dauphin Of France
The Dauphin of France
Dauphin of France
( /ˈdɔːfɪn/, also UK: /ˈdoʊfæn/ and US: /doʊˈfæn/; French: Dauphin de France, IPA: [dofɛ̃])—strictly The Dauphin of Viennois (Dauphin de Viennois)—was the dynastic title given to the heir apparent to the throne of France from 1350 to 1791 and 1824 to 1830.[1] The word is French for dolphin, as a reference to the depiction of the animal on their coat of arms.Contents1 History 2 Gallery of Arms 3 List of Dauphins 4 In literature 5 See also 6 ReferencesHistory[edit]This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (August 2017) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)Guigues IV, Count of Vienne, had a dolphin on his coat of arms and was nicknamed le Dauphin
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Charles V Of France
Charles V (21 January 1338 – 16 September 1380), called the Wise (French: "le Sage"'; Latin: "Sapiens"), was a monarch of the House of Valois who ruled as King of France
France
from 1364 to his death. In 1349, as a young prince, Charles received from his grandfather King Philip VI the province of Dauphiné
Dauphiné
to rule. This allowed him to bear the title "Dauphin" until his coronation, which led to the integration of the Dauphiné
Dauphiné
into the crown lands of France. After 1350, all heirs apparent of France
France
bore the title of Dauphin until their accession. Charles became regent of France
France
when his father John II was captured by the English at the Battle of Poitiers
Battle of Poitiers
in 1356. To pay the ransom, Charles raised taxes
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Jean-Paul Le Chanois
Jean-Paul is a French given name
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French Films Of 1950
A list of films produced in France
France
in 1950.Title Director Cast Genre NotesAndalousie Robert Vernay Luis Mariano, Maurice BaquetFrench/Spanish co-production[1]The Atomic Monsieur Placido Robert Hennion Liliane Bert, René Génin ComedyAu fil des ondes Pierre Gautherin Robert Lamoureux, Gisele Boyer[2]Avalanche Raymond Segard Gaby Sylvia, Franck Villard[3]Beauty and the Devil René Clair Michel Simon, Gérard Philipe Fantasy Drama French/Italian co-productionBel amour François Campaux Giselle Pascal, Antonio Vilar[
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Jean Boyer (director)
Jean Boyer (26 June 1901 – 10 March 1965) was a French film director and songwriter. He was born in Paris.Contents1 Selected songs 2 Filmography2.1 Director 2.2 Scriptwriter3 External linksSelected songs[edit]1930: "Un regardé", in Flagrant délit (Hanns Schwarz, 1930, music by F. Hollaender) 1931: "Les Gars de la marine", in Le Capitaine Craddock (music by W. R. Heyman) 1932: "Totor t'as tort" (music by René Mercier) - "Un homme" - "L'amour est un mystère" - "Maintenant, je sais ce que c'est" - "Quand ça m'prend" (music by Michel Levine) 1934: "C’est peu de chose" (music by R
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French Films Of 1951
A list of films produced in France
France
in 1951.Title Director Cast Genre NotesAdhémar ou le Jouet de la fatalité Fernandel Fernandel Comedy drama [1]Atoll K Léo Joannon Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Suzy Delair Comedy Co-production with ItalyThe Beautiful Image Claude Heymann Frank Villard, Pierre Larquey DramaBernard and the Lion Robert Dhéry Gérard Calvi, René Dupuy ComedyBluebeard Christian-Jaque Hans Albers, Cécile Aubry Comedy Co-production with West Germany and SwitzerlandCaptain Ardant André Zwoboda Yves Vincent, Renée Saint-Cyr AdventureThe Case of Doctor Galloy Maurice Boutel Jean-Pierre Kérien, Henri Rollan DramaClara de Montargis Henri Decoin Ludmilla Tchérina, Michel François DramaDiary of a Country Priest Robert Bresson Claude Laydu, Adrien Borel Drama 5 wins & 2 nominationsDirty Hands Fernand RiversDramaDr
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1953 In Cinema
The year 1953 in film involved some significant events.Contents1 Events 2 Top-grossing films (U.S.) 3 Awards 4 Notable films released in 1953 5 Serials 6 Short film series 7 Births 8 Deaths 9 Debuts 10 NotesEvents[edit]February 5 — Walt Disney's production of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, starring Bobby Driscoll
Bobby Driscoll
and Kathryn Beaumont, premieres to astounding acclaim from critics and audiences and quickly becomes one of the most beloved Disney films as well as the most definitive Peter Pan
Peter Pan
film adaptation ever
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Raoul Walsh
Raoul A. Walsh (March 11, 1887 – December 31, 1980) was an American film director, actor, founding member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and the brother of the silent screen actor George Walsh. He was known for portraying John Wilkes Booth in the silent classic The Birth of a Nation
The Birth of a Nation
(1915) and for directing such films as The Big Trail
The Big Trail
(1930), starring John Wayne, High Sierra (1941), starring Ida Lupino
Ida Lupino
and Humphrey Bogart; and White Heat (1949), starring James Cagney
James Cagney
and Edmond O'Brien. He directed his last film in 1964.Contents1 Biography1.1 Life 1.2 Film career2 Selected filmography 3 Misc. 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External linksBiography[edit] Life[edit] Walsh was born in New York as Albert Edward Walsh to Elizabeth T. Bruff, the daughter of Irish Catholic immigrants, and Thomas W
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Ken Annakin
Kenneth Cooper "Ken" Annakin, OBE
OBE
(10 August 1914 – 22 April 2009)[1] was a prolific English film director. His career spanned half a century, beginning in the early 1940s and ending in 2002. His career peaked in the 1960s with large-scale adventure films and in all he directed nearly 50 pictures.Contents1 Biography1.1 Documentaries 1.2 Feature Films and Gainsborough Pictures 1.3 Associated British 1.4 Walt Disney 1.5 International Director2 Filmography 3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] Annakin was born in and grew up in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire where he attended the local grammar school. Documentaries[edit] Injured in the Liverpool Blitz, he joined the RAF Film Unit, where he worked as camera operator on propaganda films for the Ministry of Information and the British Council
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Jacques Becker
Jacques Becker (French: [bɛkɛʁ]; 15 September 1906 – 21 February 1960) was a French screenwriter and film director. Becker first worked in the 1930s as an assistant to director Jean Renoir during what is considered the latter's peak period, including such works as La Grande Illusion
La Grande Illusion
(1938) and The Rules of the Game (1939). Part of the Comité de libération du cinéma français, the Nazis held Becker in prison for a year during the German occupation of France
France
in World War II. During the occupation, he became a director in his own right. He would go on to direct the period romance Casque d'Or (1952), the influential gangster film Touchez pas au grisbi
Touchez pas au grisbi
(1954), and the prison escape drama Le Trou (1959)
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British Films Of 1953
A list of films produced in the United Kingdom in 1953 (see 1953 in film): 1953[edit]Title Director Cast Genre Notes195336 Hours Montgomery Tully Dan Duryea, Elsie Albiin CrimeAlbert R.N. Lewis Gilbert Anthony Steel, Jack Warner, Robert Beatty World War II/POWAlf's Baby Maclean Rogers Jerry Desmonde, Pauline Stroud ComedyAlways a Bride Ralph Smart Peggy Cummins, Terence Morgan ComedyAppointment in London Philip Leacock Dirk Bogarde, Ian Hunter, Dinah Sheridan World War IIBackground Daniel Birt Valerie Hobson, Philip Friend DramaBeat the Devil John Huston Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones Comedy/thrillerThe Beggar's Opera Peter Brook Laurence Olivier, Hugh Griffith MusicalBehind the Headlines Maclean Rogers Gilbert Harding, Adrienne Fancey CrimeBlack 13 Ken Hughes Peter Reynolds, Rona Anderson CrimeBlack Orchid Charles Saunders Ronald Howard, Olga Edwardes CrimeBlood Orange Terence Fisher Tom
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George More O'Ferrall
Edward George More O'Ferrall (4 July 1907 - 18 March 1982) was a pioneering British film and television producer and director, as well as an actor.[1]Contents1 Biography 2 Awards 3 Selected filmography 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] More O'Ferrall was born in Bristol, England. He was educated at Beaumont College
Beaumont College
in old Windsor, and the Central School of Dramatic Art. He joined Sir Phillip Ben Greet's Shakespeare company, within which he acted in the West End and directed plays and worked as a stage manager; he then joined the BBC in 1936 as one of the first theatre personalities to turn to television in Britain. hosting Picture Page, pre and post World War II, for the Home Service presented by Joan Miller, a magazine topical program
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British Films Of 1954
A list of films produced in the United Kingdom in 1954 (see 1954 in film):Contents1 1954 2 See also 3 References 4 External links1954[edit]Title Director Cast Genre Notes1954Adventure in the Hopfields John Guillermin Mandy Miller, Hilda Fenemore FamilyThe Angel Who Pawned Her Harp Alan Bromly Felix Aylmer, Diane Cilento ComedyAnimal Farm John Halas, Joy Batchelor Gordon Heath, Maurice Denham Literary adaptation Animated version of George Orwell's bookAunt Clara Anthony Kimmins Margaret Rutherford, Ronald Shiner, Fay Compton ComedyBang! You're Dead Lance Comfort Jack Warner, Sean Barrett, Derek Farr ThrillerThe Beachcomber Muriel Box Donald Sinden, Glynis Johns Comedy/dramaBeau Brummell Curtis Bernhardt Stewart Granger, Elizabeth Taylor HistoricalBeautiful Stranger David Miller Ginger Rogers, Herbert Lom MysteryBefore I Wake Albert S
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Lewis Milestone
Lewis Milestone
Lewis Milestone
(born Leib Milstein;[1] September 30, 1895 – September 25, 1980) was a Moldovan-born American motion picture director. He is known for directing Two Arabian Knights
Two Arabian Knights
(1927) and All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), both of which received Academy Awards for Best Director
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