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René Clair (1898–1981)


René Clair was born on November 11, 1898 in Paris, France as René-Lucien Chomette. He was a writer and director, known for Man About Town (1947), The Grand Maneuver (1955) and Beauties of the Night (1952). He was married to Bronia Clair. He died on March 15, 1981 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France. See full bio »

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(1947)
(1955)
(1952)
(1957)

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 1991 Sir Christopher (TV Movie) (story)
 1972 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (French adaptation - 1 episode)
- Ferraille à vendre (1972) ... (French adaptation)
 1966 Gariban (screenplay "Porte des Lilas" - uncredited)
 1966 Les fables de La Fontaine (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Les deux Pigeons (1966)
 1965 The Lace Wars
 1961 Tout l'or du monde (screenplay, adaptation & dialogue)
 1960 De fil en aiguille (TV Movie) (short story)
 1960 Love and the Frenchwoman (scenario and dialogue: "Le Mariage")
 1957 The Golden Age of Comedy (Documentary)
 1957 The Gates of Paris (screenplay and dialogue)
 1955 The Grand Maneuver (screenplay and dialogue)
 1952 Beauties of the Night (adaptation) / (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1950 Beauty and the Devil (screenplay and dialogue)
 1947 Man About Town (scenario & dialogue)
 1944 It Happened Tomorrow (adaptation and screenplay - as Rene Clair)
 1942 I Married a Witch (dialogue - uncredited)
 1941 The Flame of New Orleans (uncredited)
 1938 Break the News (writer)
 1937 Round the Film Studios (TV Series) (narrative script - 1 episode)
- No 1: Pinewood Part 6 (1937) ... (narrative script)
 1933 July 14 (scenario)
 1931 À Nous la Liberté (story and screenplay)
 1931 A Severa (unconfirmed - unconfirmed)
 1931 Le Million
 1930 Miss Europe (idea and adaptation)
 1930 Under the Roofs of Paris (scenario)
 1928 Two Timid Souls (writer)
 1928 The Horse Ate the Hat (written by)
 1927 The Prey of the Wind (adaptation)
 1924 At 3:25 (Short)
 1924 Entr'acte (Short) (adaptation and screenplay)
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Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 9 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

René Chomette | Rene Clair
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Personal Quote:

[on Dudley Nichols]: He had unbelievable energy. I'd come into his office at 8.30 or 9.00 and he'd be waiting for me. We always started work immediately. He never talked about anything but the script, never even mentioned the news of the war or anything like that. He'd sit at his typewriter and pound away at it as I paced the floor. At noon, they'd send in a glass of milk and a sandwich, but that... See more »

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Was not happy with the coming of sound, in cinema, as it could, he thought, undermine the complex language constructed by the silent cinema over the last three decades. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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