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Jean-Paul Le Chanois (1909–1985)

For many decades, no French director was held in greater contempt than Jean-Paul Le Chanois (1909-1985). He was the perfect target of criticism by the New Wave filmmakers of the late 1950s and 1960s. However, unlike other targets of the Young Turks, Chanois was never restored to favor. Nevertheless, a small number of his films deserve recognition. ... See full bio »

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 1973 La paroi (TV Movie)
  Madame êtes-vous libre? (TV Series) (dialogue - 13 episodes, 1971) (scenario - 13 episodes, 1971)
- Miss Taxi (1971) ... (dialogue) / (scenario)
- La mairie du IXème arrondissement (1971) ... (dialogue) / (scenario)
- L'examen (1971) ... (dialogue) / (scenario)
- L'heure du choix... (1971) ... (dialogue) / (scenario)
- Solitude (1971) ... (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1962 Mandrin (dialogue)
 1962 The Fabiani Affair (adaptation)
 1960 Love and the Frenchwoman (adaptation and dialogue: "La Femme seule")
 1958 Les Misérables (writer)
 1957 The Case of Dr. Laurent (adaptation & dialogue) / (scenario)
 1955 Papa, Mama, My Wife and Me (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1955 The Fugitives
 1955 Magic Village (screenplay) / (story)
 1954 Papa, Mama, the Maid and I (dialogue) / (screenplay - as J.P. Le Chanois)
 1953 Alarm in Morocco (dialogue)
 1953 Taxi (story "Sans laisser d'adresse")
 1952/I Matrimonial Agency (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1952 The House on the Dune (dialogue)
 1951 Without Leaving an Address (adaptation - uncredited) / (dialogue)
 1949 Marlène (story)
 1949 L'école buissonnière (writer)
 1949 Fandango (adaptation - as J.-P. Le Chanois) / (dialogue - as J.-P. Le Chanois)
 1948 Dilemma of Two Angels (scenario and dialogue)
 1948 La dame d'onze heures (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1948 The Idol (writer)
 1946 Her Last Part (as J.P. Lechannois)
 1944 Cecile Is Dead (adaptation)
 1943 Vingt-cinq ans de bonheur (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1943 Carnival of Sinners (dialogue - uncredited) / (screenplay)
 1943 Picpus (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1942 Huit hommes dans un château (adaptation - as Jean Le Chanois) / (dialogue - as Jean Le Chanois)
 1942 Le moussaillon (adaptation)
 1940 Une idée à l'eau (as Jean-Paul Dreyfus)
 1938 The Time of the Cherries (dialogue - as Jean-Paul Dreyfus) / (screenplay - as Jean-Paul Dreyfus)
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Alternate Names:

J.P. Dreyfus | Jean-Paul Dreyfus | J.-P. Le Chanois | J.P. Le Chanois | Jean Le Chanois | J.P. Lechannois

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He used as part of his pseudonym his mother's last name. He thus could work for the Continental in Paris during the war while being a Résistant. These WWII events are described in Laissez-passer. In the 1950s, he was the companion and later husband of Silvia Monfort. See more »

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