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Henri Decoin (1890–1969)

Partly due to the uneven quality of his work,Henri Decoin remained an overlooked director.Born in 1890,he was a sports correspondent ,a novelist ,Gallone's assistant ,and a screenwriter, As a director ,some of his Films Noirs are simply stellar and deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as those of Clouzot and Duvivier . His first efforts (1933... See full bio »


(age 79) in Paris, France

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Known For

One Step to Eternity
Razzia Writer
Abus de confiance
Le feu aux poudres


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 1961 Le pavé de Paris (adaptation)
 1960 La chatte sort ses griffes (adaptation)
 1959 Too Late to Love (writer)
 1958 La chatte (writer)
 1957 Tous peuvent me tuer (adaptation)
 1955 The Case of Poisons (screenplay)
 1955 Razzia (adaptation)
 1954 One Step to Eternity (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1954 The Bed (segment "Billet de logement, Le")
 1953 Inside a Girls' Dormitory (writer)
 1953 The Lovers of Toledo (adaptation)
 1951 Boîte de nuit (dialogue)
 1951 Avalanche
 1951 Clara de Montargis (screenplay) / (story)
 1950 Paris Incident (adaptation and dialogue)
 1949 Portrait d'un assassin (screenplay)
 1949 Between Eleven and Midnight (adaptation - as Henry Decoin)
 1947 Le café du cadran (screenplay)
 1946 Devil's Daughter (adaptation)
 1943 L'homme de Londres (adaptation)
 1942 Le grand combat (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1942 Le bienfaiteur (adaptation - uncredited)
 1942 Annette et la dame blonde (adaptation)
 1941 Her First Affair (screenplay)
 1938 She Returned at Dawn (writer)
 1937 Abus de confiance (adaptation - as Henry Decoin)
 1936 Port Arthur
 1935 Roi de Camargue (scenario)
 1934 Poliche (as Henry Decoin)
 1934 Toboggan
 1933 Les bleus du ciel (writer)
 1933 Les requins du pétrole (dialogues)
 1933 Je vous aimerai toujours (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1932 Hôtel des étudiants (screenplay)
 1931 Son altesse l'amour (adaptation)
 1931 À bas les hommes (Short)
 1928 La ronde infernale (as Henry Decoin)
 1926 Le p'tit Parigot (screenplay) / (story)
 1925 Le roi de la pédale (as Henry Decoin)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Quinze combats" (aka "Fifteen Fights").

Alternate Names:

Henry Decoin

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A member of the French swimming team in 1912 Olympic Games and an airman in WWI. Wrote a novel entitled "Quinze combats" (Fifteen fights) located in boxers' world; the book has 15 chapters, as many as the rounds of a fight. See more »

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