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Marcel Pagnol (1895–1974)

Marcel Pagnol was born on February 28, 1895 in Aubagne, Bouches-du-Rhône, France. He was a writer and producer, known for Jean de Florette (1986), Manon of the Spring (1986) and Marius (1931). He was married to Jacqueline Pagnol and Simone Collin. He died on April 18, 1974 in Paris, France. See full bio »


(age 79) in Paris, France

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 2013 Fanny (play)
 2013 Marius (play)
 2011 The Well-Digger's Daughter (early screenplay)
 2010 La femme du boulanger (TV Movie) (play)
 2008 Marius et Fanny (TV Movie) (based on the novels "Marius", "Fanny" and "César")
 2008 Fanny (TV Movie) (play)
 2007 The Time of Love (TV Movie) (novel)
 2007 The Time of Secrets (TV Movie) (novel)
 2002 Notes sur le rire (TV Movie) (story)
 2001 Der goldene Anker (TV Movie)
 2000 La trilogie marseillaise: César (TV Movie) (1936 script)
 2000 La trilogie marseillaise: Fanny (TV Movie) (play)
 2000 La trilogie marseillaise: Marius (TV Movie) (play)
 1999 La femme du boulanger (TV Movie) (1938 screenplay)
 1999 Le schpountz (novel)
 1998 Les marchands de gloire (TV Movie) (play)
 1994 Topaze (TV Movie) (play)
 1993 Pirouette (play)
 1990 My Mother's Castle (novel)
 1990 My Father's Glory (novel)
 1988 Topaze (TV Mini-Series) (play)
 1986 Manon of the Spring (novel)
 1986 Jean de Florette (novel)
 1984 Zinsen des Ruhms (TV Movie)
 1977 Pagnol (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- César (1977)
- Fanny (1977)
- Marius (1977)
 1975 Cigalon (TV Movie)
 1975 Das große ABC (Monsieur Topaze) (TV Movie) (play)
 1975 Nagm fi hayati (plays - uncredited) / (plays "La Trilogie" - uncredited) / (plays "Marius", "Fanny" and screenplay "César" - uncredited)
 1974 Alta comedia (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Topaze (1974)
 1971 Fabijen (TV Movie)
 1970 Professor Blaise (TV Movie) (play "Phaeton")
 1968 Le curé de Cucugnan (TV Movie) (dialogue)
 1967 Der Schpunz (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Die Frau des Fotografen oder Die große Liebe (TV Movie) (play "La belle amour")
 1967 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Topaze (1967) ... (play)
 1965 Merlusse (TV Movie)
 1965 Die Tochter des Brunnenmachers (TV Movie) (play "La fille du puisatier")
 1965 Cigalon (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 Topaze (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 Die Frau des Bäckers (TV Movie) (novel)
 1962 Zum goldenen Anker (TV Movie) (writer)
 1962 La dame aux camélias (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1961 Jazz (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 Fanny (from the Marseilles trilogy by)
 1961 I Like Money (play "Topaze")
 1960 Topaze (TV Mini-Series) (story)
 1959 Professor Schnellfisch (TV Movie)
 1959 Fanny (TV Movie)
 1958 Die Frau des Fotografen (TV Movie) (play "La belle amour")
 1958 Fanny (TV Movie) (play)
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Topaze (1957) ... (play)
 1957 Das große ABC (TV Movie) (play "Monsieur Topaze")
 1956 Die Tochter des Brunnenmachers (TV Movie) (play "La fille du puisatier")
 1953 Carnaval (writer)
 1952 Manon of the Spring (novel "L'eau des collines") / (screenplay)
 1951 Topaze
 1950 The Prize
 1948 The Pretty Miller Girl (writer)
 1945 Naïs
 1943 Arlette et l'amour (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1942 Umineko no minato (play - uncredited)
 1941 La prière aux étoiles (story)
 1940 The Well-Digger's Daughter (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1939 Monsieur Brotonneau (adaptation)
 1938 Merlusse (writer)
 1938 The Baker's Wife (scenario and dialogue - uncredited)
 1938 Port of Seven Seas (books "Fanny trilogy")
 1938 Heartbeat (adaptation and screenplay - as John H. Kneubuhl)
 1937 Harvest (scenario & dialogue)
 1936 Topaze (play)
 1936 César
 1935 Cigalon (dialogue and screenplay)
 1934 Tartarin de Tarascon (dialogue)
 1934 Angele
 1934 The Black Whale (play "Fanny")
 1934 Jofroi (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1933 Le gendre de Monsieur Poirier (scenario and dialogue)
 1933 The Death Agony of the Eagles (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1933 Fanny (play)
 1933/I Topaze (play)
 1933 Direct au coeur (play) / (script & dialogue)
 1933/II Topaze (play)
 1932 Fanny (play) / (screenplay)
 1932 The Golden Anchor (play)
 1931 Längtan till havet (play "Marius") / (screenplay)
 1931 Marius (play) / (screenplay)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Playwright: "Topaze" (filmed as Topaze (1933)). See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Alternate Names:

John H. Kneubuhl

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One has to look out for engineers - they begin with sewing machines and end up with the atomic bomb.


Distinguished French playwright, novelist, screenwriter and director. He began as a teacher at the Lycee Condorcet in Paris in 1922. The success of his first two plays helped him to set up his own film production and distribution company near Marseilles. Pagnol founded the influential cinema magazine 'Les Cahier du Film' in 1931. He became best known for his comedic depiction of provincial life ... See more »

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