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Charles Spaak (1903–1975)

Charles Spaak was born on May 25, 1903 in Brussels, Belgium. He was a writer and director, known for Before the Deluge (1954), La Grande Illusion (1937) and The Lower Depths (1936). He was married to Janine Spaak and Claude Marcy. He died on March 4, 1975 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France. See full bio »

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Before the Deluge
La Grande Illusion
The Lower Depths
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 1974 Bloody Murder
 1973 Le guerriere dal seno nudo (writer)
 1972 Le tricorne (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1965 Estudio 1 (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- La rosa de los vientos (1965) ... (play)
 1965 Un milliard dans un billard (adaptation and dialogue)
 1963 Blague dans le coin (dialogue)
 1963 Germinal (writer)
 1963 Mathias Sandorf (dialogue)
 1963 Le glaive et la balance (writer)
 1962 The Elusive Corporal (uncredited)
 1962 Cartouche
 1962 The Burning Court (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1961 O Ausente (TV Movie) (play)
 1960 Vers l'extase
 1960 Love and the Frenchwoman (scenario and dialogue: "Le Divorce")
 1959 Adorable Sinner (writer)
 1957-1959 Grande Teatro Tupi (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Rosa dos Ventos (1959)
 1958 Les tricheurs (story - uncredited)
 1957 Charmants garçons (screenplay - dialogue)
 1957 O Ausente (TV Movie) (play)
 1956 Crime and Punishment (screenplay and dialogue)
 1955 Scuola elementare (screenplay)
 1954 Flesh and the Woman (adaptation and dialogue) / (story "Le Grand Jeu")
 1954 Opinione pubblica (dialogue: French version)
 1954 Riviera
 1954 Vestire gli ignudi (uncredited)
 1953 The Adultress (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1953 Jeunes mariés (dialogue)
 1952 Adorable Creatures (dialogue) / (screenplay and adaptation) / (story)
 1952 Nous sommes tous des assassins (scenario & dialogue)
 1952 The Seven Deadly Sins (scenario - segment "Avarice and Anger")
 1951 The Night Is My Kingdom (dialogue)
 1951 Albert I et son règne (Documentary short) (scenario)
 1950 Captain Blackjack (screenplay) / (story)
 1950 Justice Is Done (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1949 Portrait d'un assassin (dialogue)
 1949 Retour à la vie (writer)
 1949 Le mystère Barton (writer)
 1948 Man to Men (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1948 Éternel conflit (screenplay, adaptation and dialogue)
 1948 Route sans issue (dialogue)
 1947 Une belle garce (writer)
 1947 Les chouans (adaptation)
 1946 La revanche de Roger la Honte (dialogue)
 1946 Queen's Necklace (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1946 Panic (screenplay and dialogue)
 1946 Patrie (adaptation)
 1946 The Eternal Husband (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1946 L'idiot (adaptation and dialogue)
 1946 Jericho (adaptation and dialogue)
 1945 Les caves du Majestic (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1945 Le père Goriot (adaptation)
 1944 Carmen (screenplay)
 1944 La vie de plaisir (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1944 Le ciel est à vous (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1943 L'escalier sans fin (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1943 Immortal France (screenplay & dialogue)
 1943 À la Belle frégate (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1943 The Count of Monte Cristo (writer)
 1943 L'école de Barbizon (Short) (commentary written by)
 1942 Le lit à colonnes (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1941 Stormy Waters (adaptation - uncredited)
 1941 Sins of Youth (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1941 Who Killed Santa Claus? (adaptation & dialogue)
 1941 Premier bal (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1940 Two Women (dialogue)
 1939 La loi du nord (scenario - uncredited)
 1939 L'entraîneuse (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1939 Le dernier tournant (adaptation and dialogue)
 1939 La fin du jour (writer)
 1939 Le récif de corail (screenplay and dialogue)
 1938 L'étrange Monsieur Victor (writer)
 1938 Hatred (scenario)
 1937 Aloha, le chant des îles (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1937 Gueule d'amour (scenario and dialogue)
 1937 La Grande Illusion (scenario and dialogue)
 1937 Une femme sans importance (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1937 L'homme du jour (screenplay & dialogue)
 1936 The Lower Depths (dialogue)
 1936 The Great Temptation (scenario)
 1936 Les loups entre eux (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1936 Le secret de Polichinelle (adaptation)
 1936 Les gaîtés de la finance (dialogue)
 1936 Die klugen Frauen (novel)
 1935 Sacrifice d'honneur (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1935 Carnival in Flanders (short story)
 1935 Sous la griffe (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1935 Adémaï au moyen âge (screenplay)
 1935 La bandera (adaptation and screenplay)
 1935 Les époux scandaleux (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1935 Pension Mimosas (screenplay and dialogue)
 1934 Le grand jeu (screenplay)
 1933 L'abbé Constantin (writer)
 1932 Pan!... Pan!... (Short)
 1932 Ce cochon de Morin (screenplay - dialogue)
 1932 Affaire classée (Short) (screenplay: dialogue)
 1932 Daïnah la métisse (dialogue - uncredited) / (screenplay - uncredited)
 1932 Un coup de téléphone (adaptation)
 1930 La petite Lise (scenario)
 1929 Les nouveaux messieurs (writer)
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[on Erich von Stroheim] I believe that he was a man profoundly wounded, profoundly abused, who stubbornly insisted on acting, to offer an image of himself, an image which producers could purchase and for which he had the greatest contempt. In his personal life, he was a megalomaniac.


His father, Paul, was director of the de la Monnaie Theatre in Brussels. His brother, Paul-Henri, was a Premier of Belgium. See more »

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