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Léon Barsacq (1906–1969)

Léon Barsacq was born on October 18, 1906 in Feodosiya, Crimea, Russian Empire [now Ukraine]. He was a production designer and art director, known for The Longest Day (1962), Diabolique (1955) and Beauty and the Devil (1950). He died on December 23, 1969 in Paris, France. See full bio »


(age 63) in Paris, France

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Known For

The Longest Day Art Director
Diabolique Art Director
Beauty and the Devil Set Decorator
Children of Paradise Production Designer


Hide Hide Show Show Production designer (42 credits)
 1957 Lovers of Paris (as Leon Barsacq)
 1955 The Grand Maneuver (as Leon Barsacq)
 1955 Bel Ami
 1952 Beauties of the Night (as Leon Barsacq)
 1949 Maya
 1949 White Paws
 1948 The Last Vacation (as L. Barsacq)
 1947 Man About Town (as L. Barsacq)
 1946 L'idiot
 1945 Children of Paradise (as Leon Barsacq)
 1943 Lumière d'été (as Barsacq)
 1940 Beating Heart (as Barsacq)
 1938 La Marseillaise (as L. Barsacq)
 1937 Yoshiwara
 1937 Southern Carrier (as L. Barsacq)
 1937 Culprit
 1935 La marmaille
 1933 In Old Alsace
Show Show Art director (13 credits)
Show Show Set decorator (9 credits)
Show Show Art department (2 credits)
Show Show Costume designer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

L. Barsacq | Leon Barsacq | Barsacq

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After training at the School of Decorative Arts in Paris, Barsacq worked as an assistant under Andre Andrejew before becoming a fully-qualified art director from 1934. He was noted for his atmospheric sets in films by Jean Renoir and Rene Clair. A book about his craft, Le Decor de Film, was posthumously published in 1970. See more »

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