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Blaise Cendrars (1887–1961)

Blaise Cendrars was born on September 1, 1887 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchâtel, Switzerland as Frédéric Louis Sauser. He was a writer and director, known for Sutter's Gold (1936), La Venere nera (1923) and Autour de la roue (1923). He was married to Raymone and Félicie Poznanska. He died on January 21, 1961 in Paris, France. See full bio »


(age 73) in Paris, France

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Sutter's Gold Writer
La Venere nera Director
La roue Second Unit Director or Assistant Director


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 1989 Moravagine (TV Movie) (novel)
 1985 Um Filme 100% Brasileiro (novel)
 1979 La main coupée (TV Movie) (novel)
 1936 Sutter's Gold (based on novel by)
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 1923 Autour de la roue (Short)
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 1923 La roue (assistant director)
 1919 J'accuse! (assistant director)
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 1919 J'accuse!
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 1963 Les heures chaudes de Montparnasse (TV Series documentary)
 1954 Fernand Léger (Documentary short)
 1953 L'art et les hommes (TV Series documentary)
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- Leur peintre préféré: Blaise Cendrars et Modigliani (1953) ... Himself - Interviewee
 1951 Venom and Eternity
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 1963 Les heures chaudes de Montparnasse (TV Series documentary)

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He created his literary name, Cendrars, by combining the French words for ashes ('cendres') and art ('ars'). See more »

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