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René Clair (1898–1981)


René Clair was born on November 11, 1898 in Paris, France as René-Lucien Chomette. He was a writer and director, known for Le silence est d'or (1947), À Nous la Liberté (1931) and The Grand Maneuver (1955). He was married to Bronia Clair. He died on March 15, 1981 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France. See full bio »

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Known For

Le silence est d'or
(1947)
À Nous la Liberté
(1931)
The Grand Maneuver
(1955)
Beauties of the Night
(1952)

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 1972 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (French adaptation - 1 episode)
- Ferraille à vendre (1972) ... (French adaptation)
 1966 Gariban (screenplay "Porte des Lilas" - uncredited)
 1966 Les fables de La Fontaine (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Les deux Pigeons (1966)
 1961 Tout l'or du monde (screenplay, adaptation & dialogue)
 1960 De fil en aiguille (TV Movie) (short story)
 1960 Love and the Frenchwoman (scenario and dialogue: "Le Mariage")
 1957 The Golden Age of Comedy (Documentary)
 1957 The Gates of Paris (screenplay and dialogue)
 1955 The Grand Maneuver (screenplay and dialogue)
 1952 Beauties of the Night (adaptation) / (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1950 Beauty and the Devil (screenplay and dialogue)
 1947 Le silence est d'or (scenario & dialogue)
 1944 It Happened Tomorrow (adaptation and screenplay - as Rene Clair)
 1942 I Married a Witch (dialogue - uncredited)
 1941 The Flame of New Orleans (uncredited)
 1938 Break the News (writer)
 1937 Round the Film Studios (TV Series) (narrative script - 1 episode)
- No 1: Pinewood Part 6 (1937) ... (narrative script)
 1933 July 14 (scenario)
 1931 À Nous la Liberté (story and screenplay)
 1931 A Severa (unconfirmed - unconfirmed)
 1931 Le Million
 1930 Prix de beauté (Miss Europe) (idea and adaptation)
 1930 Sous les toits de Paris (scenario)
 1928 Les deux timides (writer)
 1928 The Horse Ate the Hat (written by)
 1927 La proie du vent (adaptation)
 1924 At 3:25 (Short)
 1924 Entr'acte (Short) (adaptation and screenplay)
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Personal Details

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1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 7 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

René Chomette | Rene Clair
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Personal Quote:

With very few exceptions, the best original scenarios have been written either by writers who knew the cinema particularly well, or by professional film workers. Although it may seem at first sight that anybody should be able to write a film scenario, experience shows that good scenarios are very rare. See more »

Trivia:

Made his reputation with visual comedies and socio/political satires, examining the mores of the middle- and upper-classes in France. Although he made sojourns to both Britain and the US, he was happiest working in his native country, where he felt less subjected to studio interference. Nonetheless, he is highly regarded for two of his Hollywood films: the whimsical comedy I Married a Witch (1942)... See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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