Marcel Dalio (1899–1983)

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Sunday, November the 20th is the anniversary of Marcel Dalio's death in 1983. It was the end of a serendipitous life. You know him. He was a citizen of the world. Born Israel Moshe Blauschild, in Paris, in 1900, he became a much sought-after character actor. His lovely animated face with its great expressive eyes became familiar across Europe. He ... See full bio »


(age 83) in Paris, France

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Known For

Sabrina Baron St. Fontanel
The Rules of the Game Marquis Robert de la Cheyniest
To Have and Have Not Gerard aka Frenchy


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 1982 Les longuelune (TV Movie)
Lord Exeter
 1982 Ultimatum (TV Movie)
Le parrain de la maffia
 1982 Les sept jours du marié (TV Movie)
Le marchand de stylos
 1981 Le mythomane (TV Series)
Mosche Morgenblum
- Un pantalon tout neuf! (1981) ... Mosche Morgenblum
 1980 Médecins de nuit (TV Series)
Le vieux médecin
- Palais-Royal (1980) ... Le vieux médecin
 1979 Les amours de la belle époque (TV Series)
- Le mariage de Chiffon (1979) ... Jean
 1979 Le blanc des yeux (Short)
 1978 The Honorable Society
 1978 The Paradise of Riches
 1978 Chaussette surprise
Monsieur L'église
 1978 One Page of Love
Le père de Fanny
 1977 La mort amoureuse (TV Movie)
M. Creator
 1977 Un juge, un flic (TV Series)
Fernand di Bono
- Les drogueurs (1977) ... Fernand di Bono
 1977 Solemn Communion
Charles Gravet âgé / Old Charles Gravet
 1977 La famille Cigale (TV Mini Series)
Rafaelo Santisteban
- Episode #1.6 (1977) ... Rafaelo Santisteban
- Episode #1.5 (1977) ... Rafaelo Santisteban
- Episode #1.4 (1977) ... Rafaelo Santisteban
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Rafaelo Santisteban
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... Rafaelo Santisteban
 1976 Shadow of the Castles
Père Renard (as Dalio)
 1976 The Wing or The Thigh?
Le tailleur de Duchemin (as Dalio)
 1976 Les cinq dernières minutes (TV Series)
- Les petits d'une autre planète (1976) ... Salmalowitz
 1976 Bonjour Paris (TV Series)
- Episode #1.24 (1976) ... L'ambassadeur
- Episode #1.22 (1976) ... L'ambassadeur
 1975 Hard Love
Le maître d'hôtel
 1975 Les compagnons d'Eleusis (TV Series)
- Episode #1.25 (1975) ... Mafle
- Episode #1.20 (1975) ... Mafle
- Episode #1.19 (1975) ... Mafle
- Episode #1.17 (1975) ... Mafle
- Episode #1.16 (1975) ... Mafle
 1975 The Phoney
Cohen (as Dalio)
 1975 Village Girls
Hector Franbourgeois (as Dalio)
 1975 Trop c'est trop!
 1975 Let Joy Reign Supreme
Le noble suffocant au repas (uncredited)
 1975 The Beast
Duc Rammendelo (as Dalio)
 1974 Un bon patriote (TV Movie)
La 'baronne' von Epp
 1974 Ursule and Grelu
Le réceptionniste
 1973 La regrettable absence de Terry Monaghan (TV Movie)
 1973 The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob
Rabbi Jacob (as Dalio)
 1973 The Punishment
Le Libanais (as Dalio)
 1973 Les mécontents (TV Movie)
Le comte des Tournelles
 1972 La canne (TV Movie)
Albert Mistone
 1972 The Eyes Closed
Le vieux monsieur
 1971 Papa, the Lil' Boats
Boudu the Tramp
 1971 As Far as Love Can Go
Le milliardaire (as Dalio)
 1970 La pomme de son oeil (TV Movie)
Le vieux monsieur
 1970 The Great White Hope
French Promoter
 1970 Les enquêteurs associés (TV Series)
- Tête de Turc (1970)
 1970 Catch-22
Old Man
 1969 Du blé en liasses
 1969 Sial IV (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1969) ... Machiavel
- Episode #1.3 (1969) ... Machiavel
- Episode #1.2 (1969) ... Machiavel
- Episode #1.1 (1969) ... Machiavel
 1969 Love Is Gay, Love Is Sad
M. Paul (as Dalio)
 1969 Justine
French Consul General
 1968 How Sweet It Is!
 1968 Les dossiers de l'agence O (TV Series)
Hubert Moss
- Les trois bateaux de la calanque (1968) ... Hubert Moss (as Dalio)
 1967 Malican père et fils (TV Series)
Le patron
- Le bistrot (1967) ... Le patron
 1967 The Oldest Profession
Me Vladimir Leskov (segment "Aujourd'hui") (as Dalio)
 1967 The 25th Hour
Strul (as Dalio)
 1966 Tender Scoundrel
Le père de Véronique (as Dalio)
 1966 How to Steal a Million
Senor Paravideo
 1966 Seventeenth Heaven
Le maître d'hôtel
 1966/I Made in Paris
 1965 Lady L
Sapper (as Dalio)
 1964 Tintin et les oranges bleues
Voice dubbing (voice, uncredited)
 1964 Male Companion
Socratès (as Dalio)
 1964 The Monocle
Elie Mayerfitsky
 1964 American in Paris (TV Movie)
 1964 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
- At Your Service (1964)
 1964 Wild and Wonderful
Dr. Reynard
 1964 Daggers Drawn
Jean Grégor / Gregor Veloni
 1963 Donovan's Reef
Father Cluzeot
 1963 The List of Adrian Messenger
Max Karoudjian
 1963 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Dr. Ernest Joffre
- My Enemy Is a Bright Green Sparrow (1963) ... Dr. Ernest Joffre
 1963 The Man from Chicago
 1963 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Mr. Figlia
- The Judge (1963) ... Mr. Figlia
 1962 The Devil and the Ten Commandments
Le bijoutier / Jeweler (segment "Luxurieux point ne seras")
 1962 Law of Men
L'avocat Plautet
 1962 Le théâtre de la jeunesse (TV Series)
- Oliver Twist (1962) ... Fagin
 1962 Le petit garçon de l'ascenseur
Antonio (as Dalio)
 1962 Cartouche
 1962 Jessica
Luigi Tuffi
 1961 The Devil at 4 O'Clock
 1960-1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Maurice / Giraud
- Act of Piracy (1961) ... Maurice
- Daughter of Illusion (1960) ... Giraud
 1960 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Moreau / Dr. Pierre Carnet
- The Fanatics (1960) ... Moreau
- Spark of Freedom (1960) ... Dr. Pierre Carnet
 1960 Song Without End
 1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- At Your Service (1960) ... Michel
 1960 Classe Tous Risques
Arthur Gibelin
 1960 Can-Can
Andre - the head waiter
 1960 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Victor Rosseau
- The Battle of Mokelumne Hill (1960) ... Victor Rosseau
 1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
 1959 Pillow Talk
 1959 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Jean Gabot
- The Dark Room (1959) ... Jean Gabot
 1959 Maverick (TV Series)
Baron Dulot
- Game of Chance (1959) ... Baron Dulot
 1958 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
- Sisters of the Friendless (1958) ... Antoine
 1958 The Perfect Furlough
Henri Valentin
 1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Corp. Marcel Marchand
- The Return of the Hero (1958) ... Corp. Marcel Marchand
 1958 Lafayette Escadrille
Drill Sergeant
 1957 Tip on a Dead Jockey
Toto del Aro
 1957 The Sun Also Rises
 1957 China Gate
Father Paul
 1957 Ten Thousand Bedrooms
Vittorio Cisini
 1956 The Charles Farrell Show (TV Series)
Anatole Boulanger
- French Love (1956) ... Anatole Boulanger
 1955-1956 Casablanca (TV Series)
Captain Renaud / Renaud / Capt. Renaud
- Siren Song (1956) ... Renaud
- Fateful Night (1956) ... Capt. Renaud
- Labor Camp Escape (1955) ... Captain Renaud
- Who Holds Tomorrow? (1955) ... Captain Renaud
 1956 Miracle in the Rain
Marcel - Waiter
 1956 Anything Goes
Ship's Captain (uncredited)
 1955 Paris Precinct (TV Series)
Roger Vezenay
- Police Headquarters (1955) ... Roger Vezenay
 1955 Warner Brothers Presents (TV Series)
Capt. Renaud / Renaud
- Hand of Fate (1955) ... Capt. Renaud
- The Return (1955) ... Renaud
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
The Baron
- The Baron and His Uranium Killing (1955) ... The Baron
 1955 Jump Into Hell
Sgt. Taite
 1955 Razzia
Paul Liski (as Dalio)
 1954 Tres hombres van a morir
 1954 The Lovers of Lisbon
Porfirio (as Dalio)
 1954 Sabrina
Baron St. Fontanel
 1954 La patrouille des sables
 1954 Lucky Me
 1954 Private Secretary (TV Series)
- Vive L'Amour (1954) ... Armende
- The Sable Coat (1954) ... Armende
 1954 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Claude Lebec
- The Ardent Woodsman (1954) ... Claude Lebec
 1953 We Go to Monte Carlo
Melissa Farrell's Agent (as Dalio)
 1953 Flight to Tangier
 1953 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
 1953 Your Jeweler's Showcase (TV Series)
 1952 The Happy Time
Grandpere Bonnard
 1952 The Merry Widow
Police Sergeant
 1952 Lovely to Look At
 1951 Baby Beats the Band
Poulos - l'imprésario (as Dalio)
 1951 Rich, Young and Pretty
Claude Duval
 1951 On the Riviera
Philippe Lebrix
 1950 Oriental Port
 1950 Captain Blackjack
Captain Nikarescu
 1950 Menace de mort
 1949 Maya
Le steward
 1949 Portrait of a Killer
Fred dit Bébé (as Dalio)
 1949 Wicked City
Aimé - un nervi
 1949 The Lovers of Verona
Amedeo Maglia
 1948 Sombre dimanche
Max - l'éditeur
 1948 Dédée d'Anvers
 1948 Erreur judiciaire
 1948 Snowbound
 1947 The Damned
Larga (as Dalio)
 1947 Temptation Harbor
Insp. Dupré
 1946 Pétrus
Luciani (as Dalio)
 1946 Her Last Part
 1945 A Bell for Adano
 1944 To Have and Have Not
Gerard aka Frenchy
 1944 Wilson
 1944 Pin Up Girl
Pierre (uncredited)
 1944 Action in Arabia
Chakka - Arab Henchman at Airport
 1943 The Song of Bernadette
 1943 The Desert Song
 1943 Flesh and Fantasy
Clown (uncredited)
 1943 Paris After Dark
Luigi - Quisling Barber
 1943 The Constant Nymph
 1943 Tonight We Raid Calais
Jacques Grandet
 1942 Casablanca
Emil - Croupier at Rick's (uncredited)
 1942 Tales of Manhattan
2nd Salesman at Santelli's (Fields sequence) (uncredited)
 1942 The Pied Piper
 1942 Flight Lieutenant
Marcel Faulet (uncredited)
 1941 The Shanghai Gesture
The Master of the Spinning Wheel
 1941 Unholy Partners
 1941 One Night in Lisbon
 1940 Thunder Over Paris
Barel (as Dalio)
 1939 Sacred Woods
Zakouskine, le danseur (as Dalio)
 1939 The Rules of the Game
Marquis Robert de la Cheyniest (as Dalio)
 1939 Midnight Tradition
Édouard Mutter, l'antiquaire (as Dalio)
 1939 Pasha's Wives
Le sultan Soliman
 1938 Conflit
L'usurier / The Money-Lender (as Dalio)
 1938 The Curtain Rises
Le jude d'instruction (as Dalio)
 1938 Sirocco
Matteo Gordina - le Maltais (as Dalio)
 1938 Chéri-Bibi
Le donneur
 1938 Hatred
Happy Jones (as Dalio)
 1938 Les pirates du rail
Le mercenaire (as Dalio)
 1937 Miarka
Le maire (as Dalio)
 1937 Naples Under the Kiss of Fire
Le photographe
 1937 Sarati the Terrible
Benoît (as Dalio)
 1937 The Grand Illusion
Le lieutenant Rosenthal (as Dalio)
 1937 The Pearls of the Crown
Le ministre d'Abyssinie (as Dalio)
 1937 Marthe Richard
Pedro (as Dalio)
 1937 A Man to Kill
 1937 Traffic in Souls
 1937 Pépé le Moko
L'Arbi (as Dalio)
 1936 The Life and Loves of Beethoven
L'éditeur Steiner (as Dalio)
 1936 The Man of Stone (uncredited)
 1935 Return to Paradise
Le notaire (as Dalio)
 1935 Turandot, princesse de Chine
 1934 Public Affairs (Short)
Le speaker / Le sculpteur / Le capitaine des pompiers / ...
 1932 The Night at the Hotel
 1931 Le dandy masqué (Short)
 1931 Les quatre jambes (Short)
Edgar Landres
 1931 Olive passager clandestin
 1931 Le collier (Short)
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Author of autobiography "Mes années folles" (Editions Jean-Claude Lattès)

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He is said to have called Gérard Oury, for whom he worked, "le voleur de bad gags" (the Thief of Bad Gags).


Frequently played smooth characters who are abused for their implied Jewishness (in his French films) or French heritage (in his American films) but remain unflappable

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