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Jean Dréville (1906–1997)

The great neglected independent film-maker Jean Dreville had no formal education - he was educated privately at home. He showed an early interest in photography and art and his first jobs were as photographer, poster designer and draftsman. His break into films came in 1928 when he made his first short films. In the 1930's, when films about Russia... See full bio »

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Endless Horizons Director
Chess Player Director
Les casse-pieds Director


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 1969 The Leatherstocking Tales (TV Mini Series) (3 episodes)
- Der Wildtöter (1969) ... (uncredited)
 1969 SOS-Fréquence-17 (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- L'escalade (1969)
 1965 Commando Grand Nord (TV Movie)
 1965 Histoires d'hommes (TV Series)
 1962 Lafayette
 1958 Sputnik
 1957 Les suspects
 1954 Queen Margot
 1952 The Seven Deadly Sins (segment "La paresse/La pigrizia/Sloth")
 1949 Retour à la vie (segment "Quatrième Sketch/Cinquième Sketch")
 1946 Tainted
 1943 Tornavara
 1939 Savage Brigade (uncredited)
 1938 Chess Player
 1937 Midi (Documentary short)
 1937 Maman Colibri
 1936 Coup de vent (co-director)
 1932 Pomme d'amour
 1930 Physiopolis (Documentary short)
 1929 Autour de l'argent (Documentary short)
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Jean Dreville


Véronique Deschamps  (his death)  (1 child)

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