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Joseph Kessel (1898–1979)

Joseph Kessel was born on February 10, 1898 in Clara, Argentina. He was a writer, known for Belle de Jour (1967), The Horsemen (1971) and The Night of the Generals (1967). He was married to Michèle O'Brien, Catherine Gangardt and Nadia-Alexandra Polizu-Michsunesti. He died on July 23, 1979 in Paris, France. See full bio »


(age 81) in Paris, France

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Belle de Jour Writer
The Horsemen Writer
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 2003 Le lion (TV Movie) (novel)
 2000 Belle de jour (Video) (novel)
 1994 La règle de l'homme (TV Movie) (novel)
 1992 Les amants du Tage (TV Movie) (book)
 1989 Cinéma 16 (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Mary de Cork (1989) ... (novel)
 1986 The Heart Queen (novel "Belle de jour")
 1985 Kuroi doresu no onna (TV Movie) (novel)
 1982 La passante du Sans-Souci (novel - as Joseph Kessel de l'Académie Française)
 1971 The Horsemen (based upon the novel 'The Horsemen' by)
 1969 Army of Shadows (novel)
 1968 A Wall in Jerusalem (Documentary) (commentary)
 1968 Mayerling (additional dialogue - uncredited)
 1967 Belle de Jour (novel - as Joseph Kessel de l'Académie Française)
 1967 The Night of the Generals (adapted for the screen by)
 1962 The Lion (novel)
 1958 The Devil's Pass (writer)
 1956 Sikkim, terre secrète (Documentary)
 1955 Oasis (novel) / (screenplay)
 1955 Square Fortune (by) / (dialogue)
 1954 The Lovers of Lisbon (novel)
 1953 Act of Love (french dialogue - uncredited)
 1951 Sirocco (novel "Coup de Grace")
 1950 Le grand cirque (dialogue)
 1949 Au grand balcon (original scenario - dialogue)
 1947 They Are Not Angels (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1940 Forbidden Love (dialogue)
 1938 Ab Mitternacht (novel "Nuits des princes")
 1938 Nuits de princes (novel)
 1937 Les secrets de la Mer Rouge (adaptation)
 1937 The Woman I Love (novel "L'Equipage")
 1936 La peur (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1936 Les bateliers de la Volga (novel) / (screenplay)
 1936 Mayerling (dialogue - as J. Kessel)
 1935 Flight Into Darkness (adaptation - as J. Kessel) / (dialogue - as J. Kessel) / (novel: L'équipage - as J. Kessel)
 1934 Cease Firing (scenario)
 1929 Nuits de princes (novel)
 1928 The Crew (novel)
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Other Works:

Novel: "L'équipage". NOTE: Filmed as Flight Into Darkness (1935), The Woman I Love (1937), The Crew (1928) See more »

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Alternate Names:

Joseph Kessel de l'Académie Française | J. Kessel

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His father was a Jewish-Lithuanian doctor. Kessel's family moved to France in 1908. See more »

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