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Gérard Oury (1919–2006)


Gérard Oury was born on April 29, 1919 in Paris, France as Max-Gérard Houry. He was an actor and writer, known for The Sucker (1965), The Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob (1973) and La Grande Vadrouille (1966). He was married to Michèle Morgan. He died on July 19, 2006 in Saint-Tropez, Var, France. See full bio »

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Known For

The Sucker Writer
(1965)
(1966)
La main chaude Cameo Appearance
(1960)

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 2003 Là-haut, un roi au-dessus des nuages
Le général de La Motte-Noire
 1986 A Man and a Woman: 20 Years Later
Un spectateur de '40 ans déjà' (uncredited)
 1963 The Prize
Dr. Claude Marceau (as Gerard Oury)
 1961 La menace
Le docteur
 1960 La main chaude
Cameo Appearance (uncredited)
 1959 The Journey
Teklel Hafouli
 1958 Le miroir a deux faces
Le docteur Bosc
 1958 Back to the Wall
Jacques Decrey
 1958 Le septième ciel
Maurice Portal
 1957 Young Girls Beware
Marcel Palmer
 1956 Le ciel des hommes (Short)
Récitant / Narrator (voice)
 1956 Virage dangereux (TV Movie)
Charles
 1956 Triple Deception
Julius Pindar (as Gerard Oury)
 1955 La meilleure part
Gérard Bailly - un ingénieur
 1955 En votre âme et conscience (TV Series)
- L'affaire Roux (1955)
 1955 Heroes and Sinners
Villeterre
 1954 I cavalieri dell'illusione
Napoleone Bonaparte
 1954 The River Girl
Enzo Cinti
 1954 Loves of Three Queens
Napoleon Bonaparte (segment: Napoleon and Josephine)
 1954 The Detective
Inspector Dubois (as Gerard Oury)
 1954 Maison de poupée (TV Movie)
Torwald Helmer
 1954 They Who Dare
Captain George Two (as Gerard Oury)
 1953 The Heart of the Matter
Yusef (as Gerard Oury)
 1953 The Sword and the Rose
Dauphin of France (as Gerard Oury)
 1953 Sea Devils
Napoleon (as Gerard Oury)
 1953 Horizons sans fin (voice)
 1952 Le costaud des Batignolles
Récitant / Narrator (voice)
 1951 The Night Is My Kingdom
Lionel Moreau
 1951 Le passe-muraille
Maurice
 1951 ...Sans laisser d'adresse
Un journaliste aigri
 1950 La belle que voilà
Bruno
 1950 La souricière
Petit rôle (uncredited)
 1949 Du Guesclin
Le Dauphin
 1949 The Secret of Mayerling
Petit rôle (uncredited)
 1949 Jo la Romance
Roland Grenier
 1947 Antoine et Antoinette
Le client galant
 1942 Le médecin des neiges (Short)
 1942 Les petits riens
Philinte
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Alternate Names:

Gerard Oury | Max-Gérard Houry Tannenbaum
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He was the son of a Jewish violinist. He left France in 1940 to escape the Nazi occupation, but returned after the war. He started out as an actor, and became a director in 1959. Although his films were comedies, they usually dealt with serious issues such as racism. He once said that his films "dealt with serious things by making people laugh". See more »

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