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Charles Spaak (1903–1975)

Charles Spaak was born on May 25, 1903 in Brussels, Belgium. He was a writer and director, known for La Grande Illusion (1937), Before the Deluge (1954) and Le mystère Barton (1949). He was married to Janine Spaak and Claude Marcy. He died on March 4, 1975 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France. See full bio »

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 1974 Bloody Murder
 1973 The Amazons (writer)
 1972 Le tricorne (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1965 Estudio 1 (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- La rosa de los vientos (1965) ... (play)
 1965 Diamonds Are Brittle (adaptation and dialogue)
 1963 Blague dans le coin (dialogue)
 1963 Germinal (writer)
 1963 Mathias Sandorf (dialogue)
 1963 Le glaive et la balance (writer)
 1962 The Elusive Corporal (uncredited)
 1962 The Burning Court (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1961 O Ausente (TV Movie) (play)
 1960 Love and the Frenchwoman (scenario and dialogue: "Le Divorce")
 1959 Adorable Sinner (writer)
 1957-1959 Grande Teatro Tupi (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Rosa dos Ventos (1959)
 1958 Youthful Sinners (story - uncredited)
 1957 Charmants Garçons (story)
 1957 O Ausente (TV Movie) (play)
 1956 Crime and Punishment (screenplay and dialogue)
 1956 Paris, Palace Hôtel (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1955 Black Dossier
 1955 Scuola elementare (screenplay)
 1954 Flesh and the Woman (adaptation and dialogue) / (story "Le Grand Jeu")
 1954 Public Opinion (dialogue: French version)
 1954 Riviera (collaboration)
 1954 Vestire gli ignudi (uncredited)
 1953 The Adultress (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1953 Jeunes mariés (dialogue)
 1952 Adorable Creatures (dialogue) / (original screenplay)
 1952 Are We All Murderers? (scenario & dialogue)
 1952 The Seven Deadly Sins (scenario - segment "Avarice and Anger")
 1951 Albert I et son règne (Documentary short) (scenario)
 1951 The Night Is My Kingdom (dialogue)
 1950 Captain Blackjack (screenplay) / (story)
 1950 Justice Is Done (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1949 Portrait of a Killer (dialogue)
 1949 Return to Life (writer)
 1949 Le mystère Barton (writer)
 1948 Man to Men (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1948 Éternel conflit (screenplay, adaptation and dialogue)
 1948 Road Blocked (dialogue)
 1947 Une belle garce (writer)
 1947 The Royalists (adaptation)
 1946 The Revenge of Roger (dialogue)
 1946 Panique (screenplay and dialogue)
 1946 Patrie (adaptation)
 1946 Queen's Necklace (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1946 The Eternal Husband (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1946 L'idiot (adaptation and dialogue)
 1946 Behind These Walls (adaptation and dialogue)
 1945 Majestic Hotel Cellars (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1945 Le père Goriot (adaptation)
 1944 Carmen (screenplay)
 1944 La vie de plaisir (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1944 Le ciel est à vous (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1943 L'école de Barbizon (Short) (commentary written by)
 1943 L'escalier sans fin (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1943 Immortal France (screenplay & dialogue)
 1943 À la Belle frégate (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1943 The Count of Monte Cristo (writer)
 1942 Le lit à colonnes (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1941 Remorques (adaptation - uncredited)
 1941 Sins of Youth (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1941 Who Killed Santa Claus? (adaptation & dialogue)
 1941 First Ball (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1940 Two Women (dialogue)
 1939 Law of the north (scenario - uncredited)
 1939 Nightclub Hostess (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1939 The Last Turning (adaptation and dialogue)
 1939 La fin du jour (writer)
 1939 Coral Reefs (screenplay and dialogue)
 1938 L'étrange Monsieur Victor (writer)
 1938 Hatred (scenario)
 1937 Aloha, le chant des îles (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1937 Lady Killer (scenario and dialogue)
 1937 La Grande Illusion (scenario and dialogue)
 1937 A Woman of No Importance (dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1937 The Man of the Hour (screenplay & dialogue)
 1936 The Lower Depths (dialogue)
 1936 The Great Temptation (scenario)
 1936 They Were Five (scenario)
 1936 Les loups entre eux (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1936 Les gaîtés de la finance (dialogue)
 1936 The Secret of Polichinelle (adaptation)
 1936 Die klugen Frauen (novel)
 1935 Sacrifice d'honneur (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1935 Carnival in Flanders (short story)
 1935 Sous la griffe (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1935 Happy Days
 1935 Adémaï au moyen âge (screenplay)
 1935 La bandera (adaptation and screenplay)
 1935 Les époux scandaleux (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1935 Pension Mimosas (screenplay and dialogue)
 1934 Le grand jeu (screenplay)
 1933 L'abbé Constantin (writer)
 1932 Pan!... Pan!... (Short)
 1932 Ce cochon de Morin (screenplay - dialogue)
 1932 Affaire classée (Short) (screenplay: dialogue)
 1932 Daïnah la métisse (dialogue - uncredited) / (screenplay - uncredited)
 1932 Un coup de téléphone (adaptation)
 1930 Little Lise (scenario)
 1929 The Temporary Gentleman (writer)
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[on Erich von Stroheim] I believe that he was a man profoundly wounded, profoundly abused, who stubbornly insisted on acting, to offer an image of himself, an image which producers could purchase and for which he had the greatest contempt. In his personal life, he was a megalomaniac.


His father, Paul, was director of the de la Monnaie Theatre in Brussels. His brother, Paul-Henri, was a Premier of Belgium. See more »

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