- Carné, Marcel
- (August 18, 1906, Paris, France - October 31, 1996, Clamart, Hauts-de-Seine, France)After studying cabinetmaking and briefly working as an insurance employee, he was a photographer and then a film critic publishing articles in Cinémagazine in 1928 and becoming editor-in-chief of Film Hebdo Magazine. He befriended actress Françoise Rosay and entered films as an assistant cameraman to Georges Périnal on her husband Jacques Feyder's movie Les Nouveaux Messieurs (1928). An assistant director for seven years (1929 Cagliostro—Liebd une Leben eines grossten Abenteurs / Cagliostro / Graf Cagliostro, also assistant cameraman, Richard Oswald, Germany / France / Sweden; 1930 Sous les Toits de Paris / UK and USA: Under the Roofs of Paris, René Clair; 1934 Le Grand Jeu, Jacques Feyder; 1935 La Kermesse héroïque / USA: Carnival in Flanders, also production manager, Jacques Feyder, France / Germany; Pension Mimosas, Jacques Feyder), he directed his first feature-length film in 1936 with Françoise Rosay as leading actress. He appeared as himself in a short (1951 Vedettes sans Maquillage, Jacques Guillon) and on TV (1961 Mon Frère Jacques, Pierre Prévert; 1974 Histoire du Cinéma français par ceux qui l'ont fait, Jacques Panigel; 1991 Langlois monumental, short, Jacques Renard) and in cinema documentaries (1985 Carné, l' Homme à la Caméra, Christian-Jaque). Autobiography: 1975 Ma Vie à belles Dents (Pierre-Alain Ollivier).Filmography1929 ◘ Nogent, Eldorado du Dimanche (short; co-director with Michel Sanvoisin)◘ Jenny◘ Drôle de Drame / USA: Bizarre, Bizarre◘ Quai des Brumes / USA: Port of Shadows Hôtel du Nord◘ Le Jour se lève / USA: Daybreak1942 ◘ Les Visiteurs du Soir / UK and USA: The Devil's Envoys◘ Les Enfants du Paradis / UK and USA: Children of Paradise (two parts: "Le Boulevard du Crime", "L'Homme blanc"; shot in 1943-1944)◘ Les Portes de la Nuit / USA: Gates of the Night◘ La Fleur de l'Âge (also co-screenwriter; unfinished)◘ La Marie du Port (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter)◘ Juliette ou La Clé des Songes◘ Thérèse Raquin / Teresa Raquin / USA: The Adultress (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter; France / Italy)◘ L'Air de Paris / Aria di Parigi (also co-screenwriter; France / Italy)1956 ◘ Le Pays d'où je viens (also co-adapter)1958 ◘ Les Tricheurs / Peccatori in blue jeans / UK: Youthful Sinners / USA: The Cheaters (also co-adapter; France / Italy)1960 ◘ Terrain vague / Gioventù nuda (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist; France / Italy)1963 ◘ Du Mouron pour les petits Oiseaux / Parigi proi-bita (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter; France / Italy)1965 ◘ Trois Chambres à Manhattan (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter)1968 ◘ Les Jeunes Loups / I giovani lupi (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist; France / Italy)1971 ◘ Les Assassins de l'Ordre / Inchiesta su un delitto della polizia (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter; France / Italy)1974 ◘ La Merveilleuse Visite / La meravigliosa visita (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter)1977 ◘ La Bible (documentary)1992 ◘ Mouche (unfinished)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.