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Georges Marchal (10 January 1920 – 28 November 1997) was a French actor.
Born Georges Louis Lucot in Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France, the strikingly handsome Marchal was discovered in the early-1940s by director Jean Grémillon. By the early 1950s, he had become one of the top male stars of French cinema, second only, perhaps, to actor Jean Marais. He was also a favorite leading man of filmmaker Luis Buñuel, appearing in the director's films La voie lactée , Belle de jour , Cela s'appelle l'aurore , and La mort en ce jardin .
In 1951, Marchal married French actress Dany Robin and together they were a popular couple, playing in the movies La Passagère (1949), La Voyageuse inattendue, Le plus joli péché du monde, Jupiter directed by Gilles Grangier (1952), and Quand sonnera midi directed by Edmond T. Gréville (1958).
On television, Marchal played Claude Jade's father in the TV-series The Island of Thirty Coffins , and appeared as Richelieu, and Philippe IV, and in adaptations of Balzac, Hugo, George Sand and Colette.
Divorced from Dany Robin since 1969, Marchal married Michele Heyberger in 1983. He had two children, Robin and Frédérique. Marchal retired in 1989 and died, age 77, on 28 November 1997 in Maurens, Dordogne, France.
|1941||Premier rendez-vous||Jean de Vaugelas||Henri Decoin||Danielle Darrieux, Louis Jourdan||Uncredited|
|1942||Le Lit à colonnes||Olivier de Verrières||Roland Tual||Fernand Ledoux|
|L'homme qui joue avec le feu||Bernard||Jean de Limur||writer: Pierre Bost|
|Summer Light||Julien||Jean Grémillon||Madeleine Renaud, Pierre Brasseur, Madeleine Robinson||writer: Jacques Prévert|
|1943||Vautrin||Lucien de Rubempré||Pierre Billon||Michel Simon, Madeleine Sologne||novel: Honoré de Balzac, |
screenplay: Pierre Benoît, Pierre Billon
|Pamela||René Bergerin||Pierre de Hérain||Fernand Gravey, Renée Saint-Cyr||novel: Victorien Sardou|
|1945||Fausse alerte||Bernard Dalban||Jacques de Baroncelli||Josephine Baker, Micheline Presle|
|Blondine||Astara||Henri Mahé||Nicole Maurey, Michèle Philippe|
|1946||Les démons de l'aube||Lieutenant Claude Legrand||Yves Allégret||Simone Signoret|
|1947||The Seventh Door||Ali||André Zwoboda|
|Torrents||Yann Getersen||Serge de Poligny|
|Bethsabée||Capitaine Georges Dubreuil||Léonide Moguy||Danielle Darrieux, Jean Murat, Paul Meurisse||novel: Pierre Benoît|
|1948||La figure de proue||François Martineau||Christian Stengel|
|1949||Last Love||Alain Fontenay||Jean Stelli||Annabella, Jean Debucourt||writer: Françoise Giroud|
|At the Grand Balcony||Jean Fabien||Henri Decoin||Pierre Fresnay||writer: Joseph Kessel|
|The Passenger||Pierre Kerjean||Jacques Daroy||Dany Robin|
|1950||The Unexpected Voyager||Marc Lanson||Jean Stelli|
|The Last Days of Pompeii||Lysias||Marcel L'Herbier||Micheline Presle|
|Thirst of Men||Sergent Léon Bouvard||Serge de Poligny||Dany Robin|
|1951||Le plus joli péché du monde||Jacques Lebreton||Gilles Grangier|
|Gibier de potence||Marceau Le Guern||Roger Richebé||Arletty, Nicole Courcel||writers: Jean Aurenche, Maurice Blondeau|
|The Seven Dwarfs to the Rescue||The Black Prince||Paolo William Tamburella||Rossana Podestà|
|Messalina||Gaius Silius||Carmine Gallone||María Félix|
|1952||Jupiter||Jupiter' L'inconnu - l'évadé de lasile psychiatrique||Gilles Grangier|
|1953||Les amours finissent à l'aube||Didier Guéret||Henri Calef|
|Les Trois Mousquetaires||D'Artagnan||André Hunebelle||Yvonne Sanson, Gino Cervi, Bourvil, Claude Dauphin||novel: Alexandre Dumas, |
screenplay and dialogue: Michel Audiard
|1954||Royal Affairs in Versailles||Louis XIV||Sacha Guitry||Sacha Guitry, Claudette Colbert, Orson Welles, Édith Piaf, Jean Marais, Gérard Philipe, Micheline Presle||Marchal plays the young Louis XIV - and Guitry the older king|
|Theodora, Slave Empress||Justinian I||Riccardo Freda||Gianna Maria Canale, Irene Papas|
|The Contessa's Secret||Lucio Falengo||Georges Combret||Yvonne De Carlo, Paul Meurisse, Rossano Brazzi|
|The Count of Bragelonne||Raoul de Bragelonne||Fernando Cerchio||Dawn Addams, Jacques Dumesnil||novel: Alexandre Dumas, |
adaptation: Alexandre Astruc
|La soupe à la grimace||Frank Keany||Jean Sacha||Maria Mauban, Dominique Wilms|
|1955||Eighteen Hour Stopover||L'inspecteur Bério||René Jolivet|
|Cherchez la femme||Paul Mercier||Raoul André|
|1956||The Adventures of Gil Blas||Gil Blas||René Jolivet||Barbara Laage, Jacques Castelot||novel: Alain-René Lesage|
|Cela s'appelle l'aurore||Doctor Valerio||Luis Buñuel||Lucia Bosé||novel: Emmanuel Roblès|
|Death in the Garden||Shark||Luis Buñuel||Simone Signoret, Charles Vanel, Michel Piccoli|
|1957||Marchands de filles||Mister John||Maurice Cloche|
|1958||Girls of the Night||Charly||Maurice Cloche||Nicole Berger|
|Quand sonnera midi||Michel Dumartin||Edmond T. Gréville|
|The Warrior and the Slave Girl||Asclepius||Vittorio Cottafavi||Gianna Maria Canale, Ettore Manni|
|1959||Sheba and the Gladiator||Consul Marcus Valerius||Guido Brignone||Anita Ekberg, Chelo Alonso, Gino Cervi, Jacques Sernas||writer : Sergio Leone|
|Winter Holidays||Georges Tardier||Camillo Mastrocinque||Alberto Sordi, Michèle Morgan, Vittorio De Sica|
|Wild Cats on the Beach||Maurice Mont-Bret||Vittorio Sala||Alberto Sordi, Giovanna Ralli, Elsa Martinelli|
|Legions of the Nile||Mark Antony||Vittorio Cottafavi||Linda Cristal, Ettore Manni|
|1960||Prisonniers de la brousse||Fred Hersant||Willy Rozier|
|The Dam on the Yellow River||John Bell||Renzo Merusi||Anita Ekberg|
|Austerlitz||Maréchal Jean Lannes||Abel Gance||Pierre Mondy, Orson Welles, Jack Palance, Jean Marais, Claudia Cardinale, Vittorio De Sica, Leslie Caron|
|1961||The Colossus of Rhodes||Peliocles||Sergio Leone||Rory Calhoun, Lea Massari|
|Napoleon II, the Eagle||General Gustav von Neipperg||Claude Boissol||Bernard Verley, Jean Marais||novel: André Castelot|
|1962||Ulysses Against the Son of Hercules||Ulysses||Mario Caiano||Mike Lane|
|The Secret Mark of D'Artagnan||Duke of Montserrat||Siro Marcellini||George Nader, Magali Noël, Massimo Serato|
|Le Naufragé du Pacifique||Robinson Crusoe||Jeff Musso|
|1964||L'étrange auto-stoppeuse||Jean Darcy|
|1965||The Dirty Game||Serge||Terence Young, Christian-Jaque, Carlo Lizzani||Henry Fonda, Robert Ryan, Bourvil, Annie Girardot, Robert Hossein, Vittorio Gassman, Peter van Eyck|
|1966||Dacii||Cornelius Fuscus||Sergiu Nicolaescu||Pierre Brice, Marie-José Nat|
|1967||Belle de Jour||Duke||Luis Buñuel||Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli|
|1969||The Milky Way||The Jesuit||Luis Buñuel||Paul Frankeur, Laurent Terzieff|
|1972||Faustine et le Bel Été||Julien||Nina Companeez||Muriel Catala|
|1977||Closet Children||Father||Benoît Jacquot||Brigitte Fossey, Lou Castel, Jean Sorel|
|1982||A Captain's Honor||General Keller||Pierre Schoendoerffer||Nicole Garcia, Jacques Perrin, Georges Wilson, Charles Denner|
|1969||Tout pour le mieux||Salvo Manfroni||Jeannette Hubert||Jean Desailly, Giani Esposito, Denise Grey, Eléonore Hirt||play: Luigi Pirandello|
|1970||Le lys dans la vallée||M. de Mortsauf||Marcel Cravenne||Delphine Seyrig, Richard Leduc, Alexandra Stewart||novel: Honoré de Balzac|
|1971||Quentin Durward||Crèvecoeur||Gilles Grangier||Amadeus August, Marie-France Boyer||novel: Sir Walter Scott|
|L'homme qui rit||Lord David||Jean Kerchbron||novel: Victor Hugo|
|1972||Les six hommes en question||Major Lytton||Abder Isker||play: Frédéric Dard and Robert Hossein|
| Les Rois maudits |
(The Accursed Kings)
|Philippe le Bel||Claude Barma|
|1974||Paul et Virginie||The governor||Pierre Gaspard-Huit||Véronique Jannot||novel: Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre|
|1976||The Gallant Lords of Bois-Doré||Sylvain de Bois Doré||Bernard Borderie||Yolande Folliot, Michel Albertini, Philippe Lemaire, François Maistre, Jean-François Poron||novel: George Sand|
|1977||Vaincre à Olympie||Milo of Croton||Michel Subiela||Jean Marais|
|1978||Claudine||Renaud||Edouard Molinaro||Marie-Hélène Breillat, Jean Desailly||novel: Colette and Willy, |
adaptation : Danièle Thompson
|Gaston Phébus||Corbeyran||Bernard Borderie||Jean-Claude Drouot, France Dougnac, Nicole Garcia||novel: Gaston et Myriam de Béarn|
|1979||The Island of Thirty Coffins||Antoine d'Hergemont||Marcel Cravenne||Claude Jade||novel : Maurice Leblanc|
|1981||Cinq-Mars||Richelieu||Jean-Claude Brialy||Pierre Vaneck, Paul Blain, Madeleine Robinson, Jacques Duby||writers: Jean-Claude Brialy and Didier Decoin|
|Maigret se trompe||Professor Gouin||Stéphane Bertin||Jean Richard, Macha Méril||novel: Georges Simenon|
|1985||Meurtres pour mémoire||Pasquier||Laurent Heynemann||Christine Boisson, Christophe Malavoy||novel: Didier Daeninckx|
|Châteauvallon||Gilbert Bossis||Chantal Nobel, Luc Merenda, Raymond Pellegrin|
|1986||Le coeur cambriolé||Professor Thurel||Michel Subiela||short story: Gaston Leroux|
|1989||Les grandes familles||Urbain de la Monnerie||Edouard Molinaro||Michel Piccoli, Pierre Arditi, Roger Hanin, Evelyne Bouix, Jean Desailly, Bulle Ogier||novel and screenplay: Maurice Druon |
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