Henri Vidal

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Henri Vidal
Born(1919-11-26)26 November 1919
Died10 December 1959(1959-12-10) (aged 40)
Paris, France
Years active1941–1959
Michèle Cordoue
(m. 1943;div. 1946)

(m. 1950)

Henri Vidal (26 November 1919 10 December 1959) was a French film actor.


Film career

Henri Lucien Raymond Vidal [1] was first noticed after he won the "Apollo of 1939" contest in Paris. He was spotted by Édith Piaf, and made his film debut alongside her in the movie Montmartre-sur-Seine in 1941. Vidal went on to appear in more than 30 films between 1941 and 1959.

In addition to his wife, Michèle Morgan, he played opposite some of the biggest leading ladies in French films of the 1950s: Françoise Arnoul, Brigitte Bardot, Dany Carrel, Mylène Demongeot, Sophia Loren, Romy Schneider, and Marina Vlady.

Personal life

In May 1943 he married the actress Michèle Cordoba, and they divorced in July 1946. [1] In 1950 he married French actress Michèle Morgan, whom he met while filming Alessandro Blasetti's 1949 film Fabiola .


He died in 1959 of a heart attack. He is buried in Pontgibaud, in the Puy-de-Dôme départment.


1941Montmartre-sur-SeineMaurice CazauxGeorges Lacombe
1943Port d'attacheRaymondJean Choux
1944 The Angel of the Night BobAndré Berthomieu
1946 Strange Fate Alain deSaulieu Louis Cuny
1947 Naughty Martine PierreEmil E. Reinert
Les Maudits Doctor Guilbert René Clément
1949 Fabiola Rual Alessandro Blasetti
Le paradis des pilotes perdusCapitaine BertrandGeorges Lampin
1950 La Belle que voilà Pierre Leroux Jean-Paul Le Chanois
Quay of Grenelle Jean-Louis LavaladeEmil E. Reinert
1951 The Passerby François Malard Henri Calef
L'Étrange Madame X Etienne Jean Grémillon
1952 Les Sept péchés capitaux Le docteur Henri / AntoninCarlo Rim(segment "Gourmandise, La / Gluttony")
La Jeune FolleSteveYves Allégret
Article 519, Penal Code Renato BertiLeonardo Cortese
C'est arrivé à ParisVladimir KrasnyaJohn Berry and Henri Lavorel
1953Scampolo 53Enrico SacchiGiorgio Bianchi
1954 Orient-Express Jacques Ferrand Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia
Attila Aetius Pietro Francisci
1955 Série noire  [ fr ]Inspecteur Léo Fardier Pierre Foucaud
Napoléon Joachim Murat Sacha Guitry
House on the Waterfront MichelEdmond T. Gréville
The Wicked Go to HellPierre MacquartRobert Hossein
1957 Action immédiate  [ fr ] Francis Coplan Maurice Labro
Porte des Lilas Pierre Barbier René Clair
A Kiss for a Killer Philippe Delaroche Henri Verneuil
Charming Boys Jo, dit Kid Chabanne - le boxeurHenri Decoin
Une Parisienne Michel Legrand Michel Boisrond
1958 Be Beautiful But Shut Up Jean Morel Marc Allégret
1959Les naufrageursYann Le CoeurCharles Brabant
Pensione EdelweissJean MonnierOttorino Franco Bertolini
Pourquoi viens-tu si tard? Walter Hermelin Henri Decoin
La Bête à l'affûtDaniel MoranePierre Chenal
An Angel on Wheels Pierre Chaillot Géza von Radványi
Voulez-vous danser avec moi ? Hervé Dandieu Michel Boisrond Posthumous Release

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