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Jean Boyer (26 June 1901 – 10 March 1965) was a French film director and songwriter. He was born in Paris.
A film director is a person who directs the making of a film. A film director controls a film's artistic and dramatic aspects and visualizes the screenplay while guiding the technical crew and actors in the fulfilment of that vision. The director has a key role in choosing the cast members, production design, and the creative aspects of filmmaking. Under European Union law, the director is viewed as the author of the film.
A songwriter is a professional that writes lyrics or composes musical compositions for songs. A songwriter can also be called a composer, although the latter term tends to be used mainly for individuals from the classical music genre and film scoring, but is also associated with writing and composing the original musical composition or musical bed. A songwriter that writes the lyrics/words are referred to as lyricist. The pressure from the music industry to produce popular hits means that songwriting is often an activity for which the tasks are distributed between a number of people. For example, a songwriter who excels at writing lyrics might be paired with a songwriter with the task of creating original melodies. Pop songs may be written by group members from the band or by staff writers – songwriters directly employed by music publishers. Some songwriters serve as their own music publishers, while others have outside publishers.
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of 105 square kilometres and an official estimated population of 2,140,526 residents as of 1 January 2019. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce, fashion, science, as well as the arts. The City of Paris is the centre and seat of government of the Île-de-France, or Paris Region, which has an estimated official 2019 population of 12,213,364, or about 18 percent of the population of France. The Paris Region had a GDP of €709 billion in 2017. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit Worldwide Cost of Living Survey in 2018, Paris was the second most expensive city in the world, after Singapore, and ahead of Zurich, Hong Kong, Oslo and Geneva. Another source ranked Paris as most expensive, on a par with Singapore and Hong Kong, in 2018. The city is a major railway, highway, and air-transport hub served by two international airports: Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly. Opened in 1900, the city's subway system, the Paris Métro, serves 5.23 million passengers daily, and is the second busiest metro system in Europe after Moscow Metro. Gare du Nord is the 24th busiest railway station in the world, but the first located outside Japan, with 262 million passengers in 2015.
Hanns Schwarz was an Austrian film director. He was born in Vienna on 11 February 1888. He directed twenty four films between 1924 and 1937 in both English and German. During the late silent and early sound eras, he was a leading director at the large German studio UFA. In the early 1930s he worked on several multi-language version films for UFA, producing the same films in distinct German and foreign-language versions. Schwarz was Jewish and was therefore forced to leave Germany in 1933 when the Nazis took over, going into exile in Britain. His last film was the 1937 British thriller Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel. He died in California on 27 October 1945.
René Mercier was a 20th-century French composer and conductor.
Monsieur, Madame and Bibi is a 1932 French-German comedy film directed by Jean Boyer and Max Neufeld and starring René Lefèvre, Marie Glory and Florelle. It was the French-language version of the German film A Bit of Love.
Antonia is a 1935 French musical comedy film directed by Jean Boyer and Max Neufeld and starring Marcelle Chantal, Fernand Gravey and Josette Day. It was shot at the Joinville Studios in Paris. A separate English-language version Temptation was also made.
Counsel for Romance is a 1936 French romantic comedy film directed by Jean Boyer and Raoul Ploquin and starring Danielle Darrieux, Henri Garat and Jean Dax.
Brilliant Waltz is a 1949 French musical crime film directed by Jean Boyer and starring Mártha Eggerth, Jan Kiepura and Lucien Baroux.
The Prize is a 1950 French comedy film starring Bourvil based on the novel Le Rosier de Madame Husson.
We Will All Go to Paris is a 1950 French comedy film directed by Jean Boyer and starring Ray Ventura, Philippe Lemaire and Françoise Arnoul.
End of the World is a 1931 French science fiction film directed by Abel Gance based on the novel Omega: The Last Days of the World by Camille Flammarion. The film stars Victor Francen as Martial Novalic, Colette Darfeuil as Genevieve de Murcie, Abel Gance as Jean Novalic, and Jeanne Brindau as Madame Novalic. The plot concerns a comet hurtling toward Earth on a collision course and the different reactions people have to the impending disaster. Scientist Martial Novalic who discovers the comet, seeks a solution to the problem and becomes a fugitive after skeptical authorities blame him for starting a mass panic.
Princess, At Your Orders! is a 1931 German romantic comedy film directed by Hanns Schwarz and Max de Vaucorbeil and starring Lilian Harvey, Henri Garat and Jean Mercanton. It was produced by UFA, as the French-language version of the studio's film Her Grace Commands. Such multiple-language versions were common in the early years of sound before dubbing became widespread.
Caught in the Act is a 1931 German comedy film directed by Hanns Schwarz and Georges Tréville and starring Blanche Montel, Henri Garat and Ralph Arthur Roberts. It was produced by UFA, as the French-language version of the studio's film Burglars. Such multiple-language versions were common in the early years of sound before dubbing became widespread.
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Édith Piaf was a French singer, songwriter, cabaret performer and film actress noted as France's national chanteuse and one of the country's most widely known international stars.
Mary Rose-Anne Bolduc, née Travers, was a musician and singer of French Canadian music. She was known as Madame Bolduc or La Bolduc. During the peak of her popularity in the 1930s, she was known as the Queen of Canadian Folk Singers. Bolduc is often considered to be Quebec's first singer/songwriter. Her style combined the traditional folk music of Ireland and Quebec, usually in upbeat, comedic songs.
Gilles Marchal, born Gilles Pastre, was a French songwriter and singer who reached the height of his career during the 1970s.
Albert Willemetz was a French librettist.
Pierre Braunberger was a French producer, executive producer, and actor.
Carlos was a French singer, entertainer and actor. He is sometimes called Jean-Christophe Doltovitch.
Claude Dhotel, better known by his stage name C. Jérôme, was a French singer.
Yves Mirande was a French screenwriter, director, actor, and producer.
Georges Van Parys was a French composer of film music and operettas. Among his musical influences were the group Les Six, Maurice Ravel, and Claude Debussy. Later in his career he served as vice-president of the Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique. He is buried in the cemetery at Villiers-sur-Marne.
Hollywood Girls : Une nouvelle vie en Californie, or simply Hollywood Girls, is a French soap opera shown on NRJ12.
Henri Betti, born Ange Betti, was a French composer and a pianist.
Maurice Yvain was a French composer, noted for his operettas of the 1920s and 1930s, some of which were written for Mistinguett, at one time the best-paid female entertainer in the world. In the 1930s and 1940s he became a major success in the United States and several of his pieces appeared in the famous Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway. He also composed music for several films of notable directors such as Anatole Litvak, Julien Duvivier and Henri-Georges Clouzot and his music blended with the then "spirit of Paris".
Georges Poubennec, better known under the name Georges Aber, was a French singer-songwriter. During the 1960s, he adapted the lyrics of many popular songs from English into French.
Steve Passeur, pen name of Étienne Morin, was a French dramatist and screenwriter. His plays with scathing replicas often depicted cynical characters.
Lys Gauty was a French cabaret singer and actress. Her most significant work came in the 1930s and 1940s as Gauty appeared in film, and recorded her best-known song, "Le Chaland Qui Passe", which is an interpretation of an Italian composition.
Philippe Parès was a 20th-century French composer of film scores, d'operettas and light music.
Mario Cazes, was a 20th-century French composer, conductor and violinist extremely popular during the 1920s and 1930s.
Roger Dumas was a French composer and conductor.
Nina Myral, stage name of Eugénie, Hortense Gruel, was a 20th-century French actress, dancer and singer.