|Born||17 June 1906|
|Years active||1934 - 1967 (film)|
Jean Douarinou (1906–1987) was a French art director.  He was born in Indochina which was then a French colonial possession. He was the elder brother of the cinematographer Alain Douarinou. He was married to the actress Madeleine Sologne.
Susan Hayward was an American actress and model. She was best known for her film portrayals of women that were based on true stories.
La Femme Nikita, also called Nikita in France, is a 1990 action thriller film written and directed by Luc Besson. The film stars Anne Parillaud as the title character, a teen criminal who is convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering policemen during an armed pharmacy robbery. Her government handlers fake her death and recruit her as a professional assassin. After intense training, she starts a career as a killer, where she struggles to balance her work with her personal life. She shows talent at this and her career progresses until a mission in an embassy goes awry.
Henri-Georges Clouzot was a French film director, screenwriter and producer. He is best remembered for his work in the thriller film genre, having directed The Wages of Fear and Les Diaboliques, which are critically recognized as among the greatest films of the 1950s. He also directed documentary films, including The Mystery of Picasso, which was declared a national treasure by the government of France.
Poetic realism was a film movement in France of the 1930s. More a tendency than a movement, poetic realism is not strongly unified like Soviet montage or French Impressionism but were individuals who created this lyrical style. Its leading filmmakers were Pierre Chenal, Jean Vigo, Julien Duvivier, Marcel Carné, and, perhaps the movement's most significant director, Jean Renoir. Renoir made a wide variety of films some influenced by the leftist Popular Front group and even a lyrical short feature film. Frequent stars of these films were Jean Gabin, Michel Simon, Simone Signoret, and Michèle Morgan.
Edmond T. Gréville was a French film director and screenwriter. He was married to the actress Vanda Gréville.
Madeleine Sologne was a French film actress.
Marinella is a 1936 French comedy film directed by Pierre Caron and starring Tino Rossi, Yvette Lebon and Jeanne Fusier-Gir.
Alain Douarinou (1909–1987) was a French cinematographer. He was the younger brother of the art director Jean Douarinou.
Rasputin is a 1954 French-Italian historical drama film directed by Georges Combret and starring Pierre Brasseur, Isa Miranda and Renée Faure. It portrays the rise and fall of the Russian priest and courtier Grigori Rasputin.
The Stairs Without End is a 1943 French drama film directed by Georges Lacombe and starring Pierre Fresnay, Madeleine Renaud and Suzy Carrier.
Goodbye Leonard is a 1943 French comedy film directed by Pierre Prévert and starring Charles Trenet, Pierre Brasseur and Julien Carette. The future star Simone Signoret had a small role in the film.
Gigolette is a 1937 French drama film directed by Yvan Noé and starring Florelle, Gabriel Gabrio and Rosine Deréan.
Fandango is a 1949 French musical film directed by Emil E. Reinert and starring Luis Mariano, Ludmilla Tchérina and Annette Poivre.
The West is a 1938 French drama film directed by Henri Fescourt and starring Charles Vanel, José Noguéro and Hélène Robert. It is a remake of the director's own 1928 silent film of the same title.
Box of Dreams is a 1945 French comedy drama film directed by Yves Allégret and Jean Choux and starring Viviane Romance, Henri Guisol and Frank Villard. Simone Signoret had a small role in the film but would go on to marry Allégret and make several films with him which would contribute to her rise to stardom.
Dorothy Looks for Love is a 1945 French drama film directed by Edmond T. Gréville and starring Suzy Carrier, Claude Dauphin and Jules Berry.
The White Truck is a 1943 French comedy drama film directed by Léo Joannon and starring Jules Berry, Blanchette Brunoy and François Périer.
The Viscount is a 1967 crime film directed by Maurice Cloche and starring Kerwin Mathews, Sylvia Sorrente and Jean Yanne. The film's sets were designed by the art director Jean Douarinou. It was made as a co-production between France, Italy and Spain. Warner Brothers distributed the film in Britain and America.
Madame Angot's Daughter is a 1935 French musical comedy film directed by Jean Bernard-Derosne and starring André Baugé, Jean Aquistapace and Raymond Cordy. It also featured early screen appearances by Arletty and Madeleine Robinson. It is based on the 1872 comic opera Madame Angot's Daughter.
André Paulvé was a French film producer. He established his own production and distribution company DisCina with Michel Safra in 1938. During the German Occupation of France after 1940 he based himself at Nice in the Unoccupied Zone. He was a pioneer in co-productions with Italy, establishing a link with the Cinecitta Studios in Rome.