Robert Vernay

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Robert Vernay (May 30, 1907 in Paris – October 17, 1979 in Paris) was a French director and screenwriter.



In 1937, Vernay worked as assistant director to Julien Duvivier on Pépé le Moko . [1] :144

In 1944, Vernay directed an adaptation of Balzac's Père Goriot , starring Pierre Renoir. It was released in 1945. [2] :162 In the late 1950s, he directed a "tacky comedy" called Madame et son auto . It was a favourite film of René Magritte. [3] :95

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