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Christian-Jaque

Highest Rated: 100% Les Perles de la Couronne (1937)

Lowest Rated: 70% Fan-Fan the Tulip (1951)

Birthday: Aug 04, 1904

Birthplace: Paris, France

Former film critic (for CINEGRAF magazine), poster artist and art director turned successful director. His feature output, beginning in 1931 with the medium-length feature, "Bidon d'or," has been generally light and much of it fairly routine, but Christian-Jaque was a skilled and supple craftsman with a piquant visual eye who at his best could tell a story with an adult grace and considerable panache. Among Christian-Jaque's most notable films are "Les Pirates du rail" (1937), an exciting railroad melodrama which compares well with Hollywood action standards; the offbeat and poetic "Les Disparus de Saint Agil/Boys' School" (1938) with surrealist touches and a sense of childhood fantasy peppering an unusual mix of satire and murder mystery set at a boys school; "L'Assassinat de Pere Noel/Who Killed Santa Claus?" (1941), another strangely dreamlike film, with dark undertones, about the disappearance of an elderly storytelling mapmaker; and "Boule de suif" (1945), a handsomely wrought and intelligent retelling of Guy de Maupassant's story of the disparate effects a prostitute has on a motley group of people traveling by coach updated to WWII.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doctor Justice Director,
Screenwriter
- 1975
No Score Yet 44% The Legend of Frenchie King Director - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady Hamilton Director - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead Run Director - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Making of a Lady Director - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Other Truth Director - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man From Cocody Director - 1965
No Score Yet 57% The Black Tulip Director,
Writer
- 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Tempt the Devil Director - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Madame Director - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Babette Goes to War Director - 1960
No Score Yet 80% The Law Is the Law Director,
Writer
- 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adorable Creatures Director - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nana Director,
Screenwriter
- 1955
70% 75% Fan-Fan the Tulip Director - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gypsy Fury Director,
Writer (Screenplay)
- 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soldier in Love Director - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Singoalla Director - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Charterhouse of Parma Director,
Screenwriter
- 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Carmen Director - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Killed Santa Claus? Director - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Raphaël le tatoué Director - 1938
100% 81% Les Perles de la Couronne Director - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Un de la légion Director - 1936

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