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Highest Rated: 100% Pearls of the Crown (1937)

Lowest Rated: 70% Fanfan la Tulipe (1953)

Birthday: Aug 4, 1904

Birthplace: Paris, France

A onetime architecture student in Paris, Christian Maudet's first taste of the cinematic arts was his job as a poster designer for French silent films. During this period he worked in collaboration with another artist whose first name was Jacques; the men signed their work "Christian-Jacque", which Maudet eventually adopted as his professional moniker. Christian-Jacque wrote movie criticism from 1926 onward, then gleaned practical moviemaking experience as art director and assistant director to such Gallic auteurs as Duvivier and Roussel. His first solo directorial effort was 1931's Bidon d'Or. Quickly mastering such diverse genres as slapstick comedy, drawing-room farce, adventure and romantic mystery, Christian-Jacque rapidly became one of France's most bankable filmmakers, so much so that he was permitted virtual autonomy during the otherwise Nazi-dominated Occupation Years. His most widely celebrated film was the rollicking tongue-in-cheek swashbuckler Fanfan le Tulip, which won him a "Best Director" award at Cannes. During his long (1931-1978) career, Christian-Jacque married several of his leading ladies, the most famous of which was Martine Carol.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet La sonnette d'alarme Director 2014
No Score Yet À Venise, Une Nuit Director 2014
No Score Yet Rigolboche Director 2013
No Score Yet Le gentleman de Cocody (Ivory Coast Adventure) Director Screenwriter 2013
No Score Yet Souvenirs perdus (Lost Souvenirs) Screenwriter Director 2013
No Score Yet Premier bal (First Ball) Director 2013
No Score Yet François Premier (Francis the First) Director 2013
No Score Yet Adorables créatures (Adorable Creatures) Screenwriter Director 2013
No Score Yet Raphaël le tatoué Director 2013
No Score Yet Le calde notti di Lady Hamilton (Emma Hamilton) Director 2012
No Score Yet Les bonnes causes (Don't Tempt the Devil) Director 2011
No Score Yet L'enfer des anges Director 2011
No Score Yet L'assassinat du Père Noël (Who Killed Santa Claus?) Director 2011
No Score Yet Legend of Frenchie King Director 1971
No Score Yet Tulipe Noire Director Screenwriter 1964
No Score Yet Bonnes Causes Director 1963
No Score Yet Madame Director Screenwriter 1962
No Score Yet Love and the Frenchwoman Director 1960
No Score Yet Babette s'en va-t-en guerre (Babette Goes to War) Director 1959
No Score Yet The Law Is the Law (La legge è legge) Director 1958
No Score Yet Nana Screenwriter Director 1955
No Score Yet Madame du Barry Screenwriter Director 1954
No Score Yet Lucrece Borgia (Sins of the Borgias) Screenwriter Director 1953
70% Fanfan la Tulipe Director Producer 1953
No Score Yet Singoalla Director 1949
No Score Yet Charterhouse of Parme (Charterhouse at Parma) Director Screenwriter 1948
No Score Yet La Chartreuse De Parme Director 1948
No Score Yet Carmen Director 1945
No Score Yet Le grand élan (They Met on Skis) Director 1940
No Score Yet Les disparus de St. Agil (Boys' School) Director 1938
100% Pearls of the Crown Screenwriter 1937


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