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Christian-Jaque



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet À Venise, Une Nuit
  • Director
2014
No Score Yet La sonnette d'alarme
  • Director
2014
No Score Yet Souvenirs perdus (Lost Souvenirs)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2013
No Score Yet Rigolboche
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet Le gentleman de Cocody (Ivory Coast Adventure)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
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)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
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
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1964
No Score Yet Bonnes Causes
  • Director
1963
No Score Yet Madame
  • Director
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
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1955
No Score Yet Madame du Barry
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1954
78% Fanfan la Tulipe
  • Director
  • Producer
1953
No Score Yet Singoalla
  • Director
1949
No Score Yet Charterhouse of Parme (Charterhouse at Parma)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
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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