Marcel Pagnol

Marcel Pagnol

Highest Rated: 100% Marius (1931)

Lowest Rated: 100% Marius (1931)

Birthday: Feb 28, 1895

Birthplace: Aubagne, France

Marcel Pagnol is often dismissed in film histories as an author of "canned theater" whose appeal is limited to a certain regional quaintness. This attitude is partly due to the fact that he first found fame as a playwright, but Pagnol did play a central role in developing and popularizing sound film in France. At a time when the French film industry was being radically transformed by the introduction of sound, Pagnol emerged as a major writer, director and producer of hugely successful films. Like Sacha Guitry, another homme du theatre with whom he is often compared, Pagnol initially assigned film a dubious artistic status, but once he became interested in the medium, he abandoned the theater altogether and in 1933 founded his own production company, Les Societe des Films Marcel Pagnol. In the process Pagnol became one of the few French directors of the period to control virtually every aspect of film production.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Letters From My Windmill Director - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Manon of the Spring Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter
- 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nais Director - 1945
100% 93% The Well-Digger's Daughter Director,
Producer,
Writer
- 1941
No Score Yet 67% Heartbeat Director,
Producer
- 1938
100% 89% The Baker's Wife Director - 1938
No Score Yet 100% Harvest Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cesar Director,
Writer (Screenplay),
Producer
- 1936
100% 89% César Director - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Topaze Director,
Producer,
Writer
- 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angele Director - 1934
100% 88% Fanny Screenwriter - 1932
100% 92% Marius Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1931

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