Marcel Pagnol

Marcel Pagnol

Highest Rated: 100% The Well-Digger's Daughter (La fille du puisatier) (1946)

Lowest Rated: 88% The Well-Digger's Daughter (2012)

Birthday: Feb 28, 1895

Birthplace: Not Available

French filmmaker Marcel Pagnol began his career as an English teacher in the Marseilles region; in his free time he continued, as he had done since he was 15, to write plays. In 1922, he began teaching in Paris. While he'd had several of his plays produced in Marseilles, he was pleased and surprised to discover that Parisian theaters were also interested in his work; he soon abandoned teaching to become a full-time playwright. During the late '20s when his career was at its peak with plays such as Topaze and Marius, Pagnol decided to make 'talkies', and founded his own studio. As he regarded films as useful medium only for recording stage plays and making them available to a wider audience, Pagnol's films were straightforward chronicles of stage plays. Because he only recorded the best of the best from Southern France, his work was popular. In addition to directing and playwrighting, Pagnol also wrote screenplays for film adaptations of his plays for other directors such as Alexander Korda.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet La belle meunière (The Pretty Miller Girl) Director 2013
88% The Well-Digger's Daughter Screenwriter $0.4M 2012
No Score Yet Tartarin De Tarascon Screenwriter 2012
No Score Yet Cigalon Screenwriter 2011
No Score Yet Merlusse Director Screenwriter 2011
No Score Yet Letters From My Windmill Director 1954
No Score Yet Topaze Director 1951
100% The Well-Digger's Daughter (La fille du puisatier) Director Producer Screenwriter 1946
No Score Yet Nais Director Screenwriter 1945
100% The Baker's Wife (La Femme du boulanger) Director $1.2M 1938
No Score Yet Le schpountz (Heartbeat) Director Screenwriter 1938
No Score Yet Regain (Harvest) Director Producer Screenwriter 1937
100% César Producer Screenwriter Director 1936
No Score Yet Cigalon Screenwriter Director 1935
No Score Yet Angele Director 1934
No Score Yet Jofroi (Ways of Love) Director 1933
100% Fanny Screenwriter Producer 1932
100% Marius Screenwriter Producer 1931
No Score Yet Pagnol - The Fanny Trilogy Director 1931


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