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Pauline Carton

Highest Rated: 100% Poison (1951)

Lowest Rated: 90% Le Roman D'un Tricheur (1936)

Birthday: Jul 4, 1884

Birthplace: Biarritz, France

Pauline Carton was most widely recognized for playing housemaids in movies, but her repertoire also included plays, operettas, and even singing. Born at the turn of the century in France, Carton's fascination with theater began at the age of 20. With little prior experience, she was cast in her first play by up-and-coming playwright Peter Wolff. As the 1920s progressed, she played a number of minor roles in silent films. One of her more interesting acting opportunities came in 1930: Carton acquired a role in avant-garde director Jean Cocteau's surreal film "The Blood of a Poet." Carlton expanded her career by performing in music halls and even releasing an album. Around that same time she recorded a duet with popular singer and actor René Koval titled "In the Mangroves." She also began a friendship with popular playwright and director Sacha Guitry, who helped her get many roles, including in his own films. She starred in the late 1940s alongside the director in his comedic film "Aux Deux Colombes." In 1950, Carton was featured in "Miguette," directed by renowned French filmmaker Henri-Georges Clouzot. Carton continued to act well into her 70s and acquired a small role in the Oscar-winning World War II film "The Longest Day." With over 170 films to her name, she continued starring in television movies until the end of her career.

Highest rated movies

Poison
The Blood of a Poet
Le Roman D'un Tricheur

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 85% Napoleon Une aubergiste (Character) - 1955
100% 82% Poison La mercière (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le Comedien Elise Belanger (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Private Life of an Actor Elise Belanger (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet There's No Tomorrow La bonne Ernestine (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Le mot de Cambronne Unknown (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Désiré Unknown (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 29% Quadrille Unknown (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Father Was Right Unknown (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Indiscretions Mademoiselle Morot (Character) - 1936
90% 83% Le Roman D'un Tricheur Mme Morlot (Character) - 1936
95% 85% The Blood of a Poet Unknown (Character) - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Woman From Nowhere Unknown (Character) - 1922