René Clair

René Clair

Highest Rated: 100% Beauties of the Night (1954)

Lowest Rated: 60% It Happened Tomorrow (1944)

Birthday: Nov 11, 1898

Birthplace: Paris, France

In 1920 René-Lucien Chomette began acting in films under the name René Clair. He performed in Louis Feuillade's 1921 serials L'Orpheline and Parisette, but in 1924 he began writing and directing his own films with the comic fantasy Paris Qui Dort (The Crazy Ray). Through the '20s Clair would make some of the most original and admired works of early French cinema, including the avant-garde short Entr'acte, the landmark early musicals Sous Les Toits De Paris and Le Million, and the classic satire A Nous La Liberté. Working in England and the United States during the 1930s and '40s, his films were dominated (sometimes overly so) by fantasy and whimsy, but he managed to inject some healthy venom into the Agatha Christie mystery And Then There Were None. He returned to Europe for his films of the 1950s and '60s, most notably La Beauté Du Diable (Beauty And The Devil) and Les Belles De Nuit (Beauties Of The Night).

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Les deux timides (Two Timid Souls) Director Screenwriter 2013
No Score Yet Tout L'or Du Monde Screenwriter Director 2011
No Score Yet Les Fables de La Fontaine Director 2005
No Score Yet Break The News Screenwriter Director 2001
No Score Yet Love and the Frenchwoman Director 1960
No Score Yet Gates of Paris Director Screenwriter Producer 1958
No Score Yet Les Grandes Manoeuvres Screenwriter Producer Director 1955
100% Beauties of the Night Producer Director 1954
No Score Yet La Beauté du Diable (Beauty and the Devil) Director Screenwriter 1950
No Score Yet Man About Town (Le Silence Est D'or) Director 1947
100% And Then There Were None Producer Director 1945
60% It Happened Tomorrow Director 1944
No Score Yet Forever and a Day Producer Director 1943
95% I Married a Witch Director 1942
No Score Yet The Flame of New Orleans Director 1941
100% The Ghost Goes West Screenwriter Director 1935
No Score Yet Le Dernier Milliardaire (The Last Millionaire) Screenwriter Director 1934
No Score Yet Quatorze Juillet (Bastille Day) (July 14) Director Screenwriter 1933
100% A Nous la Liberté (Liberty for Us) Screenwriter Director 1931
100% Le Million Director Screenwriter 1931
90% Sous les Toits de Paris (Under the Roofs of Paris) Director 1930
80% Prix de beauté (Miss Europe) (Beauty Prize Miss Europe) Screenwriter 1930
No Score Yet An Italian Straw Hat (Un Chapeau de Paille d'Italie) (The Horse Ate the Hat) Director 1928
No Score Yet The Two Timid Souls Director Screenwriter 1928
No Score Yet La tour Director 1928
No Score Yet Paris qui dort (Paris Asleep) Director 1926
No Score Yet Le Voyage Imaginair Director 1925
No Score Yet Entr'acte Director 1924
No Score Yet Crazy Ray Director 1923
No Score Yet Les fêtes galantes (The Lace Wars) Screenwriter Director


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