René Clément

René Clément

Highest Rated: 100% Forbidden Games (1952)

Lowest Rated: 33% Joy House (1964)

Birthday: Mar 18, 1913

Birthplace: Bordeaux, France

Versatile, gifted director whose early documentary experience was effectively employed for the making of "Battle of the Rails" (1945), a painstaking chronicle of the French Resistance movement. Clement also made the superior thrillers "Les Maudit" (1947) and "Purple Noon" (1960), and the moody and atmospheric Zola adaptation "Gervaise" (1956), but his greatest effort was the touching, yet unsentimental "Forbidden Games" (1952), about a child adrift in war-torn France. His later work lacked the spark of earlier years. Clement's last feature was 1975's "The Baby Sitter." He died at age 82 in southern France on March 17, 1996.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 40% Wanted: Babysitter Director,
Screenwriter
- 1975
No Score Yet 29% The Deadly Trap Director,
Screenwriter
- 1972
No Score Yet 62% And Hope to Die Director - 1972
80% 64% Rider on the Rain Director - 1970
71% 71% Is Paris Burning? Director - 1966
33% 63% Joy House Director - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Day and the Hour Director - 1963
95% 92% Purple Noon Director,
Writer
$663.5K 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Angry Age Director - 1958
No Score Yet 76% Gervaise Director - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lovers, Happy Lovers! Director,
Screenwriter
- 1954
100% 92% Forbidden Games Director,
Writer
$14.0K 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Glass Castle Director,
Screenwriter
- 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Walls of Malapaga Director - 1949
100% 89% The Damned Director,
Screenwriter
- 1946
No Score Yet 71% The Battle of the Rails Director,
Screenwriter
- 1945
No Score Yet 44% Soigne Ton Gauche Director - 1936