Sacha Guitry

Highest Rated: 100% La Poison (1951)
Birthday: Feb 21, 1885
Birthplace: Not Available
The son of Parisian stage star Lucien Guitry, Sacha Guitry was born and raised in pre-Czarist Russia. A restless youth, Guitry attended some dozen schools before finally completing his education at 17. That same year, Guitry wrote the first of his 120 plays, most of them vehicles for his own considerable performing skills. In 1915, Guitry wrote, directed and photographed an obscure silent-movie short subject, Ceux de chez Nous; three years later, he acted before the cameras for the first time. Throughout the 1920s, Guitry resisted films, feeling that they could not do full justice to his gift for dialogue and characterization. Though he would act in and write a brace of early talkies, he did not direct his first feature, Bonne chance, until 1935. Guitry was so much the renaissance man that one is tempted to label him the French Orson Welles; in truth, he was more the French Preston Sturges, exhibiting a firmer grasp of dialogue than a flair for visuals. Remaining in Paris during the occupation, Guitry was forbidden by the Nazis to act on stage; ironically, once the Germans were booted from Paris, Guitry spent two months in prison on a collaboration charge. Guitry devoted his last decade to turning out some rather ponderous historical spectacles, few of which exhibited the wit or sophistication of his best plays. Sacha Guitry was married four times; each of his wives was an actress, but only wife #2, Yvonne Printemps, became a star in her own right.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Tu m'as sauvé la vie Screenwriter Director Actor 2014
No Score Yet Le trésor de Cantenac (The Treasure of Cantenac) Actor Screenwriter Director 2013
No Score Yet Ils étaient neuf célibataires (Nine Bachelors) Screenwriter Director Actor 2013
No Score Yet De Jeanne d'Arc à Philippe Pétain Director 2013
No Score Yet Le nouveau testament (Indiscretions) Director Screenwriter Actor 2012
No Score Yet Le mot de Cambronne Director Screenwriter Actor 2011
No Score Yet Aux Deux Colombes Actor Director Screenwriter 2011
No Score Yet Assassins et voleurs (Lovers and Thieves) Director Screenwriter 2011
No Score Yet Si Versailles m'était conté (Royal Affairs in Versailles) Director Screenwriter 2011
No Score Yet La Malibran Director 2011
No Score Yet Deburau Director Screenwriter Actor 2011
No Score Yet La vie à deux Screenwriter 1958
No Score Yet Si Paris nous était conté (If Paris Were Told to Us) Director Louis XI 1956
No Score Yet Napoleon Screenwriter Director Tallyrand 1955
No Score Yet Je l'ai été trois fois (I Did It Three Times) Renoval Director Screenwriter 1952
No Score Yet La Vie d'un Honnete Homme Director 1952
100% La Poison Screenwriter Director 1951
No Score Yet The Lame Devil (Le diable boiteux) Screenwriter Actor Director 1948
No Score Yet Le comédien Sacha Guitry Lucien Guitry Director Screenwriter 1947
No Score Yet My Last Mistress Screenwriter Director Francois Bressoles 1943
29% Bluebeard's Eighth Wife Extra 1938
No Score Yet Quadrille Actor Director 1938
No Score Yet Remontons les Champs-Élysées Screenwriter Director Actor 1938
No Score Yet Désiré Actor Director 1937
100% Pearls of the Crown Napoleon III Director 1937
90% The Story Of A Cheat (Le roman d'un tricheur) Director The Cheat Screenwriter 1936
No Score Yet Faisons Un Rêve Director Screenwriter Actor 1936
No Score Yet Mon Père Avait Raison Screenwriter Director Charles Bellanger 1936
No Score Yet Ceux de chez nous (Those of Our Land) Director 1915


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