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Sacha Guitry

Highest Rated:   100% Pearls of the Crown (1937)
Lowest Rated:   29% Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Tu m'as sauvé la vie
  • Director
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
2014
No Score Yet Ils étaient neuf célibataires (Nine Bachelors)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Le trésor de Cantenac (The Treasure of Cantenac)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet De Jeanne d'Arc à Philippe Pétain
  • Director
2013
No Score Yet Le nouveau testament (Indiscretions)
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet Assassins et voleurs (Lovers and Thieves)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet Si Versailles m'était conté (Royal Affairs in Versailles)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2011
No Score Yet Le mot de Cambronne
  • Actor
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
2011
No Score Yet La Malibran
  • Director
2011
No Score Yet Deburau
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Aux Deux Colombes
  • 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
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1952
No Score Yet La Vie d'un Honnete Homme
  • Director
1952
No Score Yet La Poison
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1951
No Score Yet The Lame Devil (Le diable boiteux)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Actor
1948
No Score Yet Le comédien
  • Sacha GuitryLucien Guitry
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1947
No Score Yet My Last Mistress
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Francois Bressoles
1943
No Score Yet Le Roman d'un tricheur
  • Director
  • The Cheat
1938
29% Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
  • Extra
1938
No Score Yet Quadrille
  • Director
  • Actor
1938
No Score Yet Remontons les Champs-Élysées
  • Director
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
1938
No Score Yet Désiré
  • Director
  • Actor
1937
100% Pearls of the Crown
  • Napoleon III
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
1937
90% The Story Of A Cheat
  • Screenwriter
1936
No Score Yet Faisons Un Rêve
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
  • Director
1936
No Score Yet Mon Père Avait Raison
  • Director
  • Charles Bellanger
  • Screenwriter
1936
No Score Yet Ceux de chez nous (Those of Our Land)
  • Director
1915

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