Victor Francen

Victor Francen

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Indian Tomb (Das indische Grabmal) (1959)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% A Farewell To Arms (1957)
  • Birthday: Aug 5, 1888
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Silver-haired Belgian leading man Victor Francen was the son of a police commissioner. Upon embarking on an acting career, Francen toured the provinces of Europe, Russia, Canada and South America before joining the Comedie Francaise. After a stop-and-go silent film career, in 1931, Francen established himself as a leading man of French films. Some of his best work was under the direction of innovative filmmaker Abel Gance, who inspired Francen to expand his emotional range to the breaking point in such films as The End of the World (1931) and J'Accuse (1937). When the Nazis marched into Paris in 1940, Francen moved to the United States. He found himself much in demand as a worldly continental type in Hollywood, often as a villain, spy or schemer; in keeping with the tenor of his roles, Francen's acting style became heavier (as did the actor himself). Victor Francen closed off the Hollywood phase of his career with 1961's Fanny, making one final film appearance in the French La Grande Frousse before retiring in 1964.

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No Score Yet La grande frousse (The Big Scare) Actor 2011
No Score Yet Fanny Louis Panisse 1961
100% The Indian Tomb (Das indische Grabmal) Penitent 1959
0% A Farewell To Arms Col. Valentini 1957
No Score Yet The Road to Lourdes Actor 1956
No Score Yet Bedevilled Father Du Rocher 1955
No Score Yet Hell and High Water Prof. Montel 1954
No Score Yet Adventures of Captain Fabian Henri Brissac 1951
No Score Yet Night and Day Anatole Giron 1946
No Score Yet Devotion M. Heger 1946
89% The Beast With Five Fingers Francis Ingram 1946
No Score Yet San Antonio Legare 1945
No Score Yet Confidential Agent Actor 1945
100% The Mask of Dimitrios Wladislaw Grodek 1944
No Score Yet In Our Time Count Pavel Orvid 1944
No Score Yet Passage to Marseille Capt. Patain Malo 1944
No Score Yet Hollywood Canteen Himself 1944
No Score Yet The Conspirators Von Mohr 1944
86% Madame Curie President of University 1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow Vyshinsky 1943
No Score Yet The Desert Song Caid Yousseff 1943
No Score Yet Tales of Manhattan Auturo Bellini 1942
No Score Yet Ten Gentlemen from West Point Florimond Massey 1942
No Score Yet The Tuttles of Tahiti Dr. Blondin 1942
100% Hold Back the Dawn Prof. Van Den Luecken 1941
No Score Yet La Fin du Jour (The End of a Day) Marny 1939
No Score Yet J'Accuse! (I Accuse) (That They May Live) Jean Diaz 1938
No Score Yet Forfaiture (The Cheat) Actor 1937
No Score Yet La fin du monde (End of the World) Martial Novalic 1931


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