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Jean-François Martial
Jean-François Martial (12 September 1891 - 18 October 1977)[1] was a Belgian actor who appeared in mostly French films beginning in the silent film era of the early 1910s until his retirement in the early 1960s. Born Martial Joseph Ghislain Fosseprez in Walcourt, Belgium, Martial's first film known appearance as an actor was in the 1911 Léonce Perret-directed Cœur de mère de
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Walcourt
Walcourt
Walcourt
(French pronunciation: ​[walkuʁ]) is a Walloon municipality and town located in Belgium
Belgium
in the province of Namur. On 1 January 2006 the municipality had 17,516 inhabitants. The total area is 123.18 km², giving a population density of 142 inhabitants per km².Contents1 Other centres 2 See also 3 References 4 External linksOther centres[edit] As well as Walcourt
Walcourt
itself, the municipality also comprises the villages of: Berzée, Castillon, Chastrès, Clermont, Fontenelle, Fraire, Gourdinne, Laneffe, Pry, Rognée, Somzée, Tarcienne, Thy-le-Château, Vogenée, Yves-GomezéeAround St
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Napoleon Road
Napoleon
Napoleon
Road (French:La route Napoléon) is a 1953 French comedy film directed by Jean Delannoy
Jean Delannoy
and starring Pierre Fresnay, Henri Vilbert and Claude Laydu.[1] A chancer organises a series of package tours along a route said to have been taken by Napoleon
Napoleon
in 1815 when in fact the Emperor never set foot there
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The Heart Of A Nation
The Heart of a Nation
The Heart of a Nation
(French: Untel père et fils) is a 1943 French drama film directed by Julien Duvivier who co-wrote screenplay with Marcel Achard and Charles Spaak
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La Comédie Du Bonheur
Le Comedie du Bonheur (also known as Ecco La Felicità in Italy and Comedy of Happiness in England) is a 1940 French-Italian film. It was the first completed film of Louis Jourdan.Contents1 Plot 2 Production 3 References 4 External linksPlot[edit] Wealthy banker Francois Jourdain starts spending his money on philanthropic purposes, so his relatives have him committed to a psychiatric clinic to save their inheritance. During Mardi Gras celebrations, Jourdain escapes and takes residence in a boarding house, which is inhabited by several miserable individuals, including Lydia, the suicidal Russian Fedor, and bitter old spinter Miss Aglae. He hires actors led by Deribin to take up residence and cheer up the inhabitants by putting on a musical production of Quo Vadis. The lead juvenile Félix begins romancing Lydia to improve her self-esteem. Felix's wife Anita convinces Fédor that life is worth living and Deribin tries to cheer up Miss Aglaé
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Le Dernier Tournant
Le Dernier tournant (a.k.a. The Last Turning) is a 1939 French drama film directed by Pierre Chenal, written by Charles Spaak and Henri Torrès, based on novel The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain. Cast[edit] Fernand Gravey
Fernand Gravey
as Frank Michel Simon
Michel Simon
as Nick Marino Corinne Luchaire
Corinne Luchaire
as Cora Marino Marcel Vallée as Le juge Robert Le Vigan as Le cousin maître-chanteur Etienne Decroux as Le patron du bistrot Florence Marly
Florence Marly
as Madge, la dompteuseExternal links[edit] Le Dernier Tournant on IMDb Le Dernier Tournant at AllMovie Le Dernier Tournant at the British Film Institute's Film and TV Database Le Dernier tournant at filmsdefrance.comv t eJames M
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Lady Killer (1937 Film)
Lady Killer (French: Gueule d'amour) is a 1937 French drama film directed by Jean Grémillon
Jean Grémillon
and starring Jean Gabin
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Le Grand Jeu (1934 Film)
Le Grand Jeu is a 1934 French film directed by Jacques Feyder. It is a romantic drama set against the background of the French Foreign Legion, and the film was an example of poetic realism in the French cinema. The title Le Grand Jeu refers to the practice of reading the cards. Blanche asks whether her client wants the 'full works', the whole story: "Alors... je te fais le grand jeu?"Contents1 Plot 2 Production 3 Reception 4 Influence 5 References 6 External linksPlot[edit] Pierre Martel (Pierre Richard-Willm), a young Parisian businessman, is brought to financial ruin and disgrace through the extravagant lifestyle that he pursues with his lover Florence (Marie Bell). Forced to leave the country, he joins the Foreign Legion, as Pierre Muller, and seeks to submerge his own despair in a new life in North Africa alongside other unhappy refugees such as the Russian Nicolas (Georges Pitoëff)
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Napoléon (1955 Film)
Napoléon is a 1955 French historical epic film directed by Sacha Guitry that depicts major events in the life of Napoleon. Napoleon
Napoleon
is played by two actors, Daniel Gélin
Daniel Gélin
as a young man and Raymond Pellegrin in later life; the switch takes place during a scene at a barber. Director/actor Guitry played the role of Talleyrand, controversial diplomat and first Prime Minister of France, narrating the story from a drawing room as if having just heard of Napoleon's death on the island of Saint Helena
Saint Helena
in 1821. Guitry had played Talleyrand
Talleyrand
before, in 1948's Le Diable boiteux. Yves Montand
Yves Montand
appears as Marshal Lefebvre and Maria Schell
Maria Schell
as Marie-Louise of Austria
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The Light Across The Street
The Light Across the Street
The Light Across the Street
(French: La Lumière d'en face) is a 1956 French drama film starring Brigitte Bardot
Brigitte Bardot
directed by Georges Lacombe. It was also distributed in the U.S
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Namur
Namur
Namur
(French pronunciation: ​[namyʁ], Dutch:  Namen (help·info), Nameur in Walloon) is a city and municipality in Wallonia, Belgium. It is both the capital of the province of Namur
Namur
and of Wallonia, hosting the Parliament of Wallonia, Walloon Government
Walloon Government
and administration. Namur
Namur
stands at the confluence of the Sambre
Sambre
and Meuse rivers and straddles three different regions – Hesbaye
Hesbaye
to the north, Condroz
Condroz
to the south-east, and Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse to the south-west. The city of Charleroi
Charleroi
is located to the west
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Fun In The Barracks
Fun in the Barracks (French: Les Gaîtés de l'escadron or Les Gaietés de l'escadron) is a 1932 French comedy film directed by Maurice Tourneur
Maurice Tourneur
and starring Raimu, Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
and Fernandel. It was based on a play by Georges Courteline and Edouard Nores. Tourneur was remaking the story, having previously filmed a silent version in 1913.[1] The film was one of the most expensive made by Tourneur and was a popular commercial hit.[2]Contents1 Synopsis 2 Cast 3 References 4 Bibliography 5 External linksSynopsis[edit] The film is set in 1885. It focuses on a group of troops, a mix of regulars and reservists, and their different responses to the daily military routines
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End Of The World (1931 Film)
End of the World (French: La Fin du monde) is a 1931 French science fiction film directed by Abel Gance
Abel Gance
based on the novel Omega: The Last Days of the World by Camille Flammarion.[1][2] The film stars Victor Francen as Martial Novalic, Colette Darfeuil
Colette Darfeuil
as Genevieve de Murcie, Abel Gance
Abel Gance
as Jean Novalic, and Jeanne Brindau as Madame Novalic. The plot concerns a comet hurtling toward Earth on a collision course and the different reactions people have to the impending disaster. Scientist Martial Novalic who discovers the comet, seeks a solution to the problem and becomes a fugitive after skeptical authorities blame him for starting a mass panic.[1] End of the World was director Abel Gance's first sound film. The original film was to be over three hours long, but the backing production took the film from Gance, and cut it to be 105 minutes
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IMDb
IMDb, also known as Internet Movie Database, is an online database of information related to world films, television programs, home videos and video games, and internet streams, including cast, production crew, personnel and fictional character biographies, plot summaries, trivia, and fan reviews and ratings. An additional fan feature, message boards, was abandoned in February, 2017. The database is owned and operated by IMDb.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Amazon. As of December 2017[update], IMDb
IMDb
has approximately 4.7 million titles (including episodes) and 8.3 million personalities in its database,[2] as well as 83 million registered users. The movie and talent pages of IMDb
IMDb
are accessible to all internet users, but a registration process is necessary to contribute information to the site. Most data in the database is provided by volunteer contributors
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
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René Allio
René Allio (French: [aljo]; 3 August 1924, Marseille
Marseille
– 27 March 1995, Paris) was a French film and theater director. Some of the movies and theater plays he directed include:The Shameless Old Lady, by Bertolt Brecht
Bertolt Brecht
(La Vieille Dame indigne, 1965) Le cercle de craie caucasien, by Bertolt Brecht
Bertolt Brecht
(1965) La bonne Âme de Setchouan, by Bertolt Brecht
Bertolt Brecht
(1966) Pierre et Paul (1969) Moi, Pierre Rivière, ayant égorgé ma mère, ma soeur et mon frère..
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