The Info List - Gérard Oury

Gérard Oury
Gérard Oury
(29 April 1919 – 20 July 2006) was a French film director, actor and writer. His real name was Max-Gérard Houry Tannenbaum.


1 Life and career 2 Selected filmography 3 References 4 External links

Life and career[edit] The son of Serge Tannenbaum, a violinist, and Marcelle Houry, a journalist, Oury studied at upscale Lycée Janson de Sailly
Lycée Janson de Sailly
and then at the National Conservatory of Dramatic Art. He became a member of the Comédie-Française
just one year before World War II, but fled to Switzerland
to escape the anti-Jewish persecutions by the Vichy government. After 1945 he restarted his career as an actor, performing in the theatre and in supporting roles in the cinema. Oury became a movie director in 1959 (The Itchy Palm (fr)) and gained his first success in 1961 with Crime Does Not Pay (Le crime ne paie pas). Joining André Bourvil
André Bourvil
and Louis de Funès
Louis de Funès
as a comic duo, he burst into commercial filmmaking with 1965's The Sucker (Le corniaud). The film was entered into the 4th Moscow International Film Festival.[1] The following year, Don't Look Now... We're Being Shot At! (La Grande Vadrouille) was even more successful, attracting the largest audiences ever in France (17.27 million admissions). This box-office record stood for decades, only surpassed in 1997 by Titanic from James Cameron. Oury shot the 1969 comedy Le Cerveau
Le Cerveau
(The Brain) in English, starring David Niven
David Niven
in the lead role as a criminal mastermind.

Gérard Oury
Gérard Oury
with spouse Michèle Morgan
Michèle Morgan
at the Cannes Film Festival.

With actress Jacqueline Roman, he was the father of French writer Danièle Thompson
Danièle Thompson
and grandfather of actor/writer Christopher Thompson. He lived together with the French actress Michèle Morgan for the second half of his life. He died aged 87 in Saint-Tropez
on 20 July 2006.[2] Selected filmography[edit]


Year Title Role Director

1947 Antoine and Antoinette a customer Jacques Becker

1948 Du Guesclin Charles V of France Bernard Delatour

1949 La Belle que voilà Bruno Jean-Paul Le Chanois

1950 Mr. Peek-a-Boo Maurice Jean Boyer

1951 Without Leaving an Address a journalist Jean-Paul Le Chanois

1953 Sea Devils Napoleon Raoul Walsh

1953 The Sword and the Rose the Dauphin Ken Annakin

1953 The Heart of the Matter Yusef George More O'Ferrall

1954 They Who Dare Captain George Two Lewis Milestone

1954 Father Brown Inspector Dubois Robert Hamer

1955 Heroes and Sinners Villeterre Yves Ciampi

1955 The River Girl Enzo Cinti Mario Soldati

1956 House of Secrets Julius Pindar Guy Green

1958 Le Miroir à deux faces Doctor Bosc André Cayatte

1959 The Journey Teklel Hafouli Anatole Litvak

1963 The Prize Doctor Claude Marceau Mark Robson

1986 A Man and a Woman: 20 Years Later cameo appearance Claude Lelouch


Year Title Cast Notes

1960 La Main chaude (fr) with Jacques Charrier and Macha Méril also credited as writer

1961 La Menace (fr) with Robert Hossein and Marie-José Nat

1962 Crime Does Not Pay Danielle Darrieux, Michèle Morgan, Edwige Feuillère, Gino Cervi, Gabriele Ferzetti, Annie Girardot, Pierre Brasseur, and others also credited as writer

1965 The Sucker starring Bourvil and Louis de Funès also credited as writer

1966 La Grande Vadrouille starring Bourvil, Louis de Funès and Terry-Thomas also credited as writer

1969 The Brain Jean-Paul Belmondo, Bourvil, David Niven, Eli Wallach and others also credited as writer

1971 Delusions of Grandeur starring Louis de Funès and Yves Montand also credited as writer

1973 The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob starring Louis de Funès also credited as writer

1978 La Carapate starring Pierre Richard also credited as writer

1980 The Umbrella Coup starring Pierre Richard also credited as writer

1982 The Ace of Aces / The Super Ace starring Jean-Paul Belmondo also credited as writer

1984 La vengeance du serpent à plumes starring Coluche, and Josiane Balasko also credited as writer

1987 Lévy et Goliath (fr) with Richard Anconina, and Michel Boujenah also credited as writer

1993 La Soif de l'or with Tsilla Chelton, Catherine Jacob, Christian Clavier and others also credited as writer

1996 Fantôme avec chauffeur (fr) with Philippe Noiret, and Gérard Jugnot

1999 Le schpountz with Smaïn, Sabine Azéma and others also credited as writer

Writer only

Year Title Cast Notes

1960 Come Dance with Me! starring Brigitte Bardot adaptation

1996 The Mirror Has Two Faces with Barbra Streisand, Jeff Bridges, Pierce Brosnan and others Remake of Le Miroir à deux faces (1958)


^ " 4th Moscow International Film Festival (1965)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-01-16. Retrieved 2012-12-06.  ^ " Gérard Oury
Gérard Oury
est décédé" (in French). Le Figaro. 2006-07-20. 

External links[edit]

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Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1976) Diana Ross
Diana Ross
(1976) Henri Langlois
Henri Langlois
(1977) Jacques Tati
Jacques Tati
(1977) Robert Dorfmann (1978) René Goscinny
René Goscinny
(1978) Marcel Carné
Marcel Carné
(1979) Charles Vanel
Charles Vanel
(1979) Walt Disney
Walt Disney
(1979) Pierre Braunberger (1980) Louis de Funès
Louis de Funès
(1980) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(1980) Marcel Pagnol
Marcel Pagnol
(1981) Alain Resnais (1981) Georges Dancigers (1982) Alexandre Mnouchkine (1982) Jean Nény (1982) Andrzej Wajda
Andrzej Wajda
(1982) Raimu
(1983) René Clément
René Clément
(1984) Georges de Beauregard (1984) Edwige Feuillère
Edwige Feuillère
(1984) Christian-Jaque (1985) Danielle Darrieux
Danielle Darrieux
(1985) Christine Gouze-Rénal (1985) Alain Poiré (1985) Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1986) Bette Davis
Bette Davis
(1986) Jean Delannoy
Jean Delannoy
(1986) René Ferracci (1986) Claude Lanzmann
Claude Lanzmann
(1986) Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard
(1987) Serge Silberman (1988) Bernard Blier
Bernard Blier
(1989) Paul Grimault
Paul Grimault
(1989) Gérard Philipe
Gérard Philipe
(1990) Jean-Pierre Aumont
Jean-Pierre Aumont
(1991) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1991) Michèle Morgan
Michèle Morgan
(1992) Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
(1992) Jean Marais
Jean Marais
(1993) Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
(1993) Gérard Oury
Gérard Oury
(1993) Jean Carmet
Jean Carmet
(1994) Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
(1995) Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
(1995) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(1995) Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
(1996) Henri Verneuil
Henri Verneuil
(1996) Charles Aznavour
Charles Aznavour
(1997) Andie MacDowell
Andie MacDowell
(1997) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(1998) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(1998) Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard
(1998) Pedro Almodóvar
Pedro Almodóvar
(1999) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
(1999) Jean Rochefort
Jean Rochefort
(1999) Josiane Balasko
Josiane Balasko
(2000) Georges Cravenne
Georges Cravenne
(2000) Jean-Pierre Léaud
Jean-Pierre Léaud
(2000) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese


Darry Cowl (2001) Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling
(2001) Agnès Varda
Agnès Varda
(2001) Anouk Aimée
Anouk Aimée
(2002) Jeremy Irons
Jeremy Irons
(2002) Claude Rich
Claude Rich
(2002) Bernadette Lafont
Bernadette Lafont
(2003) Spike Lee
Spike Lee
(2003) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2003) Micheline Presle
Micheline Presle
(2004) Jacques Dutronc
Jacques Dutronc
(2005) Will Smith
Will Smith
(2005) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(2006) Pierre Richard
Pierre Richard
(2006) Marlène Jobert
Marlène Jobert
(2007) Jude Law
Jude Law
(2007) Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
(2008) Roberto Benigni
Roberto Benigni
(2008) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(2009) Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
(2010) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2011) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2012) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(2013) Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson
(2014) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2015) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2016) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2017) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz

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