Henri Vidal (26 November 1919 – 10 December 1959) was a French film actor.

Henri Vidal
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Born(1919-11-26)26 November 1919
Died10 December 1959(1959-12-10) (aged 40)
Paris, France
OccupationActor
Years active1941–1959
Spouse(s)
Michèle Cordoue
(m. 1943; div. 1946)

(m. 1950)

Film careerEdit

Henri Lucien Raymond Vidal[1] was first noticed after he won the "Apollo of 1939" contest in Paris. He was spotted by Édith Piaf, and made his film debut alongside her in the movie Montmartre-sur-Seine in 1941. Vidal went on to appear in 36 films between 1941 and 1959.

In addition to his wife, Michèle Morgan, he played opposite some of the biggest leading ladies in French films of the 1950s: Françoise Arnoul, Brigitte Bardot, Dany Carrel, Mylène Demongeot, Sophia Loren, Romy Schneider, and Marina Vlady.

Personal lifeEdit

In May 1943 he married the actress Michèle Cordoba, and they divorced in July 1946.[1] In 1950 he married French actress Michèle Morgan, whom he met while filming Alessandro Blasetti's 1949 film Fabiola.

DeathEdit

He died in 1959 of a heart attack. He is buried in Pontgibaud, in the Puy-de-Dôme départment.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Director Notes
1941 Montmartre-sur-Seine Maurice Cazaux Georges Lacombe
1943 Port d'attache Raymond Jean Choux
1944 The Angel of the Night Bob André Berthomieu
1946 Strange Fate Alain deSaulieu Louis Cuny
1947 Naughty Martine Pierre Emil E. Reinert
Les Maudits Doctor Guilbert René Clément
1949 Fabiola Rual Alessandro Blasetti
Le paradis des pilotes perdus Capitaine Bertrand Georges Lampin
1950 La Belle que voilà Pierre Leroux Jean-Paul Le Chanois
Quai de Grenelle Jean-Louis Lavalade Emil E. Reinert
1951 The Passerby François Malard Henri Calef
L'Étrange Madame X Etienne Jean Grémillon
1952 Les Sept péchés capitaux Le docteur Henri / Antonin Carlo Rim (segment "Gourmandise, La / Gluttony")
La Jeune Folle Steve Yves Allégret
Art. 519 codice penale Renato Berti Leonardo Cortese
C'est arrivé à Paris Vladimir Krasnya John Berry and Henri Lavorel
1953 Scampolo 53 Enrico Sacchi Giorgio Bianchi
1954 Orient-Express Jacques Ferrand Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia
Attila Aetius Pietro Francisci
1955 Série noire [fr] Inspecteur Léo Fardier Pierre Foucaud
Napoléon Joachim Murat Sacha Guitry
House on the Waterfront Michel Edmond T. Gréville
The Wicked Go to Hell Pierre Macquart Robert Hossein
1957 Action immédiate [fr] Francis Coplan Maurice Labro
Porte des Lilas Pierre Barbier René Clair
A Kiss for a Killer Philippe Delaroche Henri Verneuil
Charming Boys Jo, dit Kid Chabanne - le boxeur Henri Decoin
Une Parisienne Michel Legrand Michel Boisrond
1958 Be Beautiful But Shut Up Jean Morel Marc Allégret
1959 Les naufrageurs Yann Le Coeur Charles Brabant
Pensione Edelweiss Jean Monnier Ottorino Franco Bertolini
Pourquoi viens-tu si tard? Walter Hermelin Henri Decoin
La Bête à l'affût Daniel Morane Pierre Chenal
An Angel on Wheels Pierre Chaillot Géza von Radványi
Voulez-vous danser avec moi ? Hervé Dandieu Michel Boisrond Posthumous Release

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Source : Les Gens du cinéma

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