Marc Allégret (22 December 1900 – 3 November 1973) was a French screenwriter, photographer and film director.[1]

Marc Allégret
Allégret (left) with André Gide in 1920
(photo by Lady Ottoline Morrell)
Born(1900-12-22)22 December 1900
Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
Died3 November 1973(1973-11-03) (aged 72)
Versailles, France
  • Screenwriter
  • film director
Years active1927–1970
RelativesYves Allégret (brother) Andre Allegret (brother)

Biography Edit

Born in Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland, he was the elder brother of Yves Allégret. Marc was educated to be a lawyer in Paris, but while accompanying his lover[2] André Gide on a trip in 1927 to the Congo in Africa, he recorded the trip on film,[3] after which he chose to pursue a career in the motion picture industry. He is credited with helping develop the careers of Simone Simon, Michèle Morgan, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Danièle Delorme, Odette Joyeux, Jeanne Moreau, Brigitte Bardot, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raimu, Gérard Philipe, Louis Jourdan, and Roger Vadim.

Allégret collaborated on the famous Dada Marcel Duchamp short film Anemic Cinema in 1926 and served as an assistant director to Robert Florey and Augusto Genina. In 1931 he directed his first feature film, Mam’zelle Nitouche.[3] He received acclaim for his subsequent film Fanny and went on to a long career during which he wrote numerous scripts and directed more than fifty films.

Allégret died in 1973 and was interred in the Cimetière des Gonards in Versailles, France.[4]

Filmography Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "Marc Allégret". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2014. Archived from the original on 24 May 2014.
  2. ^ Palimpsestic Memory: The Holocaust and Colonialism in French and Francophone Fiction and Film. Berghahn Books. February 2013. ISBN 9780857458841.
  3. ^ a b Marc Allégret. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  4. ^ Wilson, S. (2016). Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed. McFarland. p. 15. ISBN 978-0-7864-7992-4.

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