René Wheeler

René Wheeler (8 February 1912 - 11 December 2000) was a French screenwriter[1] and film director. He co-wrote the story of the film A Cage of Nightingales (1945) with Georges Chaperot, for which they both received an Academy Award nomination in 1947. Their story would later serve as an inspiration for the hugely successful film The Chorus (2004). Wheeler also co-wrote the screenplay for the 1955 heist film Rififi.[1]

René Wheeler
Born8 February 1912
Died11 December 2000(2000-12-11) (aged 88)
OccupationScreenwriter, film director

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  1. ^ a b Crowther, Bosley (June 6, 1956). "Rififi (1955) Screen: Tough Paris Crime Story; 'Rififi,' About a Jewel Theft, at Fine Arts". The New York Times. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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