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Spaak, Charles 1903-1975

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Most widely held works by Charles Spaak
La grande illusion by Jean Renoir( Visual )

178 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renoir's meditation on friendship and chivalry in the midst of Europe's first mechanized war, was based on his own experiences as a French combat pilot and a prisoner of war. Renoir wrote the film as Europe slid towards World War II. Three French pilots, shot down during World War I, are drawn together during an escape attempt, despite different class backgrounds. Captain de Boeldieu is a wealthy aristocrat; Lieutenant Maréchal a self assured mechanic; and Rosenthal, a prosperous banker. Together they develop a daring plan to escape their imprisonment in a Bavarian castle. While escaping, Captain de Boeldieu is shot by the camp commander, but Marechal and Rosenthal manage to get away and eventually make their way back to France. When it was released, the film received an Academy Award as well as a prize at the Venice Film Festival, but due to the film's pacifist stance, it was banned in Germany and Italy
Grand illusion; a film by Jean Renoir by Charles Spaak( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les bas-fonds The lower depths by Jean Renoir( Visual )

22 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruiné, un baron russe surprend chez lui un cambrioleur, Pepel, avec lequel il passe la nuit à boire. Pepel loge dans l'asile d'un receleur Kostileff. Celui-ci, pour s'assurer les bonnes grâces de l'inspecteur des garnis, lui a promis sa jolie belle-soeur, Natacha. Mais celle-ci aime Pepel. Celui-ci finira par tuer Kostileff et se sauvera avec Natacha
La grande illusion by Julian Jackson( Book )

36 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belasco Theatre, opposite the White House, Washington, D.C., American premiere "Grand Illusion" a Jean Renoir film, directed by Jean Renoir, story by Jean Renoir, script by Jean Renoir and Charles Spaak, camera by Claude Renoir, music by Joseph Kosma, sets by Lourie, an R.A.C. production, released by World Pictures Corp., New York City
Jean Renoir( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The doctor's horrible experiment: experimental fantasy about a Jekyll/Hyde-type psychiatrist/lunatic creating havoc in 1950s Paris
Thérèse Raquin by Marcel Carné( Visual )

32 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gray view of city roofs provides both the first and the last image in this drama of stifled lives adapted from the novel by Emile Zola. Thérèse is married to her cousin Camille, a spoiled mama's boy unlikely to grow out of it, as Mama lives with them, pampering Camille and bullying Thérèse. His childhood friend Laurent, upon meeting Thérèse, falls in love almost instantly. This leads to a torrid affair, which spirals out of control into murder. A chance witness blackmails the lovers, and Mama--paralyzed by a stroke upon learning of Camille's death--suspects the truth. The witness is killed while crossing the street in front of a speeding truck. However, he has ordered his maid to mail a letter if he does not return, and the lovers are relentlessly pursued by their fate
Carnival in Flanders La Kermesse héroïque by Jacques Feyder( Visual )

34 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Spainards invade a Flemish town in 1616, the men make themselves scarce and the women find other ways of conquering
Le ciel est à vous by Jean Grémillon( Visual )

7 editions published between 1944 and 2012 in French and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wife of a mechanic and former fighter pilot falls in love with the idea of flying herself. This soon becomes an obsession, and she undertakes a lofty feat: the longest solo flight ever made by a woman
Cartouche by Philippe de Broca( Visual )

13 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exploits of Cartouche, an eighteenth-century swordsman, and his band who steal things from the rich and give them to the poor. Earning the sympathies of the people and the love of the beautiful bandit Venus, he must escape the traps set for him by the police
La bandera The flag by Julien Duvivier( Visual )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in French and Undetermined and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having killed a man in Paris, Pierre Gilieth flees to Barcelona where he enlists in the Spanish Legion. Here he meets up with fellow countrymen Mulot and Lucas, and falls in love with a Moroccan girl, Aischa. Unbeknown to Pierre, Lucas is a detective who intends to betray him to the authorities
Jean Grémillon during the occupation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lumière d'été. A shimmering glass hotel at the top of a remote Provençal mountain provides the setting for a tragicomic tapestry about an obsessive love pentangle, whose principals range from an artist to a hotel manager to a dam worker
Panique by Julien Duvivier( Visual )

30 editions published between 1946 and 2008 in French and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychological thriller about murder at a French carnival
French masterworks Russian émigrés in Paris, 1923-1928( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of five French silent films restored by the Cinemathèque française, originally released by Films Albatros between 1923 and 1928, with new music scores by Timothy Brock, Robert Israel, Neil Brand, Antonio Coppola and the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
Le grand jeu by Jacques Feyder( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When scandalous Parisian playboy Pierre Martel is forced by his family to leave France and his adored lover Florence, he begins a new life in the Foreign Legion as Pierre Muller. Drowning his regrets in camaraderie, whores and hell-raising, he is astonished at meeting Irma, a prostitute with an uncanny resemblance to his beloved, and begins a fitful scheme to allow her escape
Seven deadly sins( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight vignettes explore each of the seven deadly sins: avarice, anger, sloth, lust, envy, gluttony, and pride - as well as a new vice
Gueule d'amour by Jean Grémillon( Visual )

11 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucien Bourrache, a handsome cavalry officer, enjoys pursuing and charming women. He meets Madeleine Courtois at Cannes and lends her a large amount of money, which she loses gambling. Then she drops him. But Lucien is now in love, and after his tour of duty he goes to Paris to find her again. But he's not so sexy without his uniform, and they do not travel in the same social circles
Les nouveaux messieurs( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The struggle over a beautiful dancer's affections between an aristocrat and an electrician turned union organizer
Heart of a nation( Visual )

4 editions published between 1943 and 2005 in English and French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This drama chronicles three generations of a Montmarte family coping with the occupation of their country, from the Franco-Prussian War of 1871 to the arrival of the Nazis
Germinal by Yves Allégret( Visual )

7 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in French and German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Embauché comme mineur à Montsou, dans le Nord de la France, le jeune Etienne Lantier découvre la souffrance d'une population misérable et déshéritée. Gagné aux idées socialistes, il appelle les mécontents à faire la grève et à constituer une caisse de prévoyance. Le mouvement se durcit
La prise de la Bastille : roman by André Cayatte( Book )

6 editions published in 1962 in French and English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Charles Spaak belgischer Drehbuchautor

Charles Spaak belgisk manusforfattar

Charles Spaak belgisk manusförfattare

Charles Spaak belgisk manusforfatter

Charles Spaak belgisk manuskriptforfatter

Charles Spaak scenarioschrijver uit België (1903-1975)

Charles Spaak sceneggiatore belga

Charles Spaak Screenwriter

Spaak, Charles

Spaak, Šarl'.

Шарл Спак

Шарль Спаак сценарист

Шарль Спак

چارلز اسپاک فیلمنامه‌نویس بلژیکی

French (340)

English (33)

German (15)

Spanish (15)

Italian (1)