Biography

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Henri-Georges Clouzot (August 18, 1907 – January 12, 1977) was a French film director, screenwriter and producer. He is best remembered for his work in the thriller film genre, having directed The Wages of Fear and Les Diaboliques, which are critically recognized to be among the greatest films from the 1950s. Clouzot also directed documentary films, including The Mystery of Picasso, which was declared a national treasure by the government of France.

Clouzot was an early fan of the cinema and, desiring a career as a writer, moved to Paris. He was later hired by producer Adolphe Osso to work in Berlin, writing French-language versions of German films. After being fired from German studios due to his friendship with Jewish producers, Clouzot returned to France, where he spent years bedridden after contracting tuberculosis. Upon recovering, Clouzot found work in Nazi occupied France as a screenwriter for the German-owned company Continental Films. At Continental, Clouzot wrote and directed films that were very popular in France. His second film Le Corbeau drew controversy over its harsh look at provincial France and Clouzot was fired from Continental before its release. As a result of his association with Continental, Clouzot was barred by the French government from filmmaking until 1947.

After the ban was lifted, Clouzot reestablished his reputation and popularity in France during the late 1940s with successful films including Quai des Orfèvres. After the release of his comedy film Miquette et sa mère, Clouzot married Véra Gibson-Amado, who would star in his next three feature films. In the early and mid-1950s, Clouzot drew acclaim from international critics and audiences for The Wages of Fear and Diabolique. Both films would serve as source material for remakes decades later. After the release of La Vérité, Clouzot's wife Véra died of a heart attack and Clouzot's career suffered due to depression, illness and new critical views of films from the French New Wave. Clouzot's career became less active in later years, limited to a few television documentaries and two feature films in the 1960s. Clouzot wrote several unused scripts in the 1970s and died in Paris in 1977.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Henri-Georges Clouzot, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Henri-Georges Clouzot (August 18, 1907 – January 12, 1977) was a French film director, screenwriter and producer. He is best remembered for his work in the thriller film genre, having directed The Wages of Fear and Les Diaboliques, which are critically recognized to be among the greatest films from the 1950s. Clouzot also directed documentary films, including The Mystery of Picasso, which was declared a national treasure by the government of France.

Clouzot was an early fan of the cinema and, desiring a career as a writer, moved to Paris. He was later hired by producer Adolphe Osso to work in Berlin, writing French-language versions of German films. After being fired from German studios due to his friendship with Jewish producers, Clouzot returned to France, where he spent years bedridden after contracting tuberculosis. Upon recovering, Clouzot found work in Nazi occupied France as a screenwriter for the German-owned company Continental Films. At Continental, Clouzot wrote and directed films that were very popular in France. His second film Le Corbeau drew controversy over its harsh look at provincial France and Clouzot was fired from Continental before its release. As a result of his association with Continental, Clouzot was barred by the French government from filmmaking until 1947.

After the ban was lifted, Clouzot reestablished his reputation and popularity in France during the late 1940s with successful films including Quai des Orfèvres. After the release of his comedy film Miquette et sa mère, Clouzot married Véra Gibson-Amado, who would star in his next three feature films. In the early and mid-1950s, Clouzot drew acclaim from international critics and audiences for The Wages of Fear and Diabolique. Both films would serve as source material for remakes decades later. After the release of La Vérité, Clouzot's wife Véra died of a heart attack and Clouzot's career suffered due to depression, illness and new critical views of films from the French New Wave. Clouzot's career became less active in later years, limited to a few television documentaries and two feature films in the 1960s. Clouzot wrote several unused scripts in the 1970s and died in Paris in 1977.

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Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 35

Birthday 1907-11-20

Day of Death 1977-01-12

Place of Birth Niort, Deux-Sèvres, Poitou-Charentes, France

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

1996 Diabolique Screenplay
1994 L'Enfer Writer
1968 Woman in Chains Writer
1963 Inferno Screenplay
1960 The Truth Screenplay
1957 The Spies Writer
1956 If All the Guys in the World... Writer
1955 Diabolique Screenplay
1953 The Wages of Fear Screenplay
1950 Miquette Writer
1949 Manon Writer
1947 Quai des Orfèvres Screenplay Dialogue
1943 Le Corbeau Adaptation
1942 The Murderer Lives at Number 21 Adaptation
1942 Strangers in the House Dialogue Adaptation
1941 Le dernier des six Dialogue Adaptation
1939 The World Will Shake Screenplay
1934 Caprice de princesse Dialogue
1933 Tout pour l'amour Dialogue
1933 La chanson d'une nuit Writer
1931 Je serai seule après minuit Dialogue
1931 Dragnet Night Writer
1931 Ma cousine de Varsovie Writer

Directing

2017 The Inferno Unseen Director
1968 Woman in Chains Director
1967 Herbert von Karajan, Symphonie n°5 Beethoven Director
1967 Verdi - Messa da Requiem Director
1966 Yehudi Menuhin und Herbert von Karajan – Mozart: Konzert für Violine und Orchester Nr. 5 Director
1963 Inferno Director
1960 The Truth Director
1957 The Spies Director
1956 The Mystery of Picasso Director
1955 Diabolique Director
1953 The Wages of Fear Director
1950 Miquette Director
1949 Return to Life Director
1949 Manon Director
1947 Quai des Orfèvres Director
1943 Le Corbeau Director
1942 The Murderer Lives at Number 21 Director
1934 Caprice de princesse Director
1933 Tout pour l'amour Director
1931 La Terreur des Batignolles Director

Acting

2017 The Clouzot Scandal as Himself (archive footage)
2009 Henri Georges Clouzot's Inferno as Himself (archive footage)
1966 Carl Th. Dreyer
1956 The Mystery of Picasso as Himself (uncredited)
1956 Cinépanorama (52 episodes)

Production

1955 Diabolique Producer
1953 The Wages of Fear Producer

Crew

1977 Sorcerer Thanks

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