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Known For Directing

Known Credits 43

Gender Male

Birthday 1904-08-21

Day of Death 1969-03-28 (64 years old)

Place of Birth Aix-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, France

Also Known As

  • Raoul Lagneau
  • Rémy Satz
  • Joannon

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Biography

Léo Joannon (21 August 1904 – 28 March 1969) was a French writer and film director. Born in Aix-en-Provence, Joannon was originally a law student who became a novelist and journalist before entering the film industry in the 1920s as a cameraman.

Joannon first attracted international attention in early 1939 during the production of S.O.S. Mediterranean, when his attempts to include shots of a German naval ship docked in the port of Tangier created a diplomatic incident between the pre-World War II French and German governments. The film later won the Grand Prix du Cinema Français.

Joannon is best known to international audiences as the director of the comedy film Atoll K (1951), which was the final motion picture starring the legendary comedic double act Laurel and Hardy. Among his other better-known films were Le Defroqué (1954) and Fort du Fou (Outpost in Indochina) (1962).

Joannon died in Neuilly-sur-Seine.

Source: Article "Léo Joannon" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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