Playwright Sacha Guitry turned his attention to film as a means of bringing his witty, inventive theatrical work to a wider audience. Although Guitry's films tended to be stagey, they evinced a subtle...
Sound film debut, wrote, appeared in, and co-directed with Fernand Rivers, "Pasteur"
Had charges against him dropped and ban on his work lifted
First feature length screenplay credit, "Le Blanc et le Noir"
First acted in own piece, "Chez Les Zoaques"
First lyrics credit, also screenplay, "Adhemar"
Final stage appearance in his play, "Palsambleu"
First credit as production supervisor, also wrote screenplay from his play, "L'Accroche-coeur/Riviera Express"
Film debut, wrote, directed, and featured with his father in the short documentary, "Ceux de chez nous"
First US production, "The Lover of Camille," from his play, "Deburau"
Imprisoned for two months after France's liberation, accused of collaborating with the enemy
Began acting career with father's theater company
Last screenplay credit, film produced posthumously, "Au voleur"
Final feature, appeared in, wrote, and co-directed with Clement Duhour, "Les Trois font la paire"
Theater company tour of US and Canada
Wrote first play, "Yves le fou"
Playwright Sacha Guitry turned his attention to film as a means of bringing his witty, inventive theatrical work to a wider audience. Although Guitry's films tended to be stagey, they evinced a subtle cinematic technique most evident in his masterpiece, "The Story of a Cheat" (1936).