Sacha Guitry

Playwright, Director, Screenwriter
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 ... Read more »
Born: 02/20/1885 in Russia

Filmography

Writer (18)

Un Crime au paradis 2001 (Movie)

from screenplay (From Story)

Un Crime au paradis 2001 (Movie)

from film("La Poison") (Story By)

Quadrille 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Desire 1995 (Movie)

(Play as Source Material)

Lovers and Thieves 1957 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

Lovers and Thieves 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Three Make A Pair 1957 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Three Make A Pair 1957 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

If Paris Were Told To Us 1956 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

If Paris Were Told To Us 1956 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Royal Affairs in Versailles 1956 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Royal Affairs in Versailles 1956 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

Napoleon 1955 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

Napoleon 1955 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Poison (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Les Perles De La Couronne (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Lucky Partners (Movie)

(Screen Story)

Sleeping Partners (Movie)

(Play Author)
Director (10)

Lovers and Thieves 1957 (Movie)

(Director)

Three Make A Pair 1957 (Movie)

(Director)

If Paris Were Told To Us 1956 (Movie)

(Director)

Royal Affairs in Versailles 1956 (Movie)

(Director)

Napoleon 1955 (Movie)

(Director)

Deburau (Movie)

(Director)

La Poison (Movie)

(Director)

Le Comedien (Movie)

(Director)

Les Perles De La Couronne (Movie)

(Director)

Quadrille (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (9)

Three Make A Pair 1957 (Movie)

(Actor)

If Paris Were Told To Us 1956 (Movie)

Louis XI (Actor)

Royal Affairs in Versailles 1956 (Movie)

Louis XIV (Actor)

Napoleon 1955 (Movie)

Talleyrand (Actor)

Bluebeard's Eighth Wife 1937 (Movie)

Man Emerging From Hotel With Girl on His Arm (Actor)

Deburau (Movie)

(Actor)

Le Comedien (Movie)

Sacha Guitry (Actor)

Les Perles De La Couronne (Movie)

Napoleon III (Actor)

Quadrille (Movie)

(Actor)
Producer (1)

Royal Affairs in Versailles 1956 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

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).

Relationships

Genevieve De Sereville

Wife

Jacqueline Delubac Actor

Wife

Lucien Guitry

Father
died 1925

Charlotte Lyses

Wife

Lana Marconi Actor

Wife
Married 1949 until his death 1957

Yvonne Printemps

Wife

Milestones

1960

Last screenplay credit, film produced posthumously, "Au voleur"

1957

Final feature, appeared in, wrote, and co-directed with Clement Duhour, "Les Trois font la paire"

1953

Final stage appearance in his play, "Palsambleu"

1951

First lyrics credit, also screenplay, "Adhemar"

1947

Had charges against him dropped and ban on his work lifted

1943

Imprisoned for two months after France's liberation, accused of collaborating with the enemy

1938

First credit as production supervisor, also wrote screenplay from his play, "L'Accroche-coeur/Riviera Express"

1935

Sound film debut, wrote, appeared in, and co-directed with Fernand Rivers, "Pasteur"

1931

First feature length screenplay credit, "Le Blanc et le Noir"

1929

Theater company tour of US and Canada

1924

First US production, "The Lover of Camille," from his play, "Deburau"

1915

Film debut, wrote, directed, and featured with his father in the short documentary, "Ceux de chez nous"

1905

First acted in own piece, "Chez Les Zoaques"

1904

Began acting career with father's theater company

1902

Wrote first play, "Yves le fou"

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