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Maurice Bessy (1910–1993)

Maurice Bessy was born on December 4, 1910 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France. He was a writer and actor, known for Deadlier Than the Male (1956), Mysteries of Paris (1943) and Savage Brigade (1939). He died on November 15, 1993 in Paris, France. See full bio »


(age 82) in Paris, France

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 1968 Portrait: Orson Welles (TV Short documentary) (narration)
 1966 King of Hearts (idea)
 1962 The Devil and the Ten Commandments (dialogue - "Luxurieux point ne seras", / (idea) (Tes père et mère honoreras))
 1956 Deadlier Than the Male (story)
 1955 U 235 (Documentary short)
 1944 Le carrefour des enfants perdus (adaptation)
 1943 Mysteries of Paris (adaptation)
 1943 L'homme sans nom (adaptation) / (dialogue)
 1939 Savage Brigade (dialogue) / (scenario)
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 1969 The Leatherstocking Tales (TV Mini-Series)
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- Die Prärie (1969) ... Récitant / Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- Das Fort am Biberfluß (1969) ... Récitant / Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- The Last of the Mohicans (1969) ... Récitant / Narrator (voice, uncredited)
- Der Wildtöter (1969) ... Récitant / Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1950 The Miracle of St. Anne (Short)
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 1980 Les grands seconds rôles (TV Movie documentary)
 1974 Une légende une vie: Citizen Welles (TV Movie documentary)
 1965 Cinépanorama (TV Series documentary)
- Episode dated 27 March 1965 (1965) ... Himself
 1964 Cinéastes de notre temps (TV Series documentary)
- Jean Vigo (1964) ... Himself
 1961 Les échos du cinéma (TV Series short)
- Episode #1.32 (1961) ... Himself
 1954 Reflets de Cannes (TV Series documentary)
- Episode dated 30 March 1954 (1954) ... Himself
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 2010 Gilles Jacob: CIitizen Cannes (TV Movie documentary)

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"King of Hearts," original musical; book by Joseph Stein; music by Peter Link; lyrics by Jacob Brackman; musical direction by Karen Gustafson; dance arrangements by Dorothee Freytag; music orchestrated by William David Brohn (as Bill Brohn); based upon an original screenplay by Philippe de Broca, Maurice Bessy, and Daniel ... See more »

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Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1979

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