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René Clément (1913–1996)


René Clément was one of the leading French directors of the post-World War II era. He directed what are regarded as some of the greatest films of the time, such as The Battle of the Rails (1946), Forbidden Games (1952) and The Day and the Hour (1963). He was later almost forgotten as a director. He was back in public attention briefly when his epic... See full bio »

Died:

(age 82) in Monte Carlo, Monaco

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 15 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Forbidden Games Director
(1952)
(1946)
Purple Noon Director
(1960)
The Damned Director
(1947)

Filmography

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 1964 Joy House
 1960 Purple Noon
 1957 The Sea Wall
 1956 Gervaise
 1947 The Damned
 1946 Mr. Orchid
 1946 Beauty and the Beast (uncredited)
 1944 Chefs de demain (Documentary short)
 1944 Paris sous la botte (Documentary short)
 1943 La grande pastorale (Documentary short)
 1942 Ceux du rail (Documentary short)
 1940 Le triage (Documentary short)
 1940 Toulouse (Documentary short)
 1939 La bièvre, fille perdue (Documentary short)
 1939 Paris la nuit (Documentary short)
 1938 La grande chartreuse (Short)
 1937 Aude, belle inconnue (Short)
 1937 L'Arabie interdite (Short)
 1937 Occitanie, terre d'Aude (Documentary short)
 1936 Watch Your Left (Short)
 1935 Evasion (Short)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Rene Clement

Spouse:

Johanna Harwood  (his death) | See more »
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Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1964 See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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