Allégret, Marc

▪ French director
born Dec. 22, 1900, Basel, Switz.
died Nov. 4, 1973, Paris, France

      French motion-picture director known for his exacting film technique.

      Allégret was educated in law in Paris, but while accompanying his uncle André Gide on a trip to Africa, he recorded the trip on film. He served as an assistant director to Robert Florey and Augusto Genina and in 1931 directed his first feature, Mam'zelle Nitouche. It was followed by such films as Fanny (1932), Les Beaux Jours (1935; “The Beautiful Days”), and Entrée des artistes (1938; The Curtain Rises), all from the decade considered to have been his best.

      Allégret handled scenes with an elegant flair and was noted for his sharp eye for new talent. He is credited with helping develop such stars as Simone Simon, Michèle Morgan, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Danièle Delorme, Gérard Philipe, Odette Joyeux, Jeanne Moreau, and Brigitte Bardot. His younger brother Yves, also a director, assisted Allégret on several of his early films.

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