Marc Allegret Collection

Directed By : Marc Allegret

France / 1900 – 1974

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Born in Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland, he was the elder brother of Yves Allégret. Marc was educated to be a lawyer. Allégret became André Gide’s lover when he was fifteen and Gide was forty-seven. Later, Marc was to fall briefly under the spell of Cocteau, who Gide feared would “corrupt” him.

Marc’s father, Elie Allégret, had originally been hired by Gide’s mother to tutor her son in light of his weak grades in school, after which he and his charge became fast friends. In 1895 Elie was best man at Gide’s wedding.

After filming a 1927 trip to the Congo with Gide, he chose to pursue a career in the motion picture industry. His relationship with Gide ended after that trip, as Allégret found out that he preferred women after having experiences with Congolese women. They nevertheless remained close friends until Gide’s death in 1951. After working and training as an assistant director, in 1931 he directed his first feature Mam’zelle Nitouche and the following year received much acclaim for his film, Fanny. He went on to a long career during which he wrote numerous scripts and directed more than fifty films.

Allégret is noted for discovering and/or developing new acting talent who went on to stardom including Michèle Morgan, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raimu, Gérard Philipe, Danièle Delorme, Louis Jourdan, and Roger Vadim who would become his directing assistant.

He died in 1973 and was interred in the Cimetière des Gonards in Versailles, France.

FEATURE FILMS :

• SCHOOL OF LOVE by Marc ALLEGRET (1955) – 96 mns
• AMOURS DE MINUIT (LES) by Augusto GENINA & Marc ALLÉGRET (1929) – 92 mns
• JULIETTA by Marc ALLÉGRET (1953) – 93 mns
• LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER (Amant de Lady Chatterley (L’)) by Marc ALLÉGRET (1954) – 104 mns
• SANS FAMILLE by Marc ALLÉGRET (1934) – 114 mns
• VOYAGE AU CONGO by Marc ALLÉGRET (1926) – 101 mns
• WITH ANDRE GIDE (Avec André Gide) by Marc ALLÉGRET (1951) – 89 mns

SHORT FILMS :

• Best Little Housewife (The) (Meilleure bobonne (La)) by Marc ALLÉGRET & Claude HEYMANN (1930) – 20 mns
• Central Europe before 1900 (Europe continentale avant 1900) by Marc ALLÉGRET (1969) – 21 mns
• Century’s Beginning (Début de siècle) by Marc ALLÉGRET (1968) – 33 mns
• CHOCOLATE GIRL (THE) (Petite chocolatière (La)) by Marc ALLÉGRET (1931) – 94 mns
• Four Legs (The) (Quatre jambes (Les)) by Marc ALLÉGRET (1931) – 35 mns
• French Youth in 1968 (Jeunesse de France) by Marc ALLÉGRET (1968) – 8 mns
• Great Britain and the United States, 1896-1900 (Grande-Bretagne Etats-Unis de 1896 à 1900) by Marc ALLÉGRET (1968) – 23 mns
• I Have something to Tell you (J’ai quelque chose à vous dire) by Marc ALLÉGRET (1930) – 21 mns
• Isolons-nous Gustave by Marc ALLÉGRET (1931) – 7 mns
• Southern Europe in the Era of the Monarchs (Europe méridionale au temps des rois) by Marc ALLÉGRET (1969) – 16 mns
• The 1900 World fair (Exposition 1900 (autour de 1900)) by Marc ALLÉGRET (1967) – 14 mns
• Lumière by Marc ALLÉGRET (1968) – 59 mns
• Lumière Brothers (Lumière) by Marc ALLÉGRET (1969) – 28 mns
• Necklace (The) (Collier (Le)) by Marc ALLÉGRET (1931) – 0 mns
• Night Duty (Attaque nocturne) by Marc ALLÉGRET (1931) – 25 mns

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