- Lefèvre, René
- (March 7, 1898, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France - May 4, 1991, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France)He made his acting debut with Louis Jouvet at the Comédie des Champs-Elysées and entered films in 1925 playing a supporting role in Knock, ou Le Triomphe de la Médecine (René Hervil). Seen in about eighty movies, including such classics as Le Million (René Clair, 1931), Le Crime de Monsieur Lange / USA: The Crime of Monsieur Lange (Jean Renoir, 1935), and Gueule d'Amour (Jean Grémillon, 1937), he was also a novelist. Some of his books were brought to the screen (1940 Les Musiciens du Ciel, also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist, actor; 1959 Rue des Prairies / Mio figlio / USA: Rue de Paris, Denys de La Patellière, France / Italy). Autobiographies: 1947 Le Film de ma Vie, 1938-1940 (Gallimard); 1973 Le Film de ma Vie, 1939-1973 (Editions France - Empire). Other books: 1973 L'Aveugle ébloui (Editions France - Empire); 1978 Le Train du Far West (Garnier Frères).Filmography1942 ◘ Opéra-Musette (co-director with Claude Renoir; also actor)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.