Lion, Roger


Lion, Roger
(Roger Juda / September 27, 1882, Troyes, Aube, France - October 27, 1934, Paris, France)
   He abandoned his law practice to become a writer and a filmmaker. He directed vaudevilles for Gau-mont and then filmed songs and sketches for Éclair. In 1917, he founded La Société des Auteurs de Films and wrote the screenplay of Le Prince Plouf (Fernand Rivers). From 1922 to 1924, he settled in Portugal, where he directed several films. He also authored forgotten plays (Dagobert, Fils à son Père). His wife was actress Gil-Clary.
 Filmography
1913 ◘ La Petite Bretonne
        ◘ A qui la Femme? L'Agence Cacaouette
        ◘ Le Poilu de la Victoire Sacré Joseph Erreur judiciaire
        ◘ Les Deux Gifles
        ◘ Dranem amoureux de Cléopâtre L'Enlèvement de Vénus
        ◘ Français!. . . N'oubliez jamais! (co-director with Robert Boudrioz)
1917 ◘ Accusée (also co-screenwriter)
        ◘ Les Lois du Monde
        ◘ Lune jolie (co-director with Georges Pallu)
        ◘ Ma Femme est folle Le Jupon
        ◘ La Musique qui passe
        ◘ Quand Madelon (filmed songs)
        ◘ Vous prendrez quelque Chose? (filmed songs; co-director with Georges Pallu)
1918 ◘ J'épouse ma Femme
        ◘ La Madelon
        ◘ La Petite Bretonne (filmed songs)
        ◘ Le plus joli rêve (filmed songs)
        ◘ Pour faire Plaisir (documentary; short)
        ◘ Dagobert, le Fils à son Père
        ◘ La Flamme cachée (co-director with Musidora; shot in 1918)
        ◘ L'Eternel Féminin (also screenwriter)
        ◘ Sirène de Pierre / Fantôme d'Amour / A Sereia de Pedra (co-director with Virginia Castro; France / Portugal)
        ◘ Les Yeux de l'Âme / Os Olhos da Alma / A alma do Mar (France / Portugal)
        ◘ Aventuras de Aguapito / Desventuras de Agapito /
        ◘ Fotografia comprometedora (Portugal)
        ◘ La Fontaine des Amours (also producer)
        ◘ J'ai tué / Fidélité / USA: I Have Killed (also screenwriter)
        ◘ La Clé de Voûte
        ◘ Jim la Houlette, Roi des Voleurs / USA: Jim the Cracksman, the King of Thieves (co-director with Nicolas Rimsky; also actor)
        ◘ Les Fiançailles rouges (also screenwriter, adapter, producer)
        ◘ Le Chasseur de chez Maxim's (co-director with Nicolas Rimsky)
1928 ◘ La Venenosa
        ◘ La Nuit est à nous (unreleased)
        ◘ Un Soir au Cocktail's Bar / Une Soirée au Cocktail's Bar
        ◘ La Raïs (documentary)
        ◘ La Place est bonne! (short; also co-screenwriter)
        ◘ Messaoud Habib (documentary)
        ◘ Marius à Paris / La Petite Femme du Florida (short; also original poem)
        ◘ Gregor et ses Grégoriens (short)
        ◘ La Fille de Roland
        ◘ Eau, Gaz et Amour à tous les Etages (short)
        ◘ La Nuit est à nous (co-director with Henry Roussel; French-language version of Carl Froelich's Die Nacht gehôrt uns; Germany / France)
1931 ◘ Y'en a pas Deux comme Angélique (also co-author of poem, co-dialogist)
        ◘ Le Lit conjugal (short; also co-dialogist)
        ◘ Allô ' ' ' Allô ' ' ' (short)
1932 ◘ Ghanili Dour (documentary; short)
        ◘ Direct au Cœur / Un Direct au Cœur (co-director with Antoine Arnaudy)
1933 ◘ Le Coucher de la Mariée (also co-screenwriter)
1934 ◘ Trois Balles dans la Peau (also co-author of poem, co-dialogist)

Encyclopedia of French film directors . . 2011.

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