- Magnier, Claude
- (January 20, 1920, Paris, France - June 22, 1983, Paris, France)He wrote his first play at age twelve. Then he attended Maurice Escande and Jean Marchat's acting courses. He made his acting debut onstage in 1941 (Jeanne by Charles Péguy) and entered films playing supporting roles (1942 Le Destin fabuleux de Désirée Clary / USA: Mlle Desiree, Sacha Guitry; 1943 Le Voyage de la Toussaint / Il viaggiatore d'Ognissanti, Louis Daquin, France / Italy; 1945 Blondine, Henri Mahé, shot in 1943-1944; Télévision, short, Robert Péguy; 1946 Monsieur Grégoire s'évade, Jacques Daniel-Norman; 1955 Les Grandes Manœuvres / Grandi manovre / UK: Summer Manœuvres / USA: The Grand Maneuver, uncredited, René Clair, France / Italy; 1957 En votre Âme et Conscience, episode "L'Affaire Pranzini"; 1958 En Cas de Malheur / La ragazza del peccato / UK: In Case of Adversity / USA: Love Is My Profession, Claude Autant-Lara, France / Italy). Known mostly as a playwright since 1956 (Monsieur Masure), he authored one of the greatest successes of the French boulevard, Oscar (1958), which was brought to the screen by Edouard Molinaro in 1967 and adapted to French in Alec Coppel's play The Gazebo under the title Jo (1964) (filmed by Jean Girault in 1971). Louis de Funès starred in both plays and movies.Filmography1961 ◘ Réveille-toi, Chérie (also screenwriter, dialogist)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.