- Pécas, Max
- (April 25, 1925, Lyon, Rhône, Paris - February 10, 2003, Paris, France)His parents owned a business selling general supplies for cinema in Marseille. One of their clients, a film journalist, offered him a job as administrator of theater tours, a job he gave up after meeting actress Ginette Leclerc. She recommended him to a director, and he entered films as an assistant director (1947 Nuit sans Fin, Jacques Séverac; 1948 Sergil et le Dictateur, Jacques Daroy; 1949 Le Droit de l'Enfant, Jacques Daroy; La Passagère, Jacques Daroy; 1950 La Maison du Printemps, Jacques Daroy; 1951 Porte d'Orient, Jacques Daroy; 1952 Sergil chez les Filles, Jacques Daroy; 1953 Tourbillon, Alfred Rode; 1956 Trois de la Canebière, Maurice de Canonge; 1957 Trois de la Marine, Maurice de Canonge; 1958 Arènes joyeuses, Maurice de Canonge, La Fille de Feu, Alfred Rode; 1959 Visa pour l'Enfer / Passeport pour l'Enfer, Alfred Rode). A filmmaker from 1959, he directed mainly erotic movies and lowbrow comedies. Other credit (as production manager): 1969 Le Grand Cérémonial (Pierre-Alain Jolivet).Filmography◘ Le Cercle Vicieux◘ De quoi tu t'mêles, Daniela! / Zarte Haut in schwarzer Seide / UK: Daniela, Criminal StripTease / USA: Daniela by Night (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter; France / West Germany)◘ Douce Violence / UK: Sweet Violence / Violent Ecstasy / USA: Sweet Ecstasy (also co-adapter, co-dialogist)◘ La Belle et le Champion (short)1964 ◘ Cinq Filles en Furie / Les Chiennes de Soledor / USA: Five Wild Kids / Five Wild Girls (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, producer)◘ La Baie du Désir / USA: The Erotic Touch of Hot Skin / The Erotic Touch / The Touch of Skin (also co-screenwriter, producer)1966 ◘ Espions à l'Affût / La Chaleur de Minuit / UK: Where the Action Is / USA: Heat of Midnight (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist, producer)1967 ◘ Une Femme aux Abois / La Prisonnière du Désir / USA: The Slave (also screenwriter, adapter, dialogist, producer)◘ La Peur et l'Amour / La Peur et le Désir / USA: Fear and Love / Torment (also screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist, producer)◘ La Nuit la plus chaude / UK: The Night of the Outrages / USA: The Night of the Three Lovers (also screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist, producer)◘ La Main noire / La mano nera (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist, co-producer; France / Italy)◘ Claude et Greta / UK: Any Time Anywhere / USA: Her and She and Him (also co-adapter, co-dialogist, producer)◘ Je suis une Nymphomane / UK: Forbidden Passions / The Sensuous Teenager / UK DVD: I Am a Nymphomanic / USA: Libido: The Urge to Love (also screenwriter, producer)◘ Comment le Désir vient aux Filles / Je suis frigide . . . pourquoi? / UK: I Am Frigid . . . Why? / USA: She Should Have Stayed in Bed (also screenwriter, producer)◘ Club privé (pour Couples avertis) / UK: Private Club (also screenwriter, producer)◘ Sexuellement vôtre / USA: Young Casanova (also screenwriter, producer)◘ Les Mille et une Perversions de Felicia / Canada: 1001 Perversions of Felicia / USA: Felicia (also screenwriter, co-adapter, producer)◘ Luxure / Laure, perverse et Nymphomane / UK: Everybodys / USA: Sweet Taste of Honey (also adapter)◘ Marche pas sur mes Lacets (also producer)◘ Embraye Bidasse . . . ça fume! (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist, delegate producer)◘ On est venu là pour s'éclater / Hot Dogs auf Ibiza (also delegate producer; France / West Germany)◘ Mieux vaut être riche et bien portant que fauché et mal foutu / Wer spritzt denn da am Mit-telmeer / Mas vale pajaro en mano (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist; delegate producer; France / West Germany / Spain)◘ Belles, blondes et bronzés / Zwôlf Schwedinnen in Afrika / Bellas, rubias y bronceadas (also screenwriter, dialogist, delegate producer; France / West Germany / Spain)◘ On n'est pas sorti de l'Auberge (also co-producer, actor)◘ Les Branchés à Saint-Tropez (also screenwriter, dialogist, delegate producer, actor)◘ Brigade des Mœurs (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist, delegate producer)◘ Deux Enfoirés à Saint-Tropez (also screenwriter, co-adapter, dialogist, delegate producer)◘ On se calme et on boit frais à Saint-Tropez (also co-screenwriter, delegate producer)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.