- Quignon, Roland J.
- (Roland Jean Quignon, December 19, 1897, Paris, France - May 12, 1984, Nesles-la-Vallée, France)Having trained at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts, he attended painter Fernand Cormon's courses before working as an art director for stage (he also took some stage directing lessons from Firmin Gémier). From 1933 (Son Autre Amour, Constant Rémy, Alfred Machard) to 1960 (Colère froide, André Haguet), he was one of the busiest production designers of French cinema (more than sixty movies, including La Rue sans Nom, Pierre Chenal, 1934; Maman Colibri, Jean Dréville, 1937; Le Président Haudecoeur, Jean Dréville, 1940; Les Roquevillard, Jean Dréville, 1943; Donne-moi tes Yeux / USA: My Last Mistress, Sacha Guitry, 1943; 120, Rue de la Gare, Jacques Daniel-Norman, 1946; Barry, Richard Pottier, 1949; Portrait dunAssassinL Bernard-Roland, 1949; Atoll K/ Atollo K / UK: Robinson Crusoeland / USA: Utopia, Léo Joannon, France / Italy, 1951).Filmography1956 ◘ Les Mains liées (co-director with Abbé Aloysius Vachet and Paul Vandenberghe)1957 ◘ Ah! Quelle Equipe (also makeup)1966 ◘ Les Enquiquineurs / Bon Week-End1969 ◘ Aux Frais de la Princesse (also co-editor)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.