Rode, Alfred

Rode, Alfred
(Alfred Spedaliere / June 4, 1905, Torre Del Greco, Italy-July 22, 1979, Lisieux, Calva­dos, France)
   Italian born, he was a violonist first who created his own gypsy band in the USA in 1930. He appeared in a few American films before moving to France, where he simultaneously carried out his different activities (musician, producer, actor, director). Cred­its (as actor): 1931 Carnaval / USA: Venetian Nights (Herbert Wilcox, USA); 1932 The Blue Danube (Her­bert Wilcox, USA); 1934 Antonia, Romance hongroise (Jean Boyer, also in English version: Temptation, Max Neufeld); Les Nuits moscovites / USA: Moscow Nights (Alexis Granowsky); 1935 Juanita (also composer, Pierre Caron, also in English version: Gypsy Melody, Edmond T. Gréville). He also wrote La Maison du Printemps (Jacques Daroy, 1950).
1940 ◘ Le Danube bleu (also producer, actor; co-director with Emile-Edwin Reinert)
1948 ◘ Cargaison clandestine (also screenwriter, producer, actor, composer)
1951 ◘ Boîte de Nuit / USA: Hotbed of Sin (also screenwriter, producer, actor, composer)
1953 ◘ Tourbillon (also screenwriter, actor)
        ◘ Un Déjeuner d'Amour (short; also actor, composer)
        ◘ C'est la Vie parisienne (also producer, actor)
        ◘ La Môme Pigalle / USA: The Maiden (also producer, actor)
1958 ◘ La Fille de Feu / UK and USA: Fire in the Flesh (also producer)
1959 ◘ Visa pour l'Enfer (also producer)
1962 ◘ Dossier 1413 / USA: Secret File 1413

Encyclopedia of French film directors . . 2011.

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