- Sauvage, André
- (July 12, 1891, Bordeaux, Gironde, France - November 6, 1975, Paris, France)The son of wealthy oil and wine merchants, he was educated by Jesuits. He wrote his first play at age seventeen, played piano, and sang in brothels. When his father died, he had to give up his literary studies to earn his living as a commercial traveler and accountant. He moved to Paris in 1917 and was hired as a bank clerk by Rotschild. He authored poems, plays, and novels (notably La Nouvelle Julie, 1927) and met poets Max Jacob and Robert Desnos. Elie Faure encouraged him to paint, but he finally opted for cinema.Filmography1923 ◘ L'Ascension du Grépon (documentary; co-director with Georges Tairraz)◘ Le Portrait de la Grèce (documentary; also producer)◘ Edouard Goerg à Cély (documentary)◘ Etudes sur Paris (documentary; five shorts: "Paris Port", "Nord Sud", "Les Îles de Paris", "La Petite Ceinture", "De la Tour Saint-Jacques à la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève")◘ Pivoine (unreleased)◘ Bibendum (documentary)◘ La Rue du Pré-aux-Clercs (documentary; also producer)1934 ◘ La Croisière jaune (documentary; co-director with Léon Poirier; shot in 1931)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.