- Thomas, Robert
- (September 28, l927, Gap, Hautes-Alpes, France - January 3, l989, Paris, France)A former stage actor, he wrote successful plays that were a mixture of comedy and suspense (l960 Piège pour un Homme seul; 1961 Huit Femmes, adapted by François Ozon in 2002; 1964 Le Deuxième Coup de Feu; 1965 Les Assassins associés; 1966 La Perruche et le Poulet).An occasional screenwriter (1960 La Nuit des Suspectes, Victor Merenda, shot in 1957; 1961 Pleins Feux sur l'Assassin, dialogist only, Georges Franju; 1964 Gibraltar / Spionaggio a Gibilterra / Mision en el estrecho / USA: The Spy, dialogist only, Pierre Gaspard-Huit, France / Italy / Spain; 1973 La Belle Affaire, as co-screenwriter, Jacques Besnard; 1974 Le Plumard en Folie / Le Lit / UK: Bedmania / USA: Le Lit . . . Ze Bawdy Bed, Jacques Lem, France / Canada), he directed a handful of comedies.Filmography1964 ◘ La Bonne Soupe / La pappa reale / UK and USA: Careless Love (also screenwriter, adapter, dialogist; France / Italy)◘ Patate / L'amico di famiglia / USA: Friend of the Family (also co-screenwriter, adapter, dialogist, actor; France / Italy)1978 ◘ Freddy (also author of original idea, screenwriter, adapter, dialogist, actor)◘ Mon Curé chez les Nudistes (also screenwriter, dialogist)◘ Mon Curé chez les Thaïlandaises (also screenwriter, dialogist)◘ Les Brésiliennes du Bois de Boulogne (also screenwriter, dialogist)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.