- Versini, André
- (November 23, 1923, Saint-Mandé, Val-de-Marne, France - December 8, 1966, Paris, France)He was above all a fine character actor seen in a few plays and about thirty movies (from 1947 Troisième Cheminée à gauche, Jean Mineur, to his last film as director, 1964 Voir Venise et . . . crever). He was the author of the original idea of Le Couteau dans la Plaie / Il coltello nella piaga / La terza dimensione / USA: Five Miles to Midnight (Anatole Litvak, France / Italy, 1962) and the original story of L'Intrépide (Jean Girault, 1975). He also wrote the screenplay and the dialogue of L'Inconnue de Hong Kong / USA: Stranger from Hong Kong (Jacques Poitrenaud). He prematurely died of leukemia at age forty-three. He was married to Italian actress Vanna Urbino (b. 1929).Filmography1962 ◘ Horace 62 / Un appuntamento per uccidere / La terribile notte / USA: The Fabiani Affair (also screenwriter, co-adapter; France / Italy)1964 ◘ Voir Venise et crever / La spia che venne dall'ovest / Mord am Canale Grande / UK: Mission to Die / USA: Mission to Venise (also actor; France / Italy / West Germany)Television Filmography1967 ◘ Rue barrée (26 X 13'; also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.