- Wheeler, René
- (February 8, 1912, Paris, France-December II, 2000, Equemonville, Calvados, France - )Above all a screenwriter, he met Noël-Noël on the set of Moutonnet (René Sti, 1936), in which they played and became his co-author (1938 L'Innocent / USA: Bouquets from Nicholas, Maurice Cammage; 1940 La Famille Duraton, also production manager, Christian Stengel; La Cage aux Rossignols / UK and USA: A Cage of Nightingales, Jean Dréville). From 1938 to 1970, he wrote or co-wrote screenplays and dialogues of about forty films, including Le Mariage de Chiffon (Claude Autant-Lara, 1942), Jour de Fête / UK: Holiday / USA: The Big Day (Jacques Tati, shot in 1947), Fanfan la Tulipe / UK: Soldier of Love / USA: Fan-Fan the Tulip (Christian-Jaque, France / Italy), and Du Rififi chez les Hommes / Rififi (Jules Dassin, France / Italy).Filmography1950 ◘ Premières Armes / USA: The Winner's Circle (also screenwriter, adapter, dialogist)1954 ◘ Châteaux en Espagne / El torero / USA: Castle in Spain (also adapter, dialogist; France / Spain)1960 ◘ Vers l'Extase (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.