- Blanche, Francis
- (July 21, 1921, Paris, France - July 6, 1974, Paris, France)The son of actor Louis Blanche (1882-1960), he started out as a chansonnier at age seventeen. An outstanding music hall and radio entertainer, he co-authored with Pierre Dac the cult radio serials Signé Furax and Malheur aux Barbus. Unfortunately, his acting career was wasted by unimaginative filmmakers. From 1942 (Frédérica, Jean Boyer) to 1974 (Un linceul n'a pas de Poche, Jean-Pierre Mocky), he played in about 120 movies, mostly lowbrow comedies. He wrote several screenplays (1948 L'Assassin est à l'Ecoute, as co-screenwriter, also co-dialogist, actor, Raoul André; 1951 Une Fille à croquer, also dialogist, Raoul André; 1954 Faites-moi Confiance, also adapter, dialogist, Gilles Grangier) and authored dialogues (1954 Ah! Les Belles Bacchantes / USA: Peek-a-Boo, Jean Laviron; 1973 La Grande Bouffe / La grande abbuffata / UK: Blow-Out / UK DVD: Blow Out / USA: The Big Feast / The Grande Bouffe, Marco Ferreri, France / Italy).Filmography1962 ◘ Tartarin de Tarascon (supervised by Raoul André; also co-screenwriter, co-adapter)
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