- Blondy, Pierre
- (July 24, 1910, Paris, France - November 15, 1970, Paris, France)Seen as an actor in La Vie miraculeuse de Thérèse Martin (Julien Duvivier, 1929), he was an assistant director (1936 Jenny, Marcel Carné; 1937 L'Alibi, Pierre Chenal; 1938 Hôtel du Nord, Marcel Carné; 1939 Le Jour se lève / USA: Daybreak, Marcel Carné; 1941 Le Pavillon brûle, Jacques de Baroncelli; 1945 Les Enfants du Paradis / USA: Children of Paradise two episodes: "Le Boulevard du Crime", "L'Homme blanc", Marcel Carné, shot in 1943-1944) for ten years before trying his luck as a filmmaker. After directing one feature film and several shorts, he resumed his assistant career (1953 Quand tu liras cette Lettre / Labbra proibite, Jean-Pierre Melville, France / Italy; Julietta, Marc Allégret; 1954 L'Air de paris / Aria di Parigi, Marcel Carné, France / Italy; 1958 Premier Mai / Le Père et l'Enfant / Festa di maggio / USA: Premier May / The First Day of May, Luis Saslavsky, France / Italy). Other credit (as general manager): 1937 La Grande Illusion / USA: The Grand Illusion (Jean Renoir).Filmography◘ Fils de France◘ Boîte de Nuit (short)◘ Bal Musette (short)Crime à la Clinique (short)Crime au Bal Musette (short)Drôle de Crime (short)Quatre Cent Treize (short)◘ Un Duel à Mort (short)◘ Champions Juniors (short)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.