- Allégret, Yves
- (October 13, 1905, Asnières, France - January 31, 1987, Jouars-Ponchartrain, Yve-lines, France)In 1929, when the cinema began to talk, he was hired by producer Pierre Braunberger in order to supervise the installation of sound on Billancourt Studios. After co-directing a commercial with screenwriter Jean Aurenche and future playwright Jean Anouilh, he became an assistant director notably to his brother Marc (1931 Les Amours de Minuit, co-director with Augusto Genina; Mam'zelle Nitouche; 1932 Fanny; 1934 Lac aux Dames; Sans Famille; 1935 Les Beaux Jours; 1936 Sous les Yeux d'Occident / Razumov Les Amants terribles) and Jean Renoir (1931 La Chienne; 1936 Une Partie de Campagne / UK and USA: A Day in the Country). He also was a costume designer (1933 Ciboulette, Claude Autant-Lara), a production manager (1937 Forfaiture, Marcel L'Herbier), and a co-screenwriter (1937 Vous n'avez rien à déclarer? / USA: Confessions of a Newlywed, Léo Joannon; 1938 Le Dompteur, Pierre Colombier; 1940 L'Emigrante, Léo Joannon). His short Jeunes Filles de France was presented at the 1939 New York World's Fair under the title The Girls of France. From 1944 to 1949, he was married to actress Simone Signoret (1921-1985). Their daughter is also an actress, Catherine Allégret (born in 1946).Filmography◘ La Pomme de Terre: Prix et Profits (documentary; short; also screenwriter, author of commentary)◘ Teneriffe (short; documentary; also producer)◘ Le Gagnant (short)◘ Amour et Automobile (short)1937 ◘ L'Ardèche (documentary; short)1939 ◘ Les Usines Ford à Poissy (documentary; unfinished)◘ Leunes Filles de France / USA: The Girls of France (documentary; short)1940 ◘ La Roue tourne (unfinished)◘ Tobie est un Ange (unreleased)1943 ◘ Les Deux Timides (as Yves Champlain; shot in 1941)1945 ◘ La Boîte aux Rêves (Jean Choux began to shoot the movie; also co-screenwriter, adapter; shot in 1943)1946 ◘ Les Démons de l'Aube◘ Dédée d'Anvers / USA: Dedee / Woman of Antwerp (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter)◘ Une si jolie petite Plage / USA: Riptide / Such a Pretty Little Beach◘ Manèges / UK and USA: The Cheat / The Wanton◘ Les Miracles n'ont lieu qu'une Fois / I miracoli non si ripetono (France / Italy)◘ Nez de Cuir / Naso di cuoio / Gentiluomo d'amore (France / Italy)◘ Les Sept Péchés capitaux / I sette peccati capitali / UK and USA: The Seven Deadly Sins (segment "La Luxure / Lust"; France / Italy)◘ La Jeune Folle / USA: Desperate Decision / Revenge at Daybreak◘ Les Orgueilleux / The Proud Ones / The Proud and the Beautiful (also co-screenwriter; France / Mexico)◘ Mam'zelle Nitouche / Santarellina / UK: Oh No, Mam'zelle (also co-screenwriter; France / Italy)1955 ◘ Oasis / Oase (France / West Germany; shot in 1953-1954)1956 ◘ La Meilleure Part / Gli anni che non ritornano (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter; France / Italy)1957 ◘ Méfiez-vous, Fillettes / USA: Young Girls Beware◘ Quand la Femme s'en mêle / Godot / Die Killer lassen bitten / UK: Send a Woman When the Devil Fails / US TV: When a Woman Meddles (France / Italy / West Germany)◘ La Fille de Hambourg / UK and USA: Port of Desire (also co-screenwriter)◘ L'Ambitieuse / The Restless and the Damned / USA: The Ambitious One / US TV: The Climbers (France / Australia / Italy)1960 ◘ Chien de Pique (also co-adapter, co-dialogist)1963 ◘ Germinal / La furia degli uomini (France / Italy / Hungary)1965 ◘ Konga Yo / Terreur sur la Savane (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter; France / Congo; shot in 1961)1968 ◘ Johnny Banco / Johnny Banco—geliebter Tau-genichts / USA: Johnny Banco (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter; France / Italy / West Germany; shot in 1966)1970 ◘ L'Invasion / L'invasione (France / Italy)1976 ◘ Orzowei, il figlio della savana (Italy / France; shot in 1973)◘ Mords pas, on t'aimeTelevision Filmography1967 ◘ Max le Débonnaire (episode "De quoi j'me mêle")1973 ◘ Graine d'Ortie (13 X 26')1979 ◘ Les Enquêtes du Commissaire Maigret (episodes "Maigret et le Fou de Bergerac",Maigret et l'Indicateur")1981 ◘ Les Enquêtes du Commissaire Maigret (episodes "Le Pendu de Saint-Phollien", "Une Confidence de Maigret")
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.