- Dekobra, Maurice
- (Maurice Charles Tessier / May 26, 1888, Paris, France - June 4, 1973, Paris, France)A former reporter, translator (Daniel Defoe, Mark Twain, and Jack London), and novelist (since 1912), he collaborated as a screenwriter on several movies (1939 Quartier Latin, Christian Chamborant; 1951 Sérénade au Bourreau, as author of original novel, co-screenwriter, co-adapter; 1953 Opération Magali, as author of original novel, co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist; 1955 Soupçons, as author of original novel, co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist, Pierre Billon). Some of his other novels were brought to the screen, notably, La Madone des Sleepings (two versions: 1927 La Madone des Sleepings / USA: Madonna of the Sleeping Cars, Marco de Gastyne, Maurice Gleize; 1955 La Madone des Sleepings, Henri Diamant-Berger) and Macao, l'Enfer du Jeu / USA: Gambling Hell / Mask of Korea (Jean Delannoy, 1942).Filmography1954 ◘ La Rafle est pour ce Soir (also screenwriter, adapter, dialogist)
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