- Dieudonné, Albert
- (November 26, 1889, Paris, France - March 19, 1976, Paris, France)The nephew of stage actor Alphonse Dieudonné, he was the pupil of Paul Mounet at the Paris Dramatic Art Conservatory and started out at age nineteen at the Théâtre des Arts. From 1908 (L'Assassinat du Duc de Guise / USA: The Assassination of the Duke de Guise, André Calmettes ) to 1942 (Notre-Dame de Paris, short, René Hervouin), he played in about thirty movies and remained the unforgettable Abel Gance's Napoléon (1927 Napoléon / Napoléon vu par Abel Gance / USA: Napoleon / Abel Gance's Napoleon; 1934 Napoléon Bonaparte / Napoléon Bonaparte, vu et entendu par Abel Gance, abridged sound version of previous Napoleon). He portrayed the French emperor once again in Madame sans-Gêne (Roger Richebé, 1941). He also wrote several movies (1917 Les Chacals, as co-screenwriter only, André Hugon; Angoisse, as co-screenwriter only, André Hugon; 1936 La Garçonne, also producer, Jean de Limur; 1940 L'Homme du Niger / USA: Forbidden Love, Jacques de Baroncelli; 1943 Le Brigand Gentilhomme, as co-screenwriter, co-adapter, Emile Couzinet) and authored novels (Le Tsar Napoléon; Moi l'Empereur; Régime sec; Je te hais). One of them was brought to the screen by René Hervil in 1930 (La Douceur d'aimer).Filmography1917 ◘ La Gloire rouge (also original play, screenwriter, adapter)◘ Sous la Griffe (also screenwriter, actor)1921 ◘ Son Crime (also original play, screenwriter, adapter)◘ Humanité (unconfirmed)1927 ◘ Une Vie sans joie / Catherine / USA: Backbiters (co-director with Jean Renoir; shot in 1924)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.