- Dupé, Gilbert
- (August 30, 1900, Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France - July 23, 1986, Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France)His ancestors were peasants, soldiers, and sailors. The son of a horticulturist and landscape gardener, he started his working life drawing ships for the shipyards of Loire. He also was chief editor of a regional review and published poems, short stories, and critical essays. Having settled in Paris, he became a successful novelist. Many of his books were brought to the screen (1945 La Ferme du Pendu, Jean Dréville; 1947 Le Bateau à Soupe, Maurice Gleize; Le Village perdu, Christian Stengel; 1948 La Figure de Proue, Christian Stengel; 1956 La Foire aux Femmes / USA: Tides of Passion, Jean Stelli).Filmography1953 ◘ Tempête sur les Mauvent / Malaire (co-director with Alejandro Perla; also author of original novel, producer; France / Spain)
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