Marc Allégret was more than
the director of some 60 films - he was also the greatest talent-finder
in the French film industry.
He was the first to launch such future stars as Raimu, Fernandel, Simone Simon, Michèle Morgan, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Jean-Louis Barrautl, Gérard Philipe, Danièle Delorme, Odette Joyeux, Roger Vadim... and even Brigitte Bardot.
His films include such masterpieces as Fanny, Lac aux dames, Sous les yeux d'occident, Gribouille, Entrée des artistes, La Petite du quai aux fleurs.
His life was like a fairy tale.
With the backing of André Gide, he frequented the artistic circles of
the 20s, which boasted such luminaries as Cocteau, Man Ray and Picasso.
A film director in the early years of the talkies, he quickly embraced the new dimensions of the seventh art. His career extended to the 60s with a series of elegant, sensitive and technically polished films.
Along with Roger Vadim, his spiritual son, he secured an artistic continuity which would allow him to continue his career until the advent of the New Wave.
Author of "Marc Allégret, découvreur de stars, sous les yeux d'André Gide"