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  • A Day in the Country

  • Boudu Saved from Drowning

  • Touchez Pas au Grisbi

  • Casque D'Or

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Jacques Becker Biography

  • Profession: Director, Screenwriter, First Assistant Director
  • Born: Sep 15, 1906
  • Died: Feb 21, 1960

An assistant to [[Performer~P107981~Jean Renoir~jeanrenoir]] in the 1930s, Becker co-directed the short [[Feature~V164426~Le Commissaire Est Bon Enfant~commissairesanantonio]] with [[Performer~P107058~Pierre Prevert~pierreprevert]] in 1934. The following year he helmed the five-reel [[Feature~V167740~Tete De Turc~teteatete]], which he later disowned, and in 1939 began [[Feature~V151242~L'Or De Cristobal~cristobalcolondeoficiodescubridor]], which was completed and signed by [[Performer~P112658~Jean Stelli~jeanstelli]]. Thus, Becker's career officially begins in 1942 with [[Feature~V150804~Dernier Atout~dernieratout]]. Over the next two decades he directed and co-scripted a dozen more films, most notably the classic [[Feature~V86803~Casque D'Or~casquedor]], as well as the romantic dramas [[Feature~V83807~Antoine Et Antoinette~antoineetantoinette]] and [[Feature~V145006~Edouard Et Caroline~edouardetcaroline]], the crime film [[Feature~V132731~Touchez Pas Au Grisbi~touchezpasaugrisbi]] (aka [[Feature~V132731~Grisbi~touchezpasaugrisbi]]), and the prisonbreak tale [[Feature~V104018~Le Trou~letrou]] (The Hole). ~ Rovi

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