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Full Name  Pierre Cohen
Name  Pierre Chenal
Years active  1929–1985

Other names  Dave Young
Role  Director
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Born  December 5, 1904Brussels, Belgium
Died  December 23, 1990, Paris, France
Spouse  Florence Marly (m. 1937–1955)
Movies  Le Dernier Tournant, The Alibi, Native Son, Devil and the Angel, A Real Man
Similar People  Florence Marly, Charles Spaak, Michel Simon, Francisco Petrone, Guillermo Battaglia

Occupation  Director, Screenwriter

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Pierre Chenal ([ʃənal]; December 5, 1904 – December 23, 1990) was a French director and screenwriter who flourished in the 1930s. He was married from 1937 – 1955 to Florence Marly (2 June 1919 – 9 November 1978), a Czech-born French film actress.


Michel Legrand : Rafles sur la ville (film de Pierre Chenal)


Chenal was best known for film noir thrillers such as the 1937 film L'Alibi, where he worked with Erich von Stroheim and Louis Jouvet. In 1939 he made Le Dernier Tournant, the first of many film treatments of James M. Cain's celebrated novel, The Postman Always Rings Twice.

Chenal was Jewish and was forced in 1942 to flee occupied France with his wife, French actress Florence Marly, for South America. He made a number of films while living in Argentina and more in France after the war; but his post-war work never achieved the success and popularity of his pre-war efforts.


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