French Actor

Charles Vanel

  • Aug 21, 1892 - Apr 15, 1989 (age 96)
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1989
Charles Vanel
PersonalApril 1989

Charles Vanel

Charles Vanel passed away.
1987
Si le soleil ne revenait pas
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MovieSep 3, 1987

Si le soleil ne revenait pas

In a mountainside village, …
In a mountainside village, where the sun never shines in winter, the old prophet Anzevui announces that, in this year 1937, war will break out and the sun will never shine again. The village is divided into two camps: those who resign themselves to the news, such as Arlettaz who drowns his sorrow in alcohol, and those who keep the torch of hope alight, such as Cyprien who sets out to find the sun. He returns exhausted but a young girl, Isabelle, takes up his struggle, followed by other villagers who have not lost hope. They will greet the rising sun which the dying Anzevui will never see.
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1982
Otototoï
MovieNov 5, 1982

Otototoï

Otototoï released.
1981
Three Brothers
MovieMar 19, 1981

Three Brothers

In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her …
In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a correctional institute for boys; from Turin, Nicola, a factory worker involved in labor disputes. Once home, each encounters the past and engages in reveries of what may come: Raffaele imagines his death, Rocco dreams of lifting the youth of Naples out of violence, drugs, and corruption, Nicola pictures embracing his estranged wife. Meanwhile, the old man and his young granddaughter explore the rhythms of the farm and grieve together.
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La puce et le privé
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MovieMar 11, 1981

La puce et le privé

La puce et le privé released.
Best Supporting Actor
Award1981

Best Supporting Actor

Won award for "Three Brothers".
David Di Donatello
1980
Le mandarin
MovieMay 7, 1980

Le mandarin

Le mandarin released.
Le chemin perdu
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MovieJan 9, 1980

Le chemin perdu

While the Easter holidays are over, a young woman named …
While the Easter holidays are over, a young woman named Cécile and her brother Pierre return to the family home. There they meet their grandfather Léon, an old communist militant who has shaken Lenin's hand.
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1979
Award1979

Honorary César

Won Honorary César.
1977
Alice or the Last Escapade
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MovieJan 19, 1977

Alice or the Last Escapade

Alice Carol leaves her …
Alice Carol leaves her husband one rainy night, telling him that she does not love him anymore. She travels alone but when her windscreen breaks on a lonely road, she has to stop and seek help. She goes to a creepy manor and is welcomed by the owner, Henri Vergennes, and his butler, Colas. Alice is invited to spend the night in the house. The next morning, Alice can't find the two men from he previous night but finds her car surprisingly fixed. She tries to leave but cannot find the gate. She stops the car and walks around the wall trying to find an exit but becomes increasingly worried with what she finds.
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1976
Golden Night
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MovieOct 1, 1976

Golden Night

After his family tries to kill him and he has been pronounced …
After his family tries to kill him and he has been pronounced dead, Michel returns to vex them. He presents each one with a voodoo doll, warning of their fate.
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Illustrious Corpses
MovieFeb 12, 1976

Illustrious Corpses

A detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the …
A detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation he discovers a complot that involves the Italian Communist Party
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Es herrscht Ruhe im Land
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MovieJan 16, 1976

Es herrscht Ruhe im Land

Es herrscht Ruhe im Land released.
1975
Sept morts sur ordonnance
MovieDec 3, 1975

Sept morts sur ordonnance

Dr. Brézé and his sons, all …
Dr. Brézé and his sons, all surgeons with limited abilities fight any competition on their sector with all means. Especially a well-known operating surgeon Pierre Losseray, which wants to operate again after a cardiac infarct and a longer recovery break. Night for night he is terrorized by the old Brézé with calls, being accused by him of the murder of patients, threatens with measures of the physician chamber.
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1974
Le juge et son bourreau
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MovieNov 8, 1974

Le juge et son bourreau

The body of a young man in …
The body of a young man in a dress suit is found on a country road by Lake Biel in Switzerland. The victim happens to be none other than Schmied, the new police inspector who had just been ...
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1973
Le reflet dans la mer
MovieMar 28, 1973

Le reflet dans la mer

Le reflet dans la mer released.
1972
Gang War in Naples
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MovieAug 25, 1972

Gang War in Naples

The fast career of a young Neapolitan among …
The fast career of a young Neapolitan among contraband, gambling dens, bribes and illegality. He will upgrade its rank till the maximum level of the "Family".
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Le père Goriot
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MovieMar 9, 1972

Le père Goriot

The play opens with an description of a boarding house in …
The play opens with an description of a boarding house in Paris.in which, the young Rastignac, being for high society,is fined with Goriot,who bankrupts himself to support his two well-married daughters but be rejected by them eventually.
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1970
Ils
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MovieNov 18, 1970

Ils

A young painter becomes increasingly hostile and …
A young painter becomes increasingly hostile and confrontational after the death of his father. He eventually finds a friend in an aging scientist who is working on a strange experiment.
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1969
Ballade pour un chien
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MovieFeb 11, 1969

Ballade pour un chien

Ballade pour un chien released.
1968
La séparation
MovieSep 17, 1968

La séparation

La séparation released.
1967
Shock Troops
MovieApr 5, 1967

Shock Troops

A French resistance group liberates some prisoners from the …
A French resistance group liberates some prisoners from the German. Could one of the prisoners be a spy?
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L'Arlésienne
MovieJan 1, 1967

L'Arlésienne

L'arlésienne is a 1967 film directed by Pierre Badel.
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1963
Magnet of Doom
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MovieSep 25, 1963

Magnet of Doom

Broke French ex-paratrooper turned amateur boxer Michel …
Broke French ex-paratrooper turned amateur boxer Michel Maudet becomes bodyguard for the fugitive corrupt banker Ferchaux.
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A King Without Distraction
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MovieAug 30, 1963

A King Without Distraction

A policeman and a serial …
A policeman and a serial killer play cat and mouse in an isolated mountain village in Nineteenth century France.
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Symphonie pour un massacre
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MovieApr 23, 1963

Symphonie pour un massacre

Five men collaborate to buy …
Five men collaborate to buy drugs, but one steals the money and all the rest are killed as they make mistakes.
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1962
La steppa
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MovieJun 1, 1962

La steppa

In 19th century Russia, an 8 year-old boy is sent from his home …
In 19th century Russia, an 8 year-old boy is sent from his home village to the big city to go to school. On his long way there, he gets to witness the often harsh realities of life in the steppe. Based on allegorical novel by Chekhov.
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1961
Tintin and the Golden Fleece
MovieDec 6, 1961

Tintin and the Golden Fleece

The first movie based on …
The first movie based on Hergé's character Tintin begins when Temistocle Paparanic, an old friend of Captain Haddock, dies and he inherits Paparanic's ship, "La Toison d'or" or "The Golden Fleece". Tintin and Haddock travel to Istanbul to collect it, only to find that its a worthless-looking wreck. However, soon a certain Anton Karabine offers him 600,000 pounds for it. When Haddock refuses to sell, he's nearly killed. After a while, the truth comes out: Paparanic and his crew led a coup in Tetaragua, a small Latin-American country. After ruling the country for three years, Paparanic left with the gold of the National Bank, and now his old shipmates are to trying get hold of it.
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1960
On roule à deux
MovieDec 24, 1960

On roule à deux

On roule à deux released.
The Truth
MovieNov 2, 1960

The Truth

Dominique Marceau is on trial for the murder of Gilbert Tellier. …
Dominique Marceau is on trial for the murder of Gilbert Tellier. The counsels duel relentlessly, elaborating explanations for why the pretty, idle and fickle girl killed the talented and ambitious conductor freshly graduated from the conservatory. Was it passion, vengeance, desperation, an accident? The acquaintances of Gilbert testify, as well as Dominique's former lovers, and her sister, Annie, the studious violin player engaged to Gilbert. The evidence they give progressively paints a more finely-shaded picture of the personalities of Dominique and Gilbert, and of their relationship, than the eloquent and convincing justifications of the counsels.
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1959
Pêcheur d'Islande
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MovieJun 24, 1959

Pêcheur d'Islande

Pêcheur d'Islande is a 1959 adventure drama romance …
Pêcheur d'Islande is a 1959 adventure drama romance film written by Pierre Schoendoerffer, André Tabet and directed by Pierre Schoendoerffer.
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La valse du gorille
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MovieMay 1, 1959

La valse du gorille

La valse du gorille released.
1958
No Escape
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MovieJun 25, 1958

No Escape

A man and his daughter-in-law run a small hotel. When he finds …
A man and his daughter-in-law run a small hotel. When he finds out that his daughter's lover is on the run from the police, he tries to blackmail her. Enraged, she attacks and kills him. Now she and her lover must come up with a plan to get rid of the body and divert any suspicion away from her.
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1957
Les suspects
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MovieAug 21, 1957

Les suspects

Commissaire Perrache, the chief of the D.S.T., the French …
Commissaire Perrache, the chief of the D.S.T., the French domestic intelligence service, tries to neutralize a group of terrorists named the Partisans de la Métropole. He sends one of his ...
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1956
Death in the Garden
MovieSep 21, 1956

Death in the Garden

Chark, an adventurer comes to small village in the near of a …
Chark, an adventurer comes to small village in the near of a gold digger's camp. He is arrested by the local police, who accuse him of having comitted a bank robbery in a neighoured town. The police also confiscate the gold mine for the state, due to this the gold diggers start an revolution, but it is beaten. Chark, Father Lizzardi, Castin and his daugher and Djin, a whore to whom castin is in love are fleeing into the jungle. where they start to fight for their lifes.
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1955
To Catch a Thief
MovieAug 2, 1955

To Catch a Thief

A retired jewel thief sets out to prove his innocence after …
A retired jewel thief sets out to prove his innocence after being suspected of returning to his former occupation.
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Diabolique
MovieJan 29, 1955

Diabolique

The wife and mistress of a loathed school principal hatch a plan …
The wife and mistress of a loathed school principal hatch a plan to murder him while having the perfect alibi. They carry out the plan...but then his body disappears.
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1954
On Trial
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MovieJun 4, 1954

On Trial

In this legal drama, told in flashbacks, the son of a …
In this legal drama, told in flashbacks, the son of a judge, who had sentenced a man who may be innocent to 17 years in prison, tries to investigate the mysterious case.
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Maddalena
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MovieMar 16, 1954

Maddalena

The story takes plays during the annual Good Friday pageant …
The story takes plays during the annual Good Friday pageant in a tiny Italian village. Local priest Don Vincenzo faces a crisis when the girl selected to play the Virgin Mary shows up pregnant. This turn of events is beneficial to business mogul Lamberti, who has been seeking out a way to discredit Don Vincenzo in the eyes of the villagers. Adding to the priest's headaches are the "stage parents" of the many applicants for the role of the Blessed Virgin. In desperation, Don Vincenzo decides to hire an outsider for the role -- ample opportunity for the villainous Lamberti to bring in a prostitute named Maddelena as the prime candidate. Through a series of unfortunate coincidences, poor Maddelena ends up as the tragic victim of mob rule and collective stupidity.
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Royal Affairs in Versailles
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MovieFeb 10, 1954

Royal Affairs in Versailles

The history of the palace of …
The history of the palace of Versailles from it's founding to the present.
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1953
The Wages of Fear
MovieApr 15, 1953

The Wages of Fear

In the South American jungle supplies of nitroglycerin are …
In the South American jungle supplies of nitroglycerin are needed at a remote oil field. The oil company pays four men to deliver the supplies in two trucks. A tense rivalry develops between the two sets of drivers and on the rough remote roads the slightest jolt can result in death.
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Best Actor
Award1953

Best Actor

Won award for "The Wages of Fear".
Cannes Film Festival Award
1950
The Fighting Men
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MovieNov 1, 1950

The Fighting Men

Saverio Luparello is the manager of Sicilian baron Occipinti's …
Saverio Luparello is the manager of Sicilian baron Occipinti's estate. The cunning greedy man intentionally lets the land turn into a wasteland, hoping that his employer, discouraged by its...
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1949
In the Name of the Law
MovieFeb 19, 1949

In the Name of the Law

A young, by-the-book judge …
A young, by-the-book judge is appointed to a Sicilian village controlled by corrupt leaders and the mafia.
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1944
The Woman Who Dared
MovieFeb 2, 1944

The Woman Who Dared

The wife of a mechanic and former fighter pilot falls in love with …
The wife of a mechanic and former fighter pilot falls in love with the idea of flying herself. This soon becomes an obsession and she undertakes a lofty feat: the longest solo flight ever made by a woman.
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1942
Les affaires sont les affaires
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MovieSep 10, 1942

Les affaires sont les affaires

Isidore Lechat is a ruthless …
Isidore Lechat is a ruthless self-made man whose money allows him to humiliate the others ,particularly a ruined noble:he wants his daughter to marry this marquis's son but the girl is in love with a young scientist .
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1938
S.O.S. Sahara
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MovieAug 17, 1938

S.O.S. Sahara

S.O.S. Sahara is a 1938 German drama film directed by …
S.O.S. Sahara is a 1938 German drama film directed by Jacques de Baroncelli and starring Charles Vanel, Jean-Pierre Aumont and Marta Labarr. The film was made in the French language, produced by the French subsidiary of the German studio UFA. It was shot on location in Algeria. The screenplay was based on a play Men Without a Past by Jean Martet. Martet's credit was removed from the film during the Nazi occupation of France, and he later brought a court case against UFA establishing his rights to the film.
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1936
La belle équipe
MovieSep 15, 1936

La belle équipe

Five unemployed penniless workers win 100,000 Francs …
Five unemployed penniless workers win 100,000 Francs with the national lottery. Instead of sharing the money, they buy a ruin and build an open-air cafe. But difficulties come to split their friendly group apart.
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1935
Flight Into Darkness
MovieOct 22, 1935

Flight Into Darkness

Charles Vanel and Annabella star respectively as a daring WW …
Charles Vanel and Annabella star respectively as a daring WW I aviator and his loving but neglected wife. Ostracized by the other pilots because of his recklessness and standoffishness, ...
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1934
Les Misérables
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MovieFeb 3, 1934

Les Misérables

The lives of numerous people over the course of 20 years in …
The lives of numerous people over the course of 20 years in 19th century France, weaved together by the story of an ex-convict named Jean Valjean on the run from an obsessive police inspector, who pursues him for only a minor offense.
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1932
Daïnah la métisse
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MovieAug 19, 1932

Daïnah la métisse

Shades of Othello loom in this engrossing exploration of …
Shades of Othello loom in this engrossing exploration of class, race, and murder set on an ocean liner. Young Dainah encounters an engineer on board who mistakes pleasantries for flirtation. When she disappears the next day, suspicion spreads not only to the engineer but also to Dainah's husband. Forward-thinking and absorbing.
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Wooden Crosses
MovieMar 17, 1932

Wooden Crosses

World War 1 begins and a young man enlists to fight for his …
World War 1 begins and a young man enlists to fight for his country.
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1892
Charles Vanel
BirthAugust 1892

Charles Vanel

Charles Vanel was born.
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