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Michel Simon

  • Apr 09, 1895 - May 30, 1975 (age 80)
  • 5' 10" (1.78 m)
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1975
Michel Simon
PersonalMay 1975

Michel Simon

Michel Simon passed away.
L'Ibis rouge
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MovieMay 21, 1975

L'Ibis rouge

L'Ibis rouge released.
1972
The Most Wonderful Evening of My Life
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MovieDec 21, 1972

The Most Wonderful Evening of My Life

A salesman chasing by car a …
A salesman chasing by car a beautiful female biker in order to flirt finds a castle where he is accused in a game trial for murder.
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1971
Blanche
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MovieOct 1, 1971

Blanche

Blanche is the young, pure, beautiful wife of the Master …
Blanche is the young, pure, beautiful wife of the Master of the castle, in a secluded land. Every man is in love with her, including the King and his servant Bartolomeo, visiting the Master.
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1967
The Two of Us
MovieMar 11, 1967

The Two of Us

In Nazi-occupied France, a Jewish child is sent away from his …
In Nazi-occupied France, a Jewish child is sent away from his family and conceals his religious affiliation from the anti-Semitic elderly man that takes care of him.
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1964
Cyrano et d'Artagnan
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MovieSep 25, 1964

Cyrano et d'Artagnan

Duelist and poet Cyrano de Bergerac and musketeer …
Duelist and poet Cyrano de Bergerac and musketeer d'Artagnan meet and team up to stop the conspiracy against King Louis XIII of France.
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The Train
MovieSep 22, 1964

The Train

The Train is a 1964 American war film directed by John …
The Train is a 1964 American war film directed by John Frankenheimer. Its screenplay—written by Franklin Coen, Frank Davis, and Walter Bernstein—is loosely based on the non-fiction book Le front de l'art by Rose Valland, who documented the works of art placed in storage that had been looted by the Germans from museums and private art collections. Arthur Penn was The Train's original director, but was replaced by Frankenheimer three days after filming had begun.
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1962
The Devil and the Ten Commandments
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MovieSep 14, 1962

The Devil and the Ten Commandments

1) Jerôme Chambard, a …
1) Jerôme Chambard, a retired man, taken in by nuns in a convent, swears like a trooper. 2) Françoise takes a lover because he has promised her a diamond necklace. 3) Denis, a seminarist, decides to renounce his vows to avenge his sister. 4) God in person lands at a remote farm and works miracles there. 5) Pierre learns that his mother is not his mother, but a famous actress. 6) Didier, a bank clerk, teams up with a bank thief after being fired by the manager 7) Jerôme Chambard is invited to Sunday lunch by his friend the bishop and by dint of drinking to their friendship the holy man cannot remember the ten commandments anymore
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1960
Candide
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MovieDec 16, 1960

Candide

Based on the classic novel "Candide" by Voltaire, but set …
Based on the classic novel "Candide" by Voltaire, but set in the World War II era. In this story, Candide, a young Westphalian born in the castle of Thunder-ten-tronckh, is driven out of ...
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Austerlitz
MovieJun 17, 1960

Austerlitz

Another of Napoleon's adventures in this epic reconstruction of …
Another of Napoleon's adventures in this epic reconstruction of the battle of Austerlitz, where he had the greatest victory of his career, over the Russians.
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1959
The Head
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MovieJul 24, 1959

The Head

A scientist invents a serum that keeps a dog's head alive …
A scientist invents a serum that keeps a dog's head alive after its body dies. When the scientist dies of a heart attack, his crazed assistant cuts off his head and, using the serum, keeps the doctor's head alive and forces it to help him on an experiment to give his hunchbacked nurse assistant a new body.
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1958
It Happened in Broad Daylight
MovieJun 9, 1958

It Happened in Broad Daylight

Having doubts about the guilt …
Having doubts about the guilt of the obvious suspect in the murder of an eight year old girl, a police detective decides to investigate the case on his own.
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1956
Mémoires d'un flic
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MovieJan 27, 1956

Mémoires d'un flic

Captain Dominique is at the head of Marseille crime squad.His …
Captain Dominique is at the head of Marseille crime squad.His son,Gérard, meets again a friend of his army days,Fred,who is part of a gang of racketeers .The father warns his son against Fred's bad influence ,but to no avail.He also tries to put Fred back on the straight and narrow.Meanwhile ,the racketeers go on fleecing the cafes and the nightclubs ,and does not shrink from murdering.After killing one of his accomplices, Fred is pursued by a gangster and meets a tragic end.
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1955
L'impossible Monsieur Pipelet
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MovieJul 26, 1955

L'impossible Monsieur Pipelet

Maurice Martin takes care of …
Maurice Martin takes care of the concierge's lodge he has with his wife, the amiable Germaine.
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1954
The Anatomy of Love
MovieMar 16, 1954

The Anatomy of Love

A five-part compilation film. in "The Baby," a poverty-ridden …
A five-part compilation film. in "The Baby," a poverty-ridden couple with children decides that their recently-born child is too much and they decide to leave him him in a church for ...
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L'étrange désir de Monsieur Bard
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MovieJan 4, 1954

L'étrange désir de Monsieur Bard

A terminally ill Mr. Bard, a …
A terminally ill Mr. Bard, a casino bus driver forced to quit his job, miraculously wins a fortune playing roulette. Instantly becoming a millionaire, he wants to fulfill his life's dream: to become a father. This plan is opposed by his greedy relatives who would go any low to take this money away from him. They are being led by a small-time crook. Mr. Bard's natural shyness and good heart lead him to the journey of self-exploration and finding his true love.
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1953
Saadia
MovieDec 1, 1953

Saadia

Saadia is a wild, strange Arabian girl whose life has been …
Saadia is a wild, strange Arabian girl whose life has been dominated by a local sorceress, a vengeful outcast in the community, who has convinced her she has the "evil eye" and brings ...
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La vie d'un honnête homme
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MovieFeb 18, 1953

La vie d'un honnête homme

Albert Ménard-Lacoste is a …
Albert Ménard-Lacoste is a despicable mean stingy bourgeois who lives with his missus and his offspring.In his mind ,he is an honest man .Enter his twin,Alain ,who is the opposite of his brother:he's been away for a long time,he's a semi-hobo,he has traveled around the world .Albert was so ashamed of his sibling he told his wife he was dead. Will the prodigal brother settle everything ?Thanks to Alain ,will Albert change , be a true honest man,and fall in love again with his spouse?
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1952
Monsieur Taxi
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MovieSep 3, 1952

Monsieur Taxi

Pierre Verger is a quick-tempered Paris taxi driver (excuse the …
Pierre Verger is a quick-tempered Paris taxi driver (excuse the pleonasm!). On the other hand , he is a good family man concerned about his nearest and dearest. Married to Hélène, he has two children, Georges, a journalist and womanizer, and Jacqueline, a seamstress, engaged to a serious-minded, naive artist/delivery man. He has also a a brother-in-law, who is a policeman outside home and a henpecked husband inside. But his closest companion is "Gangster", a young dog, who shares his days of work as well as his aversion to law enforcers. Pierre's main preoccupation is to provide his next of kin with a comfortable life but he finds it hard to make ends meet. This is the reason why he is faced with a moral dilemma when a client, an Italian woman whose address he can't find, leaves her bag in his taxi with 300,000 francs in it. Will usually honest Pierre keep this large sum of money or bring it to the police?
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1951
La Poison
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MovieNov 30, 1951

La Poison

Through a series of circumstances and plot twists an …
Through a series of circumstances and plot twists an enterprising man manages to get away with murdering his wife, even though he cheerfully admits his guilt in court.
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1950
Beauty and the Devil
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MovieMar 16, 1950

Beauty and the Devil

After fifty years of service to the University and science …
After fifty years of service to the University and science without enjoying the pleasures of life, Professor Henri Faust is visited by the servant of Lucifer, Mephistopheles, who offers youth and a new life to him. Professor Faust switches body with Mephistopheles and the young Henri meets the gypsy girl Marguerite, but he is accused of killing Professor Faust and is arrested. Mephistopheles tries to force Henri to sign a contract to give his soul to Lucifer. Henri refuses and Mephistopheles schemes an evil plot, bringing Henri to the court to become successful, transforming sand into gold and becoming the lover of the Princess. When Henri is dumped to the poverty again, he is lured by Mephistopheles and accepts to sign the contract. Will Lucifer win the battle against the integrity of Henri and the love of Marguerite with him?
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1949
Fabiola
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MovieMar 3, 1949

Fabiola

In ancient Rome a love story blossoms between Fabiola, …
In ancient Rome a love story blossoms between Fabiola, daughter of a senator, and Rhual, a gallic gladiator. When Fabiola's father is killed, the Romans blame the Christians and the ...
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1947
Non coupable
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MovieSep 24, 1947

Non coupable

An alcoholic doctor accidentally kills someone and manages …
An alcoholic doctor accidentally kills someone and manages to make the death look like an accident. The episode triggers a sense of confidence and he resolves to correct the miseries of his life.
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Panique
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MovieJan 15, 1947

Panique

Panique is a French film directed by Julien Duvivier, made in …
Panique is a French film directed by Julien Duvivier, made in 1946 and released in 1947, starring Michel Simon and Viviane Romance. The screenplay is based on the novel Les Fiançailles de M. Hire by Georges Simenon. The film was released in the United States as Panic.
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1943
Vautrin the Thief
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MovieDec 13, 1943

Vautrin the Thief

Vautrin the Thief released.
1942
Girl of the Golden West
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MovieFeb 9, 1942

Girl of the Golden West

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Girl of the Golden West (Italian: Una signora dell'ovest) is a 1942 Italian western film directed by Carl Koch and starring Michel Simon, Isa Pola and Rossano Brazzi. It is based on a novel by Pierre Benoit. It was made at the Scalera Studios in Rome, and on location around Ciociaria. The film's title alludes to the opera The Girl of the Golden West by Giacomo Puccini, but is not an adaptation of it. It was one of only a handful of Westerns to be made during the silent and Fascist eras, in a genre in which Italy later became famous.
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1941
The King's Jester
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MovieOct 25, 1941

The King's Jester

The King's Jester (Italian:Il re si diverte) is a 1941 Italian …
The King's Jester (Italian:Il re si diverte) is a 1941 Italian historical film directed by Mario Bonnard and starring Michel Simon, María Mercader and Rossano Brazzi. The film is an adaptation of the play Le roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo and uses music from Verdi's later opera Rigoletto. It is set at the court of Francis I of France in the Sixteenth century.
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1940
La Comédie du bonheur
MovieDec 23, 1940

La Comédie du bonheur

Monsieur Jourdain is a …
Monsieur Jourdain is a dangerous madman : he wants to share his fortune! His relatives do what any sensible fellow on earth would do: they have him committed to a mental hospital. But Jourdain manages to escape and decides to make everybody happy except... his heirs!
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1939
Circonstances atténuantes
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MovieJul 26, 1939

Circonstances atténuantes

A retired criminal-court judge …
A retired criminal-court judge on vacation finds himself stranded in a nest of thieves, who show him a friendlier side of crime.
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Fric-Frac
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MovieJun 15, 1939

Fric-Frac

Marcel works as assistant to a jeweller whose bossy …
Marcel works as assistant to a jeweller whose bossy daughter Renée keeps hitting on him. When he meets lovely Loulou and her lazy friend Jo, he is fascinated by the girl and somehow ...
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Le dernier tournant
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MovieMay 17, 1939

Le dernier tournant

Frank, a hobo, ends up in a garage-truck stop in the …
Frank, a hobo, ends up in a garage-truck stop in the middle of nowhere. Nick Marino, its older, kind and naive owner, is married to Cora, a sexy and mercenary woman half his age. Frank, ...
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The End of the Day
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MovieMar 24, 1939

The End of the Day

Aged penniless actors are living in a old people's home. They …
Aged penniless actors are living in a old people's home. They always talk about their past glory or failures. One day Raphael Saint-Clair comes; he has been a famous actor and had a lot of ...
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Noix de coco
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MovieFeb 17, 1939

Noix de coco

Cocoanut (French: Noix de coco) is a 1939 French-German …
Cocoanut (French: Noix de coco) is a 1939 French-German comedy drama film directed by Jean Boyer and starring Raimu, Marie Bell and Michel Simon. The film was made by the German studio UFA, and released by its French subsidiary ACE.
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1938
Port of Shadows
MovieMay 17, 1938

Port of Shadows

Port of Shadows (French: Le Quai des brumes) is a 1938 …
Port of Shadows (French: Le Quai des brumes) is a 1938 French film directed by Marcel Carné. It stars Jean Gabin, Michel Simon and Michèle Morgan. The screenplay was written by Jacques Prévert based on a novel by Pierre Mac Orlan. The music score was by Maurice Jaubert. It is a notable example of the poetic realism genre. The film was the 1939 winner of France's top cinematic prize, the Prix Louis-Delluc.
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Boys' School
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MovieApr 6, 1938

Boys' School

In a college, three friends form a secret society. Their …
In a college, three friends form a secret society. Their objective - going to America. A night, after one of their secret meetings, one of them see a man coming out from a wall. Then the ...
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1937
The Kiss of Fire
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MovieDec 7, 1937

The Kiss of Fire

Mario Esposito, who sings in a Neapolitan restaurant, is in …
Mario Esposito, who sings in a Neapolitan restaurant, is in love with Assunta, the niece of Teresa, the owner of the place. He shares his apartment with Michel, his best friend. This one ...
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Bizarre, Bizarre
MovieOct 20, 1937

Bizarre, Bizarre

In Victorian London, the botanist Irwin Molyneux and his wife …
In Victorian London, the botanist Irwin Molyneux and his wife Margaret Molyneux are bankrupted but still keeping the appearance due to the successful crime novels written by Irwin under the pseudonym of Felix Chapel. Their cook has just left the family, when Irwin's snoopy and hypocrite cousin Archibald Soper that is in campaign against the police stories of Felix Chapel invites himself to have dinner in Irwin's house. Margaret decides to keep the farce of their social position secretly cooking the dinner, while the clumsy Irwin justifies her absence telling the bishop Soper that she had just traveled to the country to meet some friends. However Soper suspects of Irwin and calls the Scotland Yard, assuming that his cousin had poisoned his wife. Irwin and Margaret decide to hide the truth to avoid an exposition of their financial situation, moving to a low-budget hotel in the Chinese neighborhood, getting into trouble.
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1936
Faisons un rêve...
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MovieDec 31, 1936

Faisons un rêve...

A husband who has just cheated on his wife returns home in the …
A husband who has just cheated on his wife returns home in the early morning, puzzled. He finds there, without knowing it, the lover of his wife, to whom he confesses his infidelity.
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Under Western Eyes
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MovieMar 20, 1936

Under Western Eyes

Political turmoil convulses 19th-century Russia, as Razumov, …
Political turmoil convulses 19th-century Russia, as Razumov, a young student preparing for a career in the czarist bureaucracy, unwittingly becomes embroiled in the assassination of a public official.
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1934
Le Bonheur
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MovieSep 15, 1934

Le Bonheur

Le Bonheur ("Happiness") is a 1934 French film directed by …
Le Bonheur ("Happiness") is a 1934 French film directed by Marcel L'Herbier. It was adapted from Henri Bernstein's play Le Bonheur, which Bernstein had staged in Paris in March 1933 with Charles Boyer and Michel Simon in leading roles; Boyer and Simon took the same parts in the film.
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L'Atalante
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MovieApr 24, 1934

L'Atalante

Newly married couple Juliette and a ship captain Jean struggle …
Newly married couple Juliette and a ship captain Jean struggle through marriage as they travel on the L'atalante along with the captain's first mate Le père Jules and a cabin boy.
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Ladies Lake
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MovieApr 12, 1934

Ladies Lake

A handsome but penniless young man takes a summer job as …
A handsome but penniless young man takes a summer job as a swimming instructor in a picturesque Alpine lake resort. He falls in love with a young heiress who is staying there with her ...
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1933
High and Low
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MovieDec 8, 1933

High and Low

The intersecting lives of neighbors in a courtyard apartment …
The intersecting lives of neighbors in a courtyard apartment building in Vienna,including a football player related to the concierge,a new blonde maid hired by the wife of a baron,whom both...
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1932
Boudu Saved from Drowning
MovieNov 11, 1932

Boudu Saved from Drowning

Boudu Saved from Drowning …
Boudu Saved from Drowning (French: Boudu sauvé des eaux, "Boudu saved from the waters") is a 1932 French social satire comedy of manners film directed by Jean Renoir. Renoir wrote the film's screenplay, from the play by René Fauchois. The film stars Michel Simon as Boudu.
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1931
La Chienne
MovieNov 20, 1931

La Chienne

A woman and her pimp exploit a painter for money.
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On purge bébé
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MovieJun 21, 1931

On purge bébé

Porcelain maker invites a guest to sell him chamber pots, …
Porcelain maker invites a guest to sell him chamber pots, however family problems cause interruptions.
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1930
L'enfant de l'amour
MovieFeb 3, 1930

L'enfant de l'amour

L'enfant de l'amour released.
1928
The Passion of Joan of Arc
MovieApr 21, 1928

The Passion of Joan of Arc

In 1431, Jeanne d'Arc is …
In 1431, Jeanne d'Arc is placed on trial on charges of heresy. The ecclesiastical jurists attempt to force Jeanne to recant her claims of holy visions.
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1926
Feu Mathias Pascal
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MovieFeb 12, 1926

Feu Mathias Pascal

Mathias Pascal, only son of a once rich family, marries beautiful …
Mathias Pascal, only son of a once rich family, marries beautiful Romalinda, who has a terrible mother-in-law. She controls her daughter, and soon his home life becomes a nightmare, as well...
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1917
François Simon
ChildAugust 1917

François Simon

François Simon (16 August 1917 – 5 October 1982) was a Swiss …
François Simon (16 August 1917 – 5 October 1982) was a Swiss stage and film actor. He appeared in 35 films between 1936 and 1982. He was the son of actor Michel Simon.
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1895
Michel Simon
BirthApril 1895

Michel Simon

Michel Simon was born.
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