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Henri Letondal

Henri Letondal was a French-Canadian music critic, administrator, cellist, playwright and actor. He was a man of wide interests and wrote many sketches and revues, including, on occasion, the music. In his youth he studied the cello with Gustave Labelle. Around 1920 he became a critic of concerts and variety shows for "La Patrie" (Montreal) and served 1926-29 as that paper's Paris correspondent. He also wrote about music for "Le Petit Journal" and was music critic around 1935 for "Le Canada". For CKAC radio in Montreal he was artistic director 1929-38 of 'L'Heure provinciale,' which was sponsored by the Quebec government to promote the province's musicians and composers. He also was director general of the film company France-Film. It has been estimated that Letondal wrote some 160 radio plays and sketches 1937-1948, producing them himself and occasionally writing the music. In 1946 he embarked on an intensive Hollywood film career, appearing in 35 Hollywood films and one Canadian, before he he died in Hollywood in 1955.

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Jun 29, 1901 In Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Razor's Edge 1946-11-19
Latest Project:
Movie A Bullet for Joey 1955-04-15
Known For
Poster of Kind Lady
Poster of Please Believe Me
Poster of Apartment for Peggy
Poster of The Big Clock
Movie A Bullet for Joey Dubois 1955-04-15
Movie South Sea Woman Alphonse 1953-06-27
Movie Dangerous When Wet Joubert 1953-06-18
Movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Grotier (uncredited) 1953-07-14
Movie Little Boy Lost Tracing Service Clerk 1953-09-21
Movie The Big Sky La Badie 1952-08-19
Movie Monkey Business Jerome Kitzel 1952-09-03
Movie What Price Glory Cognac Pete 1952-08-22
Movie On the Riviera Louis Foral 1951-04-20
Movie Royal Wedding Purser (uncredited) 1951-03-08
Movie Kind Lady Monsieur Malaquaise 1951-06-20
Movie Please Believe Me Jacques Carnet 1950-05-12
Movie Come to the Stable Father Barraud (uncredited) 1949-01-01
Movie Madame Bovary Guillaumin 1949-08-25
Movie Mother Is a Freshman Prof. Romaine (uncredited) 1949-03-12
Movie The Big Clock Antique Dealer 1948-03-18
Movie Apartment for Peggy Prof. Roland Pavin 1948-09-30
Movie The Crime Doctor's Gamble Louis Chabonet 1947-11-27
Movie The Fortress Edward Durant 1947-04-22
Movie The Razor's Edge Police Inspector at Sophie's Death (uncredited) 1946-11-19
Movie Magnificent Doll Count D'Arignon 1946-12-08