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Saturnin Fabre

Saturnin Fabre, born April 4, 1884 in Sens (Yonne) and died October 24, 1961 in Montgeron (Essonne), is a French actor. His paternal family was from the south of France (Var and Bouches-du-Rhône). He lived in Deuil-la-Barre. He won a first prize at the Conservatoire and played dramas, boulevard comedies and operettas as well, setting himself up as the "thundering", out of phase phrasing, of French cinema. He approaches the silent cinema since 1911 with Albert Capellani to whom we owe since 1909 the first French feature film: L'Assommoir. In 1929, he switched to talking with The Road is Beautiful Robert Florey. Known for his strong personality, he is one of the most singular supporting roles of pre-war and post-war French cinema, in the tradition of Jean Tissier and Julien Carette. He occupies the screen with such a presence that he often forget the many turnips in which he participates. He is particularly remembered for his tremendous choppy voice and perfect diction. In the film Marie-Martine Albert Valentin, he addresses to Bernard Blier, who plays his nephew, his most famous replica: "Hold your candle right! ". It is said that at the third resumption of the repartee, it is the public who answered. He has played in almost 79 talking films, mostly comedies, under the direction of 57 different directors (mostly prestigious). In 1948, he signs, from the anagram Ninrutas Erbaf, perfectly wacky memories, under the title Scottish Shower. He was also a very good clarinetist, and the author of several songs and sketches he performed on stage early in his career. For the actress Danièle Delorme, "Saturnin Fabre was a hallucinated comedian". Still according to her, "It was a baroque actor, certainly, there was a grain of madness in him. But he was furiously intelligent, with great lucidity ... He embodied excess. " Saturnin Fabre died in 1961 in his property in Montgeron, overwhelmed by pulmonary edema. He is buried in the Carrières-sous-Poissy cemetery in the Yvelines. He never consoled himself for the death of his wife, Suzanne Marie Benoist, in 1957 with whom he was married on November 26, 1925 in Paris XVIII. The Cannes Film Festival paid him a late tribute, and posthumously, in 1962. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Description above from the Wikipedia article Saturnin Fabre, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Apr 4, 1884 In Sens, Yonne, France
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Road Is Fine 1930-01-24
Latest Project:
Movie Service Entrance 1954-08-16
Known For
Poster of The Most Wanted Man
Poster of Les J3
Poster of Coral Reefs
Poster of Pépé le Moko
Movie Service Entrance Mr Delécluze, père et bourreau officiel 1954-08-16
Movie C'est la vie parisienne Comte Gontran de Barfleur 1954-05-28
Movie Virgile Le président 1953-11-18
Movie The Most Wanted Man W.W. Stone 1953-12-02
Movie Rome Express Le professeur 1950-01-18
Movie Miquette Le marquis 1950-04-14
Movie Dr. Laennec Laennec Père 1949-06-17
Movie Scandals of Clochemerle Alexandre Bourdillat 1948-06-09
Movie A Friend Will Come Tonight Philippe Prunier 1946-04-09
Movie Lunegarde Monsieur de Vertumne 1946-01-16
Movie On demande un ménage Unknown 1946-10-16
Movie Gates of the Night Monsieu Sénéchal 1946-12-03
Movie Les J3 Unknown 1946-04-17
Movie The French Way Monsieur Dalban 1945-06-27
Movie Marie-Martine l'oncle Parpain 1943-05-11
Movie Opéra-musette Unknown 1942-02-18
Movie The Fantastic Night Thalès 1942-07-10
Movie Mademoiselle Swing Grégoire Dimitresco 1942-06-12
Movie Le club des soupirants Cabarus 1941-09-26
Movie Ne bougez plus! Andromaque de Miremir 1941-10-30
Movie Beating Heart Aristide 1940-02-01
Movie Nine Bachelors le comte Adhémar Colombinet de La Jonchère 1939-10-27
Movie Coral Reefs Hobson 1939-03-01
Movie Pasha's Wives Djemal Pacha 1939-02-18
Movie The Mayor's Dilemma le père Rossignol 1939-03-23
Movie Gargousse Lebrennois, le maire 1938-07-27
Movie Belle étoile Lemarchal 1938-11-24
Movie Le Dompteur M. Dupont 1938-12-14
Movie Pépé le Moko Le Grand Père 1937-01-28
Movie Vous n'avez rien à déclarer? Professeur Puget 1937-02-26
Movie Ignace Le baron Gédéon des Orfrais 1937-04-30
Movie Désiré Adrien 1937-12-03
Movie Seven Men, One Woman Unknown 1936-08-28
Movie The Bureaucrats Le tondu 1936-12-15
Movie La guerre des gosses Unknown 1936-10-27
Movie Le Roman d'un jeune homme pauvre Bévallan 1935-02-21
Movie L'hôtel du libre échange M. Mathieu 1934-11-10
Movie On a trouvé une femme nue Le marquis 1934-05-18
Movie Mam'zelle Spahi Le Colonel du 32ème Spahis 1934-11-09
Movie The Road Is Fine Le professeur Pique 1930-01-24
Movie L'amour chante Monsieur Crespin 1930-11-21