Pierre Fresnay (4 April 1897 – 9 January 1975) was a French stage and film actor.
Movies & TV shows
Et ta sœur...
Bastien du Boccage is a repeat offender: hasn't he been sent to jail no fewer than six times? But he is no ordinary criminal mind you. As a matter of fact he is a newspaper editor and should have no p...
Tant d'amour perdu
Here's a railway station. Next to it, there's generally a town; and in a town,there is love! The train arrives. Mr. Andrieu is expecting his sardines and both his daughters, back from winter sports.
The Ostrich Has Two Eggs
A father discovers one day that one of his sons is a homosexual and the other, is the "gigolo" of a Japanese countess. He is first horrified, but finally accepts the situation because it brings him ec...
A revolution breaks out in a South American country while the dictator is in France. The rebels planned to blow up the dictator's private plane, but at the last second he changed his plans and flew on...
The Unfrocked One
Pierre is the title character in Le Defroque. Maurice is a former priest who was cast out by his church. Pierre Trabaud becomes convinced that Maurice has never lost his calling. He devotes his life t...
God Needs Men
The inhabitants of a Scottish island in the 19th century follow their own religion without needing clergy, but as strangers arrive, their faith and beliefs face a deep crisis.
The Century Is Fifty
As the title of this French documentary indicates, Ce Siecle a 50 Ans examines the 20th Century at its halfway point. Utilizing the archives of several European film reserves, director Denise Tua offe...
La valse de Paris
A fictitious biography of Jacques Offenbach and Hortense Schneider.
The Traveler Without Luggage
Having lost his memory due to serving in World War I, Gaston has spent the past 15 years in a psychiatric hospital. Due to his large disability pension fund, several families claim him as their missin...
Je suis avec toi
A doctor in a French town is the focus of a vicious campaign after letters were sent to village leaders accusing him of having an affair and performing illegal abortions. Everyone's dark secrets are e...
Carnival of Sinners
Roland Brissot bought for a nickel a talisman that gives him love, fame and wealth. The talisman is a cut left hand, and it works perfectly. But of course there is nothing free in this world, and afte...
Le Journal Tombe à Cinq Heures
The everyday life and activity of "La Dernière Heure", a major evening newspaper, seen through the eyes of Hélène Perrin, a cub reporter trained by Pierre Rabaud, a star in his field. Side by side the...
The Murderer Lives at Number 21
Inspector Wens goes to Paris to catch a serial killer.
"Les Trois Valses" traces the love story of two people over three eras. In the first waltz (music based on Johann Strauss I), Yvonne is a sensitive Parisian ballet dancer, whose romance with a dashing...
An acclaimed actress falls in love with a Polish prince, only to be poisoned by a jealous rival while he is away at war. The film was a co-production between the two countries. It was based on a play ...
The scene of action embraces Tangier, Toulon and the Mediterranean, where Pierre Fresnay, Rolf Wanka and Kim Peacock, cast as captains of French, German and English boats, respectively, unite to rescu...
A religious fanatic's life was turned upside-down when he fell in love with a girl and killed her in a jealous rage. He wants to justify the murder of the girl to himself. His world falls apart around...
La bataille silencieuse
A journalist is reporting on a friend when he is caught up in an arms smuggler operation. He met Draguicha, a Serbian student who was misled by a group of greedy financiers and was planning a terroris...
After being captured and held in a German prison camp, a group of French soldiers, including the patrician Captain de Boeldieu, grapple with their own class differences. When the men are transferred t...
Honoré Panisse has friends and family around him. He confessed to the priest in front of his friends. He can't tell Césariot that his real father hasn't been seen in years. Panisse leaves that to the ...
Under Western Eyes
In the 19th-century Russia, political turmoil leads to the assassination of a public official as a young student prepares for a career in the czarist bureaucracy.
La dame aux camélias
Alexandre Dumas' romantic novel Lady of the Camelias (more popularly known as Camille) was filmed twice in 1953, first in Argentina, then in France. The Argentine film was heavily modernized, while th...
The Man Who Knew Too Much
While in St. A British couple receive a clue to an imminent assassination attempt, only to learn that their young daughter has been kidnapped to keep them quiet.
The film follows the grief of Fanny and her realization that she is pregnant after the end of the movie. Panisse embraces the mystery of the baby's identity as a gift. After Panisse gave birth to her ...
César and his son run a bar. There are many colorful characters. Panisse, an old widower and prosperous sail maker; Honorine, a fishmonger with a sidewalk stall near the bar; her daughter, who helps h...