Pierre Chenal (French: [ʃənal]; 5 December 1904 – 23 December 1990) was a French director and screenwriter who flourished in the 1930s. He was married to Czech-born French film actress Florence Marly from 1937 to 1955.
Movies & TV shows
Beast at Bay
Melun was born in 1959 A wounded escapee of prison is found at the home of a young and attractive widow on the return to an auction. Daniel Morane is justifying his crimes. The young woman can convinc...
Missing Persons Section
The jealousy of his older, wealthy and unbalanced wife was caused by the love affair of an ex-convict with a showgirl. A murder plot, staged phoney suicide, and other twists and turns follow.
Scandals of Clochemerle
A small town is in turmoil over the construction of a public urinal. The military adds to the confusion by getting involved with the local women when the army is sent in to restore order.
The Last Turning
Frank ends up in a garage-truck stop in the middle of nowhere. Nick Marino is married to a sexy and mercenary woman half his age. Frank accepted Nick's offer to work for him. It is not for Nick's sake...
The Lafarge Case
The story of a poisoned wife who might have had her husband is based on true facts and was widely talked about in the 19th century.
Matteo was a beggar and mystic in the native quarter of Sirocco. She fled to France as the mistress and wife of a wealthy archaeologist, and then as Matteo's child, whom he believes to be his own. Saf...
Feu Mathias Pascal
Mathias Pascal, saddled with a stupid wife and a nagging mother-in-law, leaves home and is extremely lucky at several gambling resorts. He returns home and discovers that a drowned man, fished out of ...
Paris in 1937. Winckler kills Gordon, a Chicago mobster, from the stage of a Parisian music hall, where he performs telepathy. Callas, the police officer who investigates the murder, doesn't like the ...
Small trades in Paris
Grinders, rag-men, China menders, mattress carders are among those small trades of yesteryear that have disappeared from our sight and fallen into oblivion. But way back in 1931 they were far from ext...
The first behind-the-scenes documentary in the film industry, from the making of a camera to studio shooting and directing, including animation techniques. Pierre Chenal met a man in his workshop who ...