Paul Meurisse
French actor
Paul Meurisse
Paul Meurisse was a French actor who appeared in over 60 films and many stage productions. Meurisse was noted for the elegance of his acting style, and for his versatility. He was equally able to play comedic and serious dramatic roles. His screen appearances ranged from the droll and drily humorous to the menacing and disturbing. His most celebrated role was that of the sadistic and vindictive headmaster in the 1955 film Les Diaboliques.
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Delombaerde à Taintignies - athleduweb.be
Google News - over 5 years
Dimitri Delombaerde s'est imposé devant Paul Meurisse et Victor Dewailly. Carole Moulin a été la plus rapide des dames. Sur la courte distance, victoire de Kylian Brasseur. Côté féminin, Manon et Margot Leclercq sont les premières
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Ouverture de la chasse au collabo - aVoir-aLire
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On la voit dans Pris au piège bien sûr, puis dans So dark the night (Joseph H. Lewis, 1946). Elle abandonne le cinéma en 1947 après avoir tourné dans Crime doctor's gamble de William Castle. Durant les années 50, elle a été l'épouse de Paul Meurisse
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Jean Luisi, un « tragédien comique » - Corse-Matin
Google News - over 5 years
Devant le flegmatique Paul Meurisse, cet agent du contre-espionnage qui chaussait un monocle pour retrouver un trésor nazi, Jean Luisi n'a même pas droit à la parole. On lui demande seulement d'éclater d'un rire stupide
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Critics' Picks Video: 'Diabolique' - New York Times (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Set in a boarding school, the film's story centers around a ruthless headmaster played by Paul Meurisse. He becomes the target of a murder plot conceived by his wife and his mistress. Mr. Scott says the film “throws you off balance in the very first
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Plus de succès pour L'Armée des ombres de Jean-Pierre Melville - Toutelatele.com
Google News - over 5 years
Lino Ventura, Simone Signoret et Paul Meurisse étaient à l'affiche de France 3 ce jeudi 7 juillet. Après l'échec total de L'Étoffe des champions la veille, la chaîne publique a tenté de relever la tête avec un classique du cinéma français : L'Armée des
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Demonic Guilt in 'Diabolique' - PopMatters
Google News - over 5 years
Running the place is headmaster Michel Delasalle (Paul Meurisse), a cold-eyed bastard of a fellow who cares for his put-upon wife Christina even less than the students unfortunate enough to be left to his care. Christina (the director's wife,
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Greenwich Music Festival Presents THE INDIFFERENT LOVER June 9-11 - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
The Indifferent Lover is based on conversations that Piaf relayed to Jean Cocteau from her strained relationship with the actor Paul Meurisse. The play follows the cabaret star home one night after a performance. She arrives to find the apartment empty
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James Reviews Henri-Georges Clouzot's Les Diaboliques [Arrow Films Blu-Ray] - CriterionCast.com (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
We are introduced to Christina Delasalle (Véra Clouzot), wife of Michel (Paul Meurisse) who is having an affair with Nicole (Simone Signoret). Sounds like a typical film, but what makes it interesting is that Christina and Michel are the headmistress
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Diabolique: Criterion Collection - WhatDVD.Net
Google News - almost 6 years
The three lead actors are excellent – Vera Clouzot as the mousy wife, Simone Signoret as the cool, calculated mistress, and Paul Meurisse as the sadistic husband. It's fascinating to watch their characters bounce off each other in this taut,
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Diabolique: The Criterion Collection - DVD Talk
Google News - almost 6 years
The film tells the story of a woman named Christina Delassalle (Véra Clouzot) who is married to the principal of a boys school named Michel (Paul Meurisse). Christina's family are the ones who control the school, but she's given control to him and he
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New on DVD & Blu-ray, Week of May 17: 'The Mechanic' and 'The Rite' - Moviefone (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Features outstanding performances by Simone Signoret, Vera Clouzot and Paul Meurisse. From The Criterion Collection. 'Pale Flower' (1964)The Japanese New Wave thrived in the 1960s, with such directors as Seijun Suzuki, Kinji Fukasaku and Masahiro
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DVD releases - Boston Globe
Google News - almost 6 years
Director Henri-Georges Clouzot enjoyed a career high point with the groundbreaking thriller, which casts his wife, Véra Clouzot, as the fragile wife, and Simone Signoret as the prickly mistress of a cruel headmaster (Paul Meurisse) whose murder they
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Movie Man: 'Diabolique' keeps audience on edge - Rockford Register Star
Google News - almost 6 years
In “Diabolique,” school headmaster Michel (Paul Meurisse) is so awful that both his wife, Christina (Vera Clouzot), and his mistress, Nicole (Simone Signoret), team up to murder him. In an elaborate plot concocted by Nicole, they lure him out of town,
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Diabolique [Criterion Collection] Blu-ray Review - Blu-rayDefinition.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Christina (Clouzot's wife, Véra Clouzot) and Michel Dellasalle (Paul Meurisse) are headmistress and headmaster. Christina, a wealthy South American, is the one with the money, but Michel keeps a tight and stingy grip over their fortune
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Dans la peau de... Garbarini - 24 ORE
Google News - almost 6 years
Comme dirait Paul Meurisse, commissaire d'anthologie du polar melvillien Le deuxième souffle, en évoquant des témoins d'un crime devenus amnésiques, « je me demande ce que je suis venu faire dans cette pouponnière... » Mon colonel, on ne badine pas
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Près de cent récipiendaires à l'honneur lors de la cérémonie du 1er Mai - La Voix du Nord
Google News - almost 6 years
Échelon argent : Anne Beun, Nathalie Blanchart, François Bocquet, Martine Derez, Nathalie Duquenne, Laurent Macquet, Jeannine Mengal, Sabine Noga, Brigitte Randoux, Cherif Boukhchem, Pierre De Ginestel, Éric Grenier-Boley, Jean-Paul Meurisse,
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FILM; Follow the Earrings, and Find the Mystery Woman
NYTimes - almost 10 years
FOR years, every time I saw Max Ophüls's romantic masterpiece of 1953, ''The Earrings of Madame de ,'' the film left me with the nagging impression that it was based on some minor classic of late 19th-century or early 20th-century European literature that I had shamefully neglected to read. Surely it would be found on the shelf with Guy de
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Paul Meurisse
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1979
    Age 66
    Meurisse was taken ill following a performance at the Théâtre Hébertot in Paris, and died on 19 January 1979 of an asthma-related heart attack, aged 66.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1969
    Age 56
    The 1969 film L'Armée des ombres, in which Meurisse had a leading role, was released on DVD, under the title Army of Shadows, in the UK and US in 2006, to critical acclaim.
    More Details Hide Details Meurisse appeared in many stage productions, from Marcel Achard and Jean Anouilh to Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw. In the mid-1950s he was a sociétaire of the Comédie-Française. Meurisse married three times, to Michèle Alfa (1942, divorced), Micheline Cheirel (1951, divorced; she was previously married to British actor John Loder) and Micheline Gary (1960 to his death).
  • FORTIES
  • 1955
    Age 42
    Meurisse's most famous role was that of Michel Delasalle in Henri-Georges Clouzot's 1955 thriller Les Diaboliques, with Simone Signoret and Véra Clouzot.
    More Details Hide Details In a thoroughly unsympathetic part, Meurisse was compelling and the film, with its dark, claustrophobic atmosphere and celebrated twist ending, became an international success. It was among the earliest foreign-language films to be widely distributed in English-speaking markets and remains the film for which Meurisse is best known. Other notable films in which Meurisse appeared include Julien Duvivier's inquisitorial and oppressive Marie-Octobre (1959), Jean Renoir's Le Dejeuner sur l'herbe (1959), Clouzot's courtroom drama La Vérité (1960 film) (1960) and crime thriller Le deuxième souffle (1966). Meurisse made three appearances as Commandant Théobald Dromard aka "The Monocle" in the Eurospy comedies Le monocle noir (1961), L'oeil du monocle (1962) and Le monocle rit jaune (1964).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1940
    Age 27
    Meurisse's first screen role came in Vingt-quatre heures de perm, filmed in 1940 but not released until 1945.
    More Details Hide Details Ne bougez plus (1941) was the first of his films to be released. Thereafter his acting services were always in demand (in 1948 for example he was credited in no fewer than seven films). Meurisse played a wide range of roles, from gangsters (Macadam, Impasse des Deux-Anges) and policemen (Inspecteur Sergil, Le Dessous des cartes) to comedy (the Monocle films) and historical (La Castiglione, L'Affaire des poisons). The quality of the films was variable, but Meurisse's versatility meant that his performance was often considered the best part of an otherwise mediocre effort.
  • 1939
    Age 26
    In 1939, Meurisse met Edith Piaf, and the two became lovers for two years.
    More Details Hide Details Piaf however did not see a future for Meurisse as a singer, and encouraged him to try his hand at acting instead.
  • 1936
    Age 23
    In 1936, Meurisse moved to Paris, where he found work in musical theatres and nightclubs and appeared with performers such as Marie Dubas.
    More Details Hide Details He specialised in taking cheerful, upbeat songs and singing them in a comically downbeat, lugubrious fashion.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1912
    Born
    Born on December 21, 1912.
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