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Claude Chabrol: 1958-1967 Filmography

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Le Beau Serge (1958—97 minutes) Written, producd, and directed by Claude Chabrol. With Gérard Blain, Jean-Claude Brialy, Bernadette Lafont, Edmond Beauchamp, Michèle Méritz, Claude Cerval, Philippe de Broca (as “Jacques Rivette de la Chasuble”), and Mr. Chabrol. Chabrol’s feature debut is generally regarded as the first film of the nouvelle vague. Alternate titles: Bitter Reunion, Handsome Serge. IMDb listing.

Les Cousins (1959—112 minutes) Produced and directed by Claude Chabrol. Written by Paul Gégauff, from a story by Mr. Chabrol. With Gérard Blain, Jean-Claude Brialy, Juliette Mayniel, Guy Decomble, Geneviève Cluny, Stéphane Audran. In this, Mr. Brialy plays Paul, a character name the director would use in over a dozen subsequent films. IMDb listing.

À double tour (1959—110 minutes) Directed by Claude Chabrol. Written by Paul Gégauff and Mr. Chabrol, based on The Key to Nicholas Street by Stanley Ellin. Produced by Robert and Raymond Hakim. With Madeleine Robinson, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Antonella Lualdi, Jacques Dacqmine, Bernadette Lafont. Alternate titles: Leda, Web of Passion. IMDb listing. On DVD from Amazon.

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Bernadette Lafont, Claude Chabrol, Stéphane Audran
and Lucile Saint-Simon between takes of Les Bonnes femmes

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Les Bonnes femmes (1960—100 minutes) Directed by Claude Chabrol. Written by Paul Gégauff and Mr. Chabrol. Produced by Ralph Baum and Charles Bitsch. With Stéphane Audran, Bernadette Lafont, Clotilde Joano, Lucile Saint-Simon, Pierre Bertin, Claude Berri, Dolly Bell. IMDb listing. On DVD from Amazon.

Les Godelureaux (1961—99 minutes) Directed by Claude Chabrol. Written by Paul Gégauff and Mr. Chabrol, with Eric Olliver (from his novel). Produced by Robert and Raymond Hakim. With Stéphane Audran, Charles Belmont, Serge Bento, Karen Blanguernon, Jean-Claude Brialy, and Mr. Chabrol. Alternate title: Wise Guys. IMDb listing.

Les Sept péchés capitaux (1962—113 minutes) Directed by Claude Chabrol, Philippe de Broca, Jacques Demy, Sylvain Dhomme, Max Douy, Jean-Luc Godard, Eugène Ionesco, Edouard Molinaro, Roger Vadim. Seven short films, each by a different director. Mr. Chabrol wrote and directed L’Avarice, featuring Serge Bento, Michel Benoist, Claude Berri, Jean-Claude Brialy. Alternate title: The Seven Deadly Sins. IMDb listing.

Ophélia (1962—105 minutes) Directed by Claude Chabrol. Written by Paul Gégauff and Martial Matthieu. With Alida Valli, Claude Cerval, André Jocelyn, Juliette Mayniel, Robert Burnier. A retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. An essay by Karen Newman, “Ghostwriting: Hamlet and Claude Chabrol’s Ophélia,” appeared in the book, The Scope of Words (New York: P. Lang, 1991). IMDb listing.

L'Oeil du malin (1962—80 minutes) Directed by Claude Chabrol. Written by Paul Gégauff and Martial Matthieu. Produced by Georges de Beauregard and Carlo Ponti. With Jacques Charrier, Stéphane Audran, Badri, Daniel Boulanger, and Mr. Chabrol. Ms. Audran plays Hélène, a character name Chabrol would use in over a dozen subsequent films. Hélène has its origins in the Greek helene, meaning “torch” or “corposant”; as well as Helen of Greek mythology: daughter of Zeus and Léda, her kidnapping was the cause of the Trojan War. Alternate titles: The Evil Eye, The Third Lover. IMDb listing.

Landru (1963—115 minutes) Directed by Claude Chabrol. Written by Françoise Sagan. Produced by Georges de Beauregard and Carlo Ponti. With Henri Attal, Stéphane Audran, Serge Bento, Sacha Briquet, Robert Burnier, Danielle Darrieux, and Mr. Chabrol. Alternate title: Bluebeard. IMDb listing.

Les Plus belles escroqueries du monde (1964—111 minutes) Directed by Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard, Hiromichi Horikawa, and Roman Polanski. Written by Mr. Chabrol, Gérard Brach, Paul Gégauff, Mr. Polanski, and Mr. Godard. Produced by Pierre Roustang. A quartet of short films. Mr. Chabrol directed L’homme qui vendit la tour Eiffel, with Jean-Pierre Cassel, Catherine Deneuve, Francis Blanche, Gilbert Denoyan. Alternate title: The Beautiful Swindlers. IMDb listing.

Le Tigre aime la chair fraiche (1964—90 minutes) Directed by Claude Chabrol. Written by Jean Halain and Roger Hanin. Produced by Christine Gouze-Rénal and Fred Surin. With Roger Hanin, Maria Mauban, Daniela Bianchi, Roger Dumas, Stéphane Audran. Alternate title: Code Name: Tiger. IMDb listing.

Paris vu par . . . (1965—95 minutes) Written and directed by Claude Chabrol, Jean Douchet, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Daniel Pollet, Eric Rohmer, and Jean Rouch. Produced by Patrick Bauchau and Barbet Schroeder. A six-part film, Mr. Chabrol wrote, directed and acted in the La Muette episode, featuring Stéphane Audran and Dany Saril. Alternate title: Six in Paris. IMDb listing.

Marie-Chantal contre le docteur Kha (1965—110 minutes) Directed by Claude Chabrol. Written by Daniel Boulanger and Christian Yve. With Marie LaForet, Akim Tamiroff, Serge Bento, Stéphane Audran, Robert Burnier, Roger Hanin, and Mr. Chabrol. Alternate title: Marie-Chantal vs. Doctor Kha. IMDb listing.

Le Tigre se parfume à la dynamite (1966—122 minutes) Directed by Claude Chabrol. Written by Jean Curtelin and Roger Hanin. With Roger Hanin, Roger Dumas, Michel Bouquet. Alternate title: Our Agent: Tiger. IMDb listing.

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Le Scandale (1966—105 minutes) Directed by Claude Chabrol. Written by William Benjamin, Claude Brulé, Derek Prouse, and Paul Gégauff. Produced by Raymond Eger. With Anthony Perkins, Maurice Ronet, Yvonne Furneaux, Stéphane Audran, Annie Vidal, Dominique Zardi. Alternate title: The Champagne Murders. IMDb listing.

La Ligne de démarcation (1966—120 minutes) Directed by Claude Chabrol. Written by Claude Remy and Mr. Chabrol. Produced by Georges Beauregard. With Maurice Ronet, Jean Seberg, Jean Yanne, Stéphane Audran, Serge Bento, Claude Berri. Alternate title: The Line of Demarcation. IMDb listing.

La Route de Corinthe (1967—90 minutes) Directed by Claude Chabrol. Written by Daniel Boulanger, Claude Brulé, and Claude Rank. Produced by André Génovès. With Jean Seberg, Maurice Ronet, Christian Marquand, Michel Bouquet, and Mr. Chabrol. Alternate titles: The Road to Corinthe, Who’s Got the Black Box?. IMDb listing. On DVD from Amazon

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