Georges Franju

Director, Writer, Composer

Director, Writer, Composer


Georges Franju is a figure of immense importance in the history of French cinema, not primarily for his films (exceptional though many of these are) but for being the co-founder, with Henri Langlois, of the Cinematheque Française in 1937--France's most famous and important film archive. He worked primarily as a film archivist until 1949, when he ...
Birth date
1912-04-12
Death date
1987-11-05
Awards
2 nominations.

Known For


Eyes Without a Face
Eyes Without a Face
Director (1960)
Therese
Therese
Director (1962)
Thomas, der Betrüger
Thomas, der Betrüger
Director (1965)
Spotlight on a Murderer
Spotlight on a Murderer
Director (1961)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
DirectorCinéma 16
(TV Series) (2 episodes) - Das letzte Melodram (1979) - La discorde (1978)
1978-1979
DirectorNew Reports from France
(TV Series documentary) (16 episodes) - Chroniques de France N° 136 (1977) ... (segment "Méliès père & fils") - Chroniques de France N° 132 (1976) ... (segment "Photos souvenirs de Madeleine Renaud") - Chroniques de France N° 91 (1973) ... (segment "Emmanuelle Riva") - Chroniques de France N° 58 (1970) ... (segment "Strasbourg") - Chroniques de France N° 53 (1970) ... (segment "L'affiche et la rue") Show all 16 episodes
1966-1977
DirectorThe Man Without a Face
(TV Mini-Series) (8 episodes) - Le secret des Templiers (1975) - Le rapt (1975) - Le sang accusateur (1975) - La marche des spectres (1975) - La mort qui rampait sur les toits (1975) Show all 8 episodes
1975
DirectorDer Mann ohne Gesicht1974
DirectorLa ligne d'ombre
(TV Movie)
1973
DirectorLe service des affaires classées
(TV Series) (4 episodes) - Une chance sur un million (1970) - Un chien de sa chienne (1970) - Le coffre aux souvenirs (1970) - L'ennemi intime (1970)
1970
DirectorThe Demise of Father Mouret1970
DirectorMarcel Allain
(Documentary short)
1966
DirectorPour le plaisir
(TV Series documentary) (1 episode) - Rendez-vous avec Fantômas (1966)
1966
DirectorDer Augenblick des Friedens
(segment "Les rideaux blancs")
1965
DirectorThomas, der Betrüger1965
DirectorJudex1963
DirectorTherese1962
DirectorSpotlight on a Murderer1961
DirectorEyes Without a Face1960
DirectorHead Against the Wall1959
DirectorDas erste Erlebnis
(Short)
1958
DirectorNotre Dame - cathédrale de Paris
(Documentary short)
1957
DirectorLe théâtre national populaire
(Documentary short)
1956
DirectorSur le pont d'Avignon
(Short)
1956
DirectorMonsieur et Madame Curie
(Short)
1956
DirectorAbout a River
(Short)
1955
DirectorMon chien
(Short)
1955
DirectorNavigation marchande atlantique
(Short)
1954
DirectorLes poussières
(Documentary short)
1953
DirectorDer große Méliès
(Short)
1952
DirectorDer Invalidendom
(Documentary short)
1952
DirectorEn passant par la Lorraine
(Short)
1950
DirectorBlood of the Beasts
(Documentary short)
1949
DirectorLe métro
(Documentary short)
1934
RoleTitleYear
WriterCinéma 16
(TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode) - La discorde (1978) ... (adaptation)
1978
WriterLa ligne d'ombre
(TV Movie)
1973
WriterThe Demise of Father Mouret
(dialogue) / (screenplay)
1970
WriterThomas, der Betrüger
(adaptation)
1965
WriterTherese
(adaptation)
1962
WriterSpotlight on a Murderer
(adaptation - as G. Franju)
1961
WriterDas erste Erlebnis
(Short) (adaptation)
1958
WriterNotre Dame - cathédrale de Paris
(Documentary short)
1957
WriterDecember, Chlidren's Month
(Documentary short) (idea)
1956
WriterSur le pont d'Avignon
(Short) (screenplay and commentary)
1956
WriterMonsieur et Madame Curie
(Short)
1956
WriterAbout a River
(Short)
1955
WriterMon chien
(Short)
1955
WriterNavigation marchande atlantique
(Short) (commentary)
1954
WriterLes poussières
(Documentary short) (writer)
1953
WriterDer große Méliès
(Short) (commentary) / (screenplay)
1952
WriterDer Invalidendom
(Documentary short)
1952
WriterEn passant par la Lorraine
(Short) (commentary) / (screenplay)
1950
WriterBlood of the Beasts
(Documentary short) (writer)
1949
RoleTitleYear
ComposerThe Man Without a Face
(TV Mini-Series) (8 episodes) - Le secret des Templiers (1975) - Le rapt (1975) - Le sang accusateur (1975) - La marche des spectres (1975) - La mort qui rampait sur les toits (1975) Show all 8 episodes
1975
ComposerDer Mann ohne Gesicht1974
RoleTitleYear
Script and Continuity DepartmentLe théâtre national populaire
(Documentary short) (script and commentary)
1956
RoleTitleYear
Additional CrewLa déroute
(Short documentary) (direction consultant)
1957
RoleTitleYear
ThanksVie
(Documentary) (dedicated to)
1993
ThanksEin Mann, der schläft
(thanks)
1974
RoleTitleYear
SelfCinéma, de notre temps
(TV Series documentary) Self - Georges Franju - Le visionnaire (1998) ... Self
1998
SelfCiné parade
(TV Series documentary) Self - Le fantastique (1982) ... Self
1982
SelfLe musée du cinéma
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1981
SelfTélex Arts
(TV Series) Self (1984)
1981
SelfFantômas, je pense à vous!
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1979
SelfHistoire du cinéma français par ceux qui l'ont fait
(TV Series documentary) Self - Le désordre et après 1961-1966 (1975) ... Self - Tu n'as rien vu à Hiroshima 1956-1961 (1975) ... Self
1975
SelfPost-scriptum
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 14 October 1970 (1970) ... Self
1970
SelfCinéastes de notre temps
(TV Series documentary) Self - La première vague, Partie II: Marcel L'Herbier, une re-vision (1968) ... Self - La première vague, Partie I: Delluc et Cie (1968) ... Self - Bleu comme une orange (1968) ... Self - Tours (festival de) (1968) ... Self - La nouvelle vague par elle-même (1964) ... Self
1964-1968
SelfLe cinéma fantastique
(Documentary short) Self
1968
SelfPour le plaisir
(TV Series documentary) Self - Rendez-vous avec Fantômas (1966) ... Self - Mémoire de l'imaginaire (1964) ... Self
1964-1966
SelfLes échos du cinéma
(TV Series short) Self - Episode #1.41 (1962) ... Self
1962
SelfCinépanorama
(TV Series documentary) Self - Episode dated 27 September 1958 (1958) ... Self
1958
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageRembob'Ina
(TV Series documentary) Self - Fantômas (2020) ... Self
2020
Archive footageUne histoire du cinéma fantastique français
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2019
Archive footageGenre c'est du cinéma?
(Video documentary) Self
2018
Archive footageHenri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinémathèque
(Documentary) Self
2004
Archive footageCitizen Langlois
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1995