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Edmond Bréon

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1882 - 1951

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The actor Edmond Bréon belonged to the pioneers of the French silent movie who continued his career in English spoken movies in the 30's.

To his first movies belong "L'homme aimanté" (07), "Le printemps" (09), "La tara" (11), "Bébé et le vieux marcheur" (12), "Bébé et ses grand-parents" (12) and "Les bretelles" (13).

From 1913 followed some movies with the figure of Fantômas in which Edmond Bréon impersonated inspector Juve. To these movies belong "Fantômas - A l'ombre de la guillotine" (13), "Juve contre Fantômas" (13), "Le mort qui tue" (13), "Fantômas contre Fantômas" (14) and "Le faux magistrat" (14).
To his other numerous silent movies belong "La petite danseuse" (13), "Bout-de-Zan et le crocodile" (13), "Les somnambules" (14), "Severo Torelli" (14), "Les vampires" (15), "Le nocturne" (19) and "Barrabas" (19).

After that his activity in front of the camera diminished, in the 20's he only appeared in "L'ecuyère" (22) and "A Little Bit of Fluff" (28), his first British production.

Edmond Bréon took part again in countless movies from the 30's, most in British ones, among them well-known productions like Howard Hawks' "The Dawn Patrol" (30), "Uneasy Virtue" (31), "Born to Love" (31), "Three Men in a Boat" (33), "Waltz Time" (33), "The Private Life of Don Juan" (34), "The Scarlet Pimpernel" (34) with Leslie Howard, "Premiere" (36), "A Yank at Oxford" (38) and "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" (39).

His last cinematical works came in the 40's into being, e.g. "The Outsider" (40), "The Lodger" (44), "Gaslight" (44) with Charles Boyer and Ingrid Bergman, "The Hour Before the Dawn" (44), "The Woman in the Window" (45), "The Corn is Green" (45), "Dressed to Kill" (46), "Forever Amber" (47), "Rope of Sand" (49) and "Challenge to Lassie" (49).

Just before his death he acted in the movies "The Thing From Another World" (51) and "At Sword's Point" (52).
 

Other movies with Edmond Bréon: 
Le collier de la reine (09) La cigale et la fourmi (09) André Chenier (11) Le fils de la Sunamite (11) Le trust, ou les batailles de l'argent (11) Dans la brousse (12) Les noces siciliennes (12) Main de fer (12) La cassette de l'émigrée (12) L'oubliette (12) La cours aux millions (12) Le Noël de Francesca (12) Le secret du forçat (13) Une aventure de Bout-de-Zan (13) L'écrin du rajah (13) Le browning (13) Les chasseurs de lions (13) L'agonie de Byzance (13) Bout-de-Zan au bal masqué (13) Bout-de-Zan et le cheminot (13) Bout-de-Zan et le lion (13) La rencontre (14) La marche des rois (13) Au gré des flots (13) L'illustre Machefer (14) Le jocond (14) Bout-de-Zan a la gale (14) L'hôtel de la gare (14) Pâques rouges (14) L'enfant de la roulotte (14) Le coffret de Tolède (14) Les mystères de l'ombre (16) L'engrenage (19) L'énigme (19) On Approval (30) Chances (31) The Love Habit (31) I Like Your Nerve (31) Women Who Play (32) Leap Year (32) No Funny Business (33) Wedding Rehearsal (33) Night Mail (34) Mister Cinders (34) She Shall Have Music (35) The Divine Spark (35) Strangers on Honeymoon (36) Love in Exile (36) Keep Fit (37) French Leave (37) Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel (37) Premiere (38) Owd Bob (38) Dangerous Medicine (38) Many Tanks Mr. Atkins (38) Bees and Honey (38) Almost a Honeymoon (38) Black Magic (38) Crackerjack (38) Luck of the Navy (39) It Happened to One Man (40) Casanova Brown (44) The White Cliffs of Dover (44) One Hearts Were Young and Gay (44) The Man in Half Moon Street (45) Saratoga Trunk (45) Devotion (46) The Imperfect Lady (47) Julia Misbehaves (48) Hills of Home (48) Enchantment (48) 


 
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