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Marcel Varnel est un Réalisateur et Producteur Français né le 16 octobre 1894 à Paris (France)

Marcel Varnel

Marcel Varnel
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Nom de naissance Marcel Hyacinth Le Bozec
Nationalité France
Naissance 16 octobre 1894 à Paris (France)
Mort 13 juillet 1947 (à 52 ans) à Sussex de l'Ouest (Royaume-uni)

Marcel Hyacinth Le Bozec, dit Marcel Varnel, né le 16 octobre 1894 à Paris, et mort le 13 juillet 1947 à Rogate (Royaume-Uni), est un réalisateur et producteur de cinéma français.

Biographie

Marcel Hyacinth Le Bozec naît le 16 octobre 1894 à Paris. Il commence à travailler comme acteur sur les scènes de théâtre parisiennes mais devient rapidement metteur en scène de comédies musicales. En 1925, il part s'installer à New York, où il dirige plusieurs opérettes, comédies musicales et drames à Broadway, pour le compte de la famille Shubert. Puis il quitte New York pour Hollywood où il réalise trois thrillers à petit budget.

En 1934, il part pour l'Angleterre et c'est en tant que metteur en scène de comédies britanniques, d'abord pour British International Pictures, à Elstree, ensuite, en 1936, pour Gainsborough Pictures, qu'il produit ses meilleurs films, en particulier ceux dans lesquels on retrouve Will Hay, Graham Moffatt, Moore Marriott, The Crazy Gang, Arthur Askey et George Formby.

Marcel Varnel est mort dans un accident de la route le 13 juillet 1947 près de Rake dans le Sussex.

Le plus souvent avec

Val Guest
Val Guest
(16 films)
Peter Gawthorne
Peter Gawthorne
(12 films)
R.E. Dearing
R.E. Dearing
(14 films)
George Formby
George Formby
(9 films)
Moore Marriott
Moore Marriott
(10 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmographie de Marcel Varnel (39 films)

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Réalisateur

George in Civvy Street, 1h19
Réalisé par Marcel Varnel
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Acteurs George Formby, Ronald Shiner, Ian Fleming, Wally Patch
Note67% 3.351023.351023.351023.351023.35102
This comedy film portrays George Formby leaving the forces and becoming a village pub owner, who works to turn a waitress from her current boss, a rival pub owner. Formby falls in love with the waitress, and various battles ensue between the pub rivals.
I Didn't Do It
Réalisé par Marcel Varnel
Genres Comédie, Policier
Acteurs George Formby, Carl Jaffe, Wally Patch, Ian Fleming, Dennis Wyndham, Jack Raine
Note68% 3.4189653.4189653.4189653.4189653.418965
An actor staying at a theatrical boarding house is framed for a murder.
He Snoops to Conquer, 1h43
Réalisé par Marcel Varnel
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Acteurs George Formby, Elizabeth Allen, Elizabeth Allan, Aubrey Mallalieu, Gordon McLeod, Katie Johnson
Note67% 3.369133.369133.369133.369133.36913
The film is set in immediate post-war Britain. After being ordered to do a piece on town planning two newspapermen randomly pick on the small, industrial town of Tangleton. After arriving at the town hall the only man they can find working is the odd job man, George Gribble, who gives them a guided tour of the town. However, they run a negative angle on the story highlighting the fact that the wealthy leader of the council, Mr Oxbold, lives in a giant house by himself while Gribble is one of fourteen staying in a tiny slum house. When they read the article, the town's leaders order Gribble to do an public opinion investigation around the town. Instead of doing a cross section as ordered, he interviews the entire town's population. The results he produces shock the town's complacent leaders, who discover the people are deeply unhappy with the status quo and wants radical changes in living conditions and other services. This is a blow to the council leader and his colleagues who all have financial interests in keeping the town as it is. Oxbold is a slum landlord who fears a Whitehall scheme to demolish much of the existing town and rebuild it with council houses. To avert this, Oxbold and his colleagues decide to send off to London only those limited number of forms which praise the current situation. Gribble is ordered to burn the rest but, not wishing to waste paper, he puts them out for salvage instead.
Bell-Bottom George, 1h37
Réalisé par Marcel Varnel
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Guerre, Comédie
Thèmes Documentaire sur la guerre, Documentaire historique, Musique, Politique, Documentaire sur la Seconde Guerre mondiale
Acteurs George Formby, Reginald Purdell, Anne Firth, Peter Murray-Hill, Dennis Wyndham, Eliot Makeham
Note59% 2.9598152.9598152.9598152.9598152.959815
George Blake (Formby) is a waiter with ambitions to join the Navy, although he's been rejected several times, because of a weak heart. But during an air raid he's mistaken for a sailor because he's wearing the clothes of a navy friend who's borrowed his to go to a Lock-in at a pub. George is spotted by military police who think he is AWOL and escort him back to Naval barracks. He impresses the sailors there with his songs and ukulele playing, and is recruited to play at the "Spick and Span" troop radio concert in London. Somehow, along the way, he stumbles on a group of Nazi spies using a taxidermists shop as a front, and foils their plot to blow up a British submarine, "The Firefly". He also impresses and wins the heart of Pat (Anne Firth}, the Wren he's fallen for.
Get Cracking
Réalisé par Marcel Varnel
Genres Guerre, Comédie, Romance
Thèmes Documentaire sur la guerre, Documentaire historique, Politique, Documentaire sur la Seconde Guerre mondiale
Acteurs George Formby, Dinah Sheridan, Edward Rigby, Ronald Shiner, Frank Pettingell, Harry Fowler
Note62% 3.1038053.1038053.1038053.1038053.103805
This comedy explores the wayward rivalry between mechanic and Home Guard lance corporal George Singleton (George Formby) and an adversary also in the Home Guard (Ronald Shiner). When the rival Home Guard units of Major Wallop and Minor Wallop are sent on battle manoeuvres, George Singleton (Formby) launches his own unique style of commando raid against neighbouring Major Wallop to steal a Vickers machine gun. The raid fails and Singleton loses his lance corporal's stripe, so he and a little evacuee girl named Irene (Vera Frances) decide to fall back on 'Plan B' - to build their very own tank. The venture is such a success that George is made a sergeant.
King Arthur Was a Gentleman, 1h39
Réalisé par Marcel Varnel
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Musical
Thèmes Documentaire sur la guerre, Documentaire historique, Musique, Politique, Documentaire sur la Seconde Guerre mondiale
Acteurs Arthur Askey, Vera Frances, Brefni O'Rorke, Anne Shelton, Ronald Shiner
Note57% 2.880892.880892.880892.880892.88089
Set during World War II, the plot involves the diminutive Arthur joining the army to prove himself to his girlfriend Susan (Evelyn Dall), who is in the same unit as him. Here, his idealistic notions about King Arthur prompt his messmates to trick him into believing that a sword they have dug up is the fabled Excalibur. Armed with this talisman Arthur strides forth to deal with the Wehrmacht.
Gasbags
Gasbags (1941)
, 1h17
Réalisé par Marcel Varnel, Walter Forde
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Guerre, Comédie, Action, Aventure
Thèmes Documentaire sur la guerre, Documentaire historique, Politique, Documentaire sur la Seconde Guerre mondiale
Acteurs Moore Marriott, Wally Patch, Peter Gawthorne, Frederick Valk, Eric Clavering, Carl Jaffe
Note56% 2.8272552.8272552.8272552.8272552.827255
The film brims with British comedy talent of the period. The Crazy Gang’s mobile fish and chip shop is accidentally tied to a barrage balloon and the gang is carried to Nazi Germany. They are captured but break out of prison, impersonate Adolf Hitler and return to England in a stolen secret weapon.
The Ghost of St. Michael's, 1h22
Réalisé par Marcel Varnel
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Espionnage, Politique
Acteurs Will Hay, Claude Hulbert, Charles Hawtrey, John Laurie, Raymond Huntley, Felix Aylmer
Note68% 3.438443.438443.438443.438443.43844
William Lamb , un professeur de sciences, est engagé par un collège récemment transféré, en raison de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, au château éloigné de Dunbain, sur l'île de Skye, en Écosse. Lamb s'installe dans son nouvel environnement et se familiarise avec les différentes traditions et légendes écossaises locales et noue une amitié avec un de ses collègue, Hilary Teasdale.
I Thank You, 1h23
Réalisé par Marcel Varnel
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Thèmes Documentaire sur la guerre, Documentaire historique, Politique, Documentaire sur la Seconde Guerre mondiale
Acteurs Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt, Peter Gawthorne, Kathleen Harrison
Note61% 3.061123.061123.061123.061123.06112
The film is set in London during World War II at the time of the Blitz. The leads are a couple of out of work variety entertainers who use great ingenuity in their efforts to get financial assistance to "put on a show". Hoping to put their proposal to the formidable Lady Randall, ex-music hall star Lily Morris, they infiltrate her house in the guise of a servant (Murdoch) and cook (Askey - in drag). After some farcical interludes, they achieve their aim after Lady Randall is persuaded to sing an old music hall standard "Waiting at the Church" at an impromptu show located underground at Aldwych tube station, - used during wartime as an underground bomb shelter. As the ex-music hall star, Lily Morris plays herself. The title of the film is a gentrified version of Arthur Askey's famous catch-phrase - "I thangyew". Also in the film is elderly comic actor Moore Marriott who plays Lady Randall's somewhat eccentric father and the somewhat ubiquitous 'Albert' (Graham Moffatt) who appears under that name in the comedy films of both Will Hay and Arthur Askey.
Georges roi de la mode, 1h21
Réalisé par Marcel Varnel
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie, Musical
Thèmes La musique, Théâtre, Musique, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre
Acteurs George Formby, Elliott Mason, Edward Chapman, Ronald Ward, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Michael Rennie
Note66% 3.334483.334483.334483.334483.33448
George Pearson travaille comme contremaître chez Dawson, une entreprise de lingerie qui fabrique des sous-vêtements féminins avec des modèles désuets. Lorsque le directeur de l'usine, Nelson, est licencié pour avoir trompé l'entreprise, George est promu à sa place. George se précipite chez lui pour dire à sa fiancée, Lydia, que son salaire a été augmenté, et qu'ils vont enfin pouvoir se marier. George révèle anxieusement ses plans de mariage à sa mère dominatrice. Elle fait semblant d'avoir des problèmes cardiaques pour gagner sa sympathie et maintenir son emprise sur George. Lorsque les jeunes mariés emménagent dans leur nouvelle maison, elle continue d'entraver leur relation comme elle le peut.
South American George, 1h32
Réalisé par Marcel Varnel, Leslie Arliss
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Acteurs George Formby, Linden Travers, Enid Stamp Taylor, Felix Aylmer, Ronald Shiner, Alf Goddard
Note60% 3.01793.01793.01793.01793.0179
A press agent hurries to bring in a substitute after a South American opera star flops. A lookalike takes over from the tenor, but chaos ensues when the bogus singer finds himself hunted by paid assassins.
Band Waggon, 1h25
Réalisé par Marcel Varnel
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie, Musical
Thèmes Musique
Acteurs Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch, Pat Kirkwood, Moore Marriott, Peter Gawthorne, Donald Calthrop
Note55% 2.7795052.7795052.7795052.7795052.779505
Arthur Askey and Stinker Murdoch, two out-of-work performers, are living on the roof of the Broadcasting House in Central London. After being called in for an audition with the BBC three months before, they were forgotten about and settled down to live there waiting for their big chance. One day an item from their clothes line falls and hits Claude Pilkington, a senior figure at the BBC, who has them evicted. They are forced to pack up all their belongings and leave.