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Max Varnel est un Réalisateur Français né le 21 mars 1925 à Paris (France)

Max Varnel

Max Varnel
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Nom de naissance Max Le Bozec
Nationalité France
Naissance 21 mars 1925 à Paris (France)
Mort 15 janvier 1996 (à 70 ans) à Sydney (Australie)

Max Varnel (1925–1996) was a French-born film and television director who worked primarily in the United Kingdom and Australia.

Born Max Le Bozec in Paris, France, he was the son of film producer/director Marcel Varnel. He began his career in 1951 as the assistant director of The Magic Box and continued in this capacity for The Card, Devil Girl from Mars, and The Cockleshell Heroes, among others. His sole directing credits encompass a long string of B movies, including Top Floor Girl, Web of Suspicion, The Child and the Killer, Crash Drive, Moment of Indiscretion, A Woman Possessed, and Mrs. Gibbons' Boys.

Varnel's television credits include The Vise, Interpol Calling, The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre, Softly Softly, and The Troubleshooters in the UK, and The Evil Touch, Glenview High, The Young Doctors, and Neighbours in Australia, where he emigrated in the early 1970s.

Varnel died of a heart attack in Sydney at the age of 70.

Le plus souvent avec

Brian Clemens
Brian Clemens
(11 films)
Denis Shaw
Denis Shaw
(5 films)
Kay Callard
Kay Callard
(4 films)
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Filmographie de Max Varnel (18 films)

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Mrs. Gibbons' Boys, 1h22
Réalisé par Max Varnel
Origine Royaume-uni
Thèmes Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre
Acteurs Kathleen Harrison, Lionel Jeffries, Diana Dors, John Le Mesurier, David Lodge, Dick Emery
Note61% 3.059663.059663.059663.059663.05966
An ageing widow finally finds new love and happiness; but matters are complicated when her two convict sons escape from prison and beg her to hide them.
Dans les griffes de la Gestapo, 1h10
Réalisé par Max Varnel
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame
Acteurs Eric Flynn, Petra Davies, Francis De Wolff, Martin Benson, Noël Dyson, André Maranne
Note50% 2.528522.528522.528522.528522.52852
1939/1945. Un village sous l'occupation allemande. Le capitaine Strafen est un homme humain. Malgré tout, il ne parvient pas à éviter la torture de résistants faits prisonniers par la Gestapo. Les résistants décident de se venger en attaquant la Kommandantur. Maria, aimée du capitaine, lui soutire les renseignements mais finit par l'aimer aussi.
Enter Inspector Duval
Réalisé par Max Varnel
Genres Drame, Policier
Acteurs Anton Diffring, Diane Hart, Mark Singleton
Note53% 2.677842.677842.677842.677842.67784
A French policeman, Inspector Duval, is brought to London to help his British colleagues crack a case. It was based on a story by Jacques Monteux.
Murder in Eden, 1h3
Réalisé par Max Varnel
Origine Royaume-uni
Acteurs Ray McAnally, Norman Rodway, Mark Singleton, Angela Douglas
Note56% 2.802282.802282.802282.802282.80228
After he discovers a famous painting is fake, a noted art critic is killed by a hit-and-run driver. Inspector Sharkey of Scotland Yard joins forces with French magazine reporter Geneviève Beaujean to investigate.
Part-Time Wife, 1h10
Réalisé par Max Varnel
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Acteurs Anton Rodgers, Nyree Dawn Porter, Mark Singleton
Note56% 2.82242.82242.82242.82242.8224
Footloose and fancy-free bachelor Drew needs to find a wife to impress a visiting rich uncle. The uncle has made it clear Drew will only inherit his business when he's married and respectable. Drew's friends Tom and Jenny agree to help him out by allowing Jenny to pose as his wife. Tom is a struggling insurance salesman, and Drew promises him a big insurance deal to add incentive. Farcical complications ensue.
A Taste of Money, 1h11
Réalisé par Max Varnel
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Comédie
Acteurs Dick Emery, Jean Cadell, John Bennett, Ralph Michael

An elderly spinster who works as a cashier for an insurance company, plots to rob her employers, by concocting the perfect crime.
Sentenced for Life, 1h4
Réalisé par Max Varnel
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Drame, Policier
Acteurs Basil Dignam, Jack Gwillim, Francis Matthews, Nyree Dawn Porter
Note63% 3.17143.17143.17143.17143.1714
Engineer John Richards is wrongly accused of selling secrets to enemy agents, and receives a life sentence in prison. Richards suspects his ex-partner Ralph Thompson is responsible for framing him, and asks his son, Jim, a law student, to investigate.
Web of Suspicion, 1h10
Réalisé par Max Varnel
Origine Royaume-uni
Acteurs Philip Friend, Susan Beaumont

Schoolteacher Bradley Wells is wrongly accused of murdering a girl pupil, and is nearly lynched by angry townspeople. But with the help of his art teacher girlfriend Janet he discovers the real murderer, and works with Janet to clear his name and save the school from another tragedy.
Crash Drive, 1h5
Réalisé par Max Varnel
Origine Royaume-uni
Thèmes Sport
Acteurs Dermot Walsh, Wendy Williams, Ian Fleming, Anton Rodgers, Grace Arnold, Rolf Harris
Note49% 2.468672.468672.468672.468672.46867
Paul Dixon is an international racing driver severely depressed after being paralysed from the waist down in a crash. He seems to have lost everything, including his will to live. His estranged wife Ann returns to him in the wake of the accident and attempts to cure him of his despair.
L'enfant et le tueur, 1h5
Réalisé par Max Varnel
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Policier
Acteurs Robert Arden, Richard Williams, Patricia Driscoll, Robert Raglan
Note47% 2.3887152.3887152.3887152.3887152.388715
Mather (Ryck Rydon), un meurtrier psychopathe en fuite, parle à un petit garçon très imaginatif, Tommy (joué par Richard Williams, 11 ans), en lui faisant croire que s'il le récupère tranquillement avec un fusil et de la nourriture, Mather lui donnera une introduction favorable au hors-la-loi Jesse James.
The Great Van Robbery, 1h11
Réalisé par Max Varnel
Origine Royaume-uni
Genres Policier
Acteurs Denis Shaw, Kay Callard, Philip Saville
Note57% 2.8815852.8815852.8815852.8815852.881585
Scotland Yard teams up with Interpol to discover the origins of stolen money in a private bank account in Rio de Janeiro. Assigning their best detective Caesar Smith to the case, the money is soon traced to a robbery from a Royal Mint van. Investigations lead to a coffee storehouse where a worker is found murdered and the remaining loot discovered.