I have seen 36/72 of Julien Duvivier’s films. Here is an excellent article in which David Cairns talks about the difficulty in obtaining Duvivier’s films. Yet the films that remain available are superb enough. Note: September, 2010, I explored Duvivier’s filmography. Ranked. Tier One: Excellent Poil de Carotte/The Red Head (1932) Un carnet de bal (1937) La belle équipe/They Were Five/The Good Crew (1936) Chair de poule/Highway Pick-up (1963) Flesh and Fantasy (1943) Tier Two: Very Good Voici le temps des assassins…/Deadlier Than the Male (1956) Anna Karenina (1948) Pépé le Moko (1937) La fin du jour/The End of the… Read more

I have seen 36/72 of Julien Duvivier’s films. Here is an excellent article in which David Cairns talks about the difficulty in obtaining Duvivier’s films.

Yet the films that remain available are superb enough.

Note: September, 2010, I explored Duvivier’s filmography.

Ranked.

Tier One: Excellent
Poil de Carotte/The Red Head (1932)
Un carnet de bal (1937)
La belle équipe/They Were Five/The Good Crew (1936)
Chair de poule/Highway Pick-up (1963)
Flesh and Fantasy (1943)

Tier Two: Very Good
Voici le temps des assassins…/Deadlier Than the Male (1956)
Anna Karenina (1948)
Pépé le Moko (1937)
La fin du jour/The End of the Day (1939)
La Fete a Henriette (1952)
Marie-Octobre (1959)
Don Camillo (1952)
Poil de carotte (1925)
Le retour de Don Camillo (1953)

Tier Three: Decent Efforts
The Great Waltz (1938) not in database
L’Imposteur/The Imposter/Strange Confession (1944)
Lydia (1941)
David Golder (1931)
Diaboliquement vôtre/Diabolically Yours (1967)
Black Jack (1950)
Marie Antoinette (1938)
L’affaire Maurizius/On Trial (1954)
Le mystère de la tour Eiffel (1927)
Panique/Panic (1947)
La bandera (1935)
Maria Chapdelaine (1934)
Le tourbillon de Paris/The Maelstrom of Paris (1928)
Marianne de ma jeunesse/Marianne of My Youth (1955/I)
Pot-Bouille/Lovers of Paris (1957)
Untel père et fils/Immortal France/The Heart of a Nation (1943)
Le golem/Golem: Legend of Prague (1936)
La chambre ardente/The Burning Court (1962)
Golgotha (1935)
Au bonheur des dames (1930)

Tier Four: Meh
Tales of Manhattan (1942)

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