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René Guissart (director)

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René Guissart
Director Marion Fairfax and René Guissart are on the platform for The Lying Truth (1922)
Born24 October 1888
Died19 May 1960 (1960-05-20) (aged 71)
Film director
Years active1916–1939

René Guissart (24 October 1888 – 19 May 1960) was a French film director and cinematographer. During the 1920s and 1930s he worked as cinematographer on many British films many of them for British International Pictures. He also worked on MGM's 1925 epic Ben-Hur. From 1931 Guissart began directing and had made twenty eight films by 1939.

Selected filmography




  • Phillips, Alastair. City of Darkness, City of Light: Émigré Filmmaker in Paris 1929-1939. Amsterdam University Press, 2004.

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