- Paul Meurisse, La tête contre les murs, France, 1958.Actor Jean-Pierre Mocky adapted Herve Bazin’s novel and intended to direct but the pre-nouvelle vague mindset said he was too young at 29. Perfect for the main role, said new helmer Georges Franju. Mocky shot some scenes when Franju fell victim to booze and medicine but never got the two veterans he’d always wanted as his character’s shrinks. Berry and Eric von Stroheim were both dead.
Birth year: 1883Death year: 1951Other name: Casting Calls: 1