Robert Le Vigan

  1. Pierre Renoir, Les enfants du paradis  (Children of Paradise), France, 1943.    Le Vigan swiftly quit the production in Nice once Allied forces landed in Sicily. With reason. He was captured  and  jailed for ten years hard labour in 1946 for collaboration with the Nazi occupation forces in France and anti-Semitic propaganda on Radio Paris. Among those appearing on his behalf, suggesting he was a weakling led astray by fascist author Louis-Ferdinand Céline, was the film’s star, Jean-Louis Barrault.  Le Vigan escaped to Argentina where he died  in poverty and insane.  For Marlon Brando, this was the best film ever made

 Birth year: 1900Death year: 1972Other name: Casting Calls:  1