Corinne Luchaire

  1. Arletty, Le jour se leve,  France, 1939.     Realisateur Marcel Carné wanted a new partner for Jean Gabin. Not Michele Morgan, not Arletty.  He settled upon Corinne,  shooting  Léonide  Moguy’s Déserteur on another Billancourt stage. She was flattered – but booked in Nice for Le Dernier Tournant – the French title disguised the fact  that this was the first of four versions of James M Cain’s The Postman Always Rings Twice. Carné went back to Arletty – five times more expensive than for  the previous year’s Hôtel du Nord,.
  2. Simone Signoret, Dédée d’Anvers, France, 1947.     Corinne was the first Dédée – planned in 1939 by realisateur Pierre Chenal… She never filmed again after  Italy’s Abbandono1940. Soon after the Liberation,  she was  jailed, condemned to National Degradation (deprivation of civil rights) for ten years  and long banned from acting due to  collaboration with the enemy during the German Occupation of France. As if she had much choice in her 20s… Her father, media czar Jean Luchaire, was executed  for his involvement with the Germans. 

 Birth year: 1921Death year: 1950Other name: Casting Calls:  2