10 Facts about Marcel Pagnol

Post On: May 19, 2017
By: Agustina

You will be informed with the famous French novelist, filmmaker and playwright on Facts about Marcel Pagnol. He was born on February 28th, 1895 and died on April 18th, 1974. People still recognize him as one of the greatest filmmakers from France in 20th century. There is no need to wonder that he was elected for Académie française in 1946. Get more ideas about Pagnol below:

Facts about Marcel Pagnol 1: an excellent writer

Pagnol was known as an excellent writer for he had written his works in various forms. He had created a film, drama, novel and memoir.

Facts about Marcel Pagnol 2: the birthplace

The birthplace of Pagnol was located in Aubagne, Bouches-du-Rhône département. His mother was Augustine Lansot who worked as a seamstress. His father was Joseph Pagnol who worked as a schoolteacher.

Facts about Marcel Pagnol

Facts about Marcel Pagnol

Facts about Marcel Pagnol 3: childhood

Marcel had a younger sister named Germaine. Paul and Rene were the names of his younger brothers.  He along with his siblings was raised in Marseille.

Facts about Marcel Pagnol 4: death of his mother

His mother passed away at the age of 36 after he had a chest infection on June 16th, 1910. In 1912, his father married again.

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Facts about Marcel Pagnol 5: education

He preferred to study literature to philosophy by letting go the study of the latter subject in 1913.

Marcel Pagnol Facts

Marcel Pagnol Facts

Facts about Marcel Pagnol 6: discharged from the army

Due to his poor constitution, Pagnol was discharged from the army in January 1915 during the First World War.

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Facts about Marcel Pagnol 7: marriage

Pagnol and Simone Colin married on March 2nd, 1916 in Marseille. Pagnol earned his English degree in November 1916. Then he earned a job as an English teacher. Since 1926, the couple separated. In 1941, both divorced. Then he developed a relationship with Kitty Murphy.

Facts about Marcel Pagnol 8: playwriting

He changed his life by focusing on playwriting than on teaching English in 1927. He collaborated with Paul Nivoix to write Merchants of Glory.

Marcel Pagnol

Marcel Pagnol

Facts about Marcel Pagnol 9: Marius

Another famous play of Pagnol was Marius. On October 10th, 1931, Marius was released in the cinema. The director was Alexander Korda.

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Facts about Marcel Pagnol 10: film production

He established his film production in 1932. In the next 10 years, Pagnol was capable to create his own movies. Moreover, he also took various roles in the production such as a script translator, scriptwriter, director, financier and head of studio. He had worked with the greatest French actors at that time.

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