4 September 1904|
|Died||8 July 1994 89)(aged|
Christian-Jaque (byname of Christian Maudet; 4 September 1904 – 8 July 1994) was a French filmmaker. From 1954 to 1959, he was married to actress Martine Carol, who starred in several of his films, including Lucrèce Borgia (1953), Madame du Barry (1954), and Nana (1955).
Christian-Jaque's 1946 film A Lover's Return was entered into the 1946 Cannes Film Festival. He won the Best Director award at the 1952 Cannes Film Festival for his popular swashbuckler Fanfan la Tulipe. At the 2nd Berlin International Film Festival, he won the Silver Bear award for the same film. In 1959, he was a member of the jury at the 1st Moscow International Film Festival.
Christian-Jaque began his motion picture career in the 1920s as an art director and production designer. By the early 1930s, he had moved into screenwriting and directing. He continued working into the mid-1980s, though from 1970 on, most of his work was done for television. In 1979, he was a member of the jury at the 11th Moscow International Film Festival.
- Josette (1937)
- Boys' School (1938)
- Ernest the Rebel (1938)
- Who Killed Santa Claus? (1941)
- La Symphonie fantastique (1942)
- Voyage sans espoir (1943)
- Boule de suif (1945)
- The Bellman (1945)
- A Lover's Return (1946)
- The Charterhouse of Parma (1948)
- Man to Men (1948)
- Singoalla (1949)
- Lost Souvenirs (1950)
- Barbe-Bleue (1951) and German-language version Bluebeard (1951)
- Adorable Creatures (1952)
- Fanfan la Tulipe (1952)
- Lucrèce Borgia (1953)
- Destinées (1954)
- Madame du Barry (1954)
- If All the Guys in the World (1955)
- Nana (1955)
- The Foxiest Girl in Paris (1957)
- The Law Is the Law (1958)
- Babette Goes to War (1959)
- Love and the Frenchwoman (segment "Le Divorce") (1960)
- Madame (1961)
- Don't Tempt the Devil (1963)
- The Black Tulip (1964)
- Le repas des fauves (1964)
- Le gentleman de Cocody (1965)
- The Dirty Game (1965)
- The Second Twin (1966)
- Le Saint prend l'affût (1966)
- Dead Run (1967)
- Emma Hamilton (1968)
- The Legend of Frenchie King (1971)
- Docteur Justice (1975)
- Southern Cross (1932)
- "Festival de Cannes: A Lover's Return". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-01-03.
- "2nd Berlin International Film Festival: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2009-12-22.
- "1st Moscow International Film Festival (1959)". MIFF. Archived from the original on January 16, 2013. Retrieved 2012-10-27.
- "11th Moscow International Film Festival (1979)". MIFF. Archived from the original on January 16, 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-14.