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Trauner, Alexandre 1906-1993

Works: 100 works in 211 publications in 6 languages and 2,306 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Musical films  Gangster films  Film noir  Romance films  Crime films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Set designer , ard, Author, Photographer, Interviewee, Costume designer, Translator, Illustrator, Performer, prs, Scenarist, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alexandre Trauner
Les enfants du paradis by Marcel Carné( Visual )

15 editions published between 1945 and 2010 in French and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 'theatre street' of Paris in the 1840's, a mime falls in love with the elusive Garance, but her problems with other men keep them apart [c.f. Halliwell's Film Guide]
Kiss me, stupid by Billy Wilder( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two would-be songwriters hijack Dino as he passes through their town. Their attempts to charm him into listening to their songs encounter a problem when one man's wife is the head of Martin's fan club. A substitute is hired to claim his attentions. Things do not exactly work out as planned
Zouzou by Marc Allégret( Visual )

2 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in French and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warner Brothers style backstage musical, in which a talented laundress takes the place of the lead on opening night and saves the show
Du rififi chez les hommes = Rififi by Jules Dassin( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in French and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of a successful jewel robbery in which the four thieves betray each other
Love in the afternoon by Billy Wilder( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Flannegan, an American playboy infamous for his scandalous affairs is smitten by Arlane, the beautiful, innocent daughter of the worldly detective, hired by a man who believes that Frank is carrying on with his wife. Frank turns out to be no match for Arlane and they stumble through one of the funniest seductions
Hôtel du nord by Marcel Carné( Visual )

6 editions published between 1938 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette : dans un petit hôtel sur le canal Saint Martin, chaque chambre a son histoire : un jeune couple d'amoureux aspire au suicide, une fille vit de ses charmes, son ami a livré des acolytes à la police ; certains couples sont mal assortis et puis surtout, il y a Arletty et Louis Jouvet qui voudraient changer d'"atmosphère"
En effeuillant la [marguerite] = Plucking the daisy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When ultra-respectable General Dumont discovers that his nubile daughter Agnes is "A.D.", author of a scandalous under-the-counter novel, he wants her shipped to a convent; but she escapes to Paris, planning to live with her brother, ostensibly a rich artist but really a poor guide in the Balzac Museum. This misunderstanding gets both in serious trouble, and puts Agnes in immediate need of money--just the amount offered as grand prize in an amateur striptease contest, which her new boyfriend, reporter Daniel, is covering for his magazine
The apartment by Billy Wilder( Visual )

7 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"C.C. Baxter est employé à la Sauvegarde, grande compagnie d'assurance. Dans l'espoir d'un avancement il prête souvent son appartement à ses supérieurs qui y emmènent leurs petites amies. Un jour le chef du personnel le convoque et lui apprend qu'il sait tout. Loin de le licencier il lui demande la fameuse clef en échange de la promotion tant attendue ! Mais ce que Baxter ignorait c'est que le chef du personnel allait emmener dans son appartement la belle Fran Kubelik, la femme dont il est secrètement amoureux..." (Source : jaquette)
Alexandre Trauner : décors de cinéma : entretiens avec Jean-Pierre Berthomé by Alexandre Trauner( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les visiteurs du soir by Marcel Carné( Visual )

4 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in French and German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A la fin du 15ème siècle, Gilles et Dominique, deux ménestrels venus de nulle part, arrivent au château du baron Hugues. Très vite, Gilles séduit Anne, la fille du baron, alors que Dominique séduit à la fois Hugues et le fiancé d'Anne. Mais leurs sentiments sont-ils véritables ? Gilles et Dominique sont des envoyés du Diable. Et si leurs amours se révèlent effectivement sincères, ils devront alors affronter leur employeur, soit le Diable en personne..." [Source: jaquette]
Dam e sobh = Day break by Marcel Carné( Visual )

5 editions published between 1939 and 2007 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Iran, capital punishment is carried out according to Islamic law, which gives the family of the victim ownership of the offender's life. Day Break, based on a compilation of true stories and shot inside Tehran's century-old prison, revolves around the imminent execution of Mansour, a man found guilty of murder. When the family of the victim repeatedly fails to show up on the appointed day, Mansour's execution is postponed again and again. Stuck inside the purgatory of his own mind, he waits as time passes on without him, caught between life and death, retribution and forgiveness"--Container
Fedora by Billy Wilder( Visual )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La jaquette indique : "Fedora, grande star hollywoodienne désormais retirée en Europe, met fin à sa vie en se jetant sous un train. Lors de ses funérailles, le producteur Barry Detweiler se remémore sa dernière rencontre avec elle, deux semaines auparavant à Corfou. Il s'était alors rendu sur l'île dans l'espoir de convaincre la célèbre actrice de revenir sur le devant de la scène, en la faisant jouer dans une adaptation d'Anna Karénine. Mais Fedora, bien mystérieuse et difficile à atteindre, vivait recluse et sous la surveillance de la vieille comtesse Sobryanski, du docteur Vando et de ses domestiques."
Drôle de drame by Marcel Carné( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michel Simon stars as a writer of crime novels who gets his ideas from his daughter. His uneventful, bourgeois existence is disrupted when his cousin, a vicar, arrives unannounced. The novelist's wife is thrown into a panic because her servants have quit and she must assume the cooking duties. She refuses to entertain the visitor and hides in the kitchen. Simon explains that his wife is visiting friends but the vicar disbelieves the story and spreads the word that the writer has murdered his spouse. Scotland Yard arrives to investigate. (Does not circulate)
The reunion by Jerry Schatzberg( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in French and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nach fast 60 Jahren macht sich ein Amerikaner in Stuttgart auf die Suche nach einer verlorenen Freundschaft, die der Sohn jüdischer Eltern 1932 mit einem Aristokratensproß einging und die unter dem Druck der Verhältnisse zu zerbrechen schien. Der Freund von damals ist entgegen dem Anschein kein Nazi geworden, sondern Widerstandskämpfer. [...]" []
Dans les rues de Dublin by Alexandre Trauner( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Round midnight by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris, 1959. Dale Turner, saxophoniste dans la dèche, est engagé dans un club du quartier Saint-Germain; il est constamment surveillé par sa compagne, Buttercup, qui reçoit ses émoluments et l'empêche de boire. Francis, jeune Français fou du jazz, prend contact avec Turner et lie amitié avec lui. Bientôt, c'est Francis qui prend en charge la carrière du musicien, ce qui ne va pas sans lui créer des ennuis. Mais Turner, soutenu par ses amis recouvre sa dignité et se sent prêt à retourner jouer aux États-Unis
Othello by Orson Welles( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Moor, Othello finds great success as a warrior, but is brought down by an envious underling who causes Othello to doubt his true and faithful wife
One, two, three by Billy Wilder( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin, after the Second World War: C.R. MacNamara presides over the German branch of Coca-Cola, dreaming of being promoted to London, by capturing the untapped Russian market. His plans for advancement run into a snag, when he is asked to watch over the boss' ditsy, impulsive 17 year-old daughter Scarlett on her European vacation. Unsurprisingly, she almost immediately gets into trouble of the worst kind by slipping across the border to East Germany, to marry the violently anti-Yankee Communist Otto. When the home office headman decides to visit his daughter, Cagney masterminds an elaborate masquerade that backfires
Subway by Luc Besson( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in Multiple languages and French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fred, a casual thief and cool rebel on the run, literally goes underground to escape his pursuers; he encounters a motley collection of subway denizens, including Helena, both his would-be lover and victim. "A sly mix of humor, whimsy, suspense and social comment."
Mozart's Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in Italian and French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story centers around a young nobleman who is obsessed with amorous conquest. It follows his romantic exploits and continued encounters with Donna Anna, the woman who plots to destroy him
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Alternative Names
Alexandre Trauner

Alexandre Trauner Hongaars scenograaf (1906-1993)

Alexandre Trauner Hungarian art director

Alexandre Trauner scenografo ungherese

Alexandre Trauner ungarischer Szenenbildner

Alexandre Trauner Ungarsk scenograf (1906-1993)

Sándor Trauner

Trau 1906-1993

Trauner 1906-1993

Trauner, A. 1906-1993

Trauner, A. (Alexandre), 1906-1993

Trauner, Alex 1906-1993

Trauner, Alexander 1906-1993

Trauner, Alexandre

Trauner, Sándor 1906-1993

Trauner Sándor Magyar származású díszlettervező

Александр Траунер

Александр Тронер французький художник кіно