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Trauner, Alexandre 1906-1993

Works: 96 works in 202 publications in 7 languages and 2,161 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Musical films  Film noir  Romance films  Prison films  Crime films 
Roles: Set designer , ard, Author, Photographer, Interviewee, Costume designer, Illustrator, prs, Scenarist, Director, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alexandre Trauner
Kiss me, stupid by Billy Wilder( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 325 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 309 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 2005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony le Stéphanois est un homme vieilli et usé qui sort de cinq années de prison. Il a perdu sa place dans le milieu. Son vieil ami Jo le Suédois lui reste pourtant fidèle et lui propose le cambriolage d'une bijouterie. C'est l'occasion pour Tony de faire un dernier gros coup. Le hold-up est minutieusement préparé. Mais une bande rivale surveille Tony et ses amis... (Source : jaquette)
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"
Plucking the daisy by Marc Allégret( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 40 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

How far will a man go to climb the corporate ladder? C.C. 'Bud' Baxter, a lowly insurance clerk, has a trump card: his apartment. He "loans" it out to married company executives for secret trysts. In return, he's well looked after, although he does grapple with his conscience. One day he asks out one of the elevator girls, Miss Kubelik, but she stands him up because of a crisis in her relationship with the big boss, Mr. Sheldrake. On Christmas Eve, Miss Kubelik realizes she is only the most recent in a long line of girls, with possibly disastrous consequences. Bud intervenes, which may give each of them a chance to be more than another faceless employee in a heartless corporation
Alexandre Trauner : décors de cinéma : entretiens avec Jean-Pierre Berthomé by Alexandre Trauner( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in French and held by 31 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 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the 15th century, two strangers dressed as minstrels arrive at a castle in advance of court festivities, and it is revealed that they are actually emissaries of the devil himself, dispatched to spread heartbreak and suffering. Their plans, however, are thwarted by an unexpected intrusion: human love. Often interpreted as an allegory for the Nazi occupation of France, in the period in which it was made
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

A devasting earthquake catches an L.A. subway train in an underground tunnel, destroying the exits out. The tunnels begin to fill with water and its up to a subway lineman to save himself and the passengers from perishing underground
Fedora by Billy Wilder( Visual )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 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."
Reunion the bitter aftermath of Mao's cultural revolution 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

Drôle de drame by Marcel Carné( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in French and held by 16 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)
After Hours by Bertrand Tavernier( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes the friendship between an aging alcoholic jazz musician and a young French jazz fan. Inspired by the real-life friendship between jazz pianist Budd Powell and Francis Paudras
Love in the afternoon by Éric Rohmer( Visual )

2 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in German and English and held by 16 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
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A riveting, visually exciting, strikingly directed version of the Shakespeare play with director Welles in the title role, deceived by Iago (MacLiammoir) into thinking that his beautiful and innocent wife Desdemona (Cloutier) has been unfaithful. Shot between 1949 and 1952 while Welles raised funds a bit at a time by working as an actor for others
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
Alexandre Trauner : cinquante ans de cinéma by Alexandre Trauner( Book )

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

A. Trauner, né à Budapest en 1906, fut le décorateur de la plupart des films de Marcel Carné dans les années 30 et 40 de Drôle de drame aux Enfants du paradis. Récemment, il a réalisé les décors du film de Luc Besson, Subway. Publié à l'occasion de la rétrospective organisée ce mois-ci à Paris
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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

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