Knowledge Identifier: +Charles_Boyer
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1899.
Countries: United States (52%), France (23%), United Kingdom (6%)
Linked to: Four Star Television, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, NBC
MGM signed Boyer to a contract, and he loved life in the United States, but nothing much came of his first American stay from 1929 to 1931
Until the early 1930s, Boyer mainly continued making French films, and "Mayerling" co-starring Danielle Darrieux in 1936 made him an international star
Torben Meyer - Two years later, in 1937, Meyer had a number of bit parts; as a servant in "Tovarich" starring Claudette Colbert, Charles Boyer and Basil Rathbone, as Raymond Massey's servant in "The Prisoner of Zenda" starring Ronald Colman in the title role and as Tyrone Power's chauffeur in Sonja Henie's "Thin Ice"
In 1938, he landed his famous role as $Pepe_le_Moko (Pépé_le_Moko), the thief on the run in "Algiers", an English-language remake of the classic French film "Pepe le Moko" with Jean Gabin
John J. Mescall - Unfortunately, after the 1939 "weepie" "When Tomorrow Comes", starring Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer in their second film together, Mescall was limited to working in a series of forgettable films, except for the 1944 film-noir "Dark Waters", starring Merle Oberon, Franchot Tone, and Thomas Mitchell
Victor Francen - In 1940, he was introduced to American films by Charles Boyer and appeared in "Hold Back the Dawn" , "The Tuttles of Tahiti" , "Ten Gentlemen from West Point" , "Tales of Manhattan" , "Mission to Moscow" , "Madame Curie" , "The Desert Song" , "In Our Time" , "Passage to Marseille" , "The Mask of Dimitrios" , "The Conspirators" , "Confidential Agent" , "San Antonio" , "Devotion" , "Night and Day" , "The Beast with Five Fingers" , "The Beginning or the
Boyer became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1942
In 1943, he was awarded an Honorary Oscar Certificate for "progressive cultural achievement" in establishing the French Research Foundation in Los Angeles as a source of reference
Ella Raines - She became the first actor signed to the new production company he had formed with the actor Charles Boyer, "B-H Productions", and made her film debut in "Corvette K-225" in 1943
Another famous role was in the 1944 mystery-thriller "Gaslight" opposite Ingrid Bergman
Boyer's role as Pepe Le Moko was already world famous when animator Chuck Jones based the character of Pepe le Pew, the romantic skunk introduced in 1945's "Odor-able Kitty", on Boyer and his most well-known performance
In 1951, he appeared on the Broadway stage in one of his most notable roles, that of Don Juan, in a dramatic reading of the third act of George Bernard Shaw's "Man and Superman"
Garnet Mimms - In 1961, Mimms and Sam Bell from the Gainors left to form a new group, Garnet Mimms and the Enchanters, with Zola Pearnell and Charles Boyer
He had a notable part as a corrupt city official in the 1969 film version of "The Madwoman of Chaillot", featuring Katharine Hepburn