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Abel Gance
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Abel Gance by the Studio Harcourt
Born
Abel Eugène Alexandre Péréthon

(1889-10-25)25 October 1889
Paris, France
Died 10 November 1981(1981-11-10) (aged 92)
Paris, France
Spouse(s) Mathilde Angèle Thizeau, Marguerite Danis (1894–1986), Sylvie Grenade (Marie Odette Vérité) (1902–1978)

Abel Gance (25 October 1889 – 10 November 1981) was a French film director and producer, writer and actor. A pioneer in the theory and practice of montage, he is best known for three major silent films: J'accuse (1919), La Roue (1923), and Napoléon (1927).

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