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Abel Gance by the Studio Harcourt
Abel Eugène Alexandre Péréthon
25 October 1889
||10 November 1981
||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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Poster by Cândido de Faria for the silent film Le tragique amour de Mona Lisa (1912) written by Gance. Collection EYE Film Institute Netherlands.