Duvivier-2

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Duvivier-2 - • By Kobbin Coons* HOLLYWOOD—Julien Duvivier h...
• By Kobbin Coons* HOLLYWOOD—Julien Duvivier h man who makes four or One Movie In One-Duvivier is the man five movies in one. It is a very tiring- business, lie says, and he is going- to take a rest from it. His next movie will be just one movie Duvivier is a little Frenchman | it in Beatrice with relatives, i Twenty Years Ago I William Ziebig of Gage county 1 has sold his quarter section farm i t'i J. M. Swenson of Colorado for j ;? 1 (51'00. Oet Brinton. Beatrice, recovers frcm serious operation which he underwent at local hospital. Ashes of Frank Harrison, formerly formerly a resident of Beatrice, received received here from Kansas City for bri°hteved neat I interment. Was son of late Thom- who dYfipes his ' "s Harrison, one of city's first words with gestures. He has that ! mayors. old Gallic chiu-m you read about. ! w *ter from new wells near Be- that livelv interest in things and jatrice pronounced pure by Lincoln people and good food and wines. He began his multiple-movie career with "Un Garnet cle Bal" back in France. That told many stories, each stemming from a name on a young lady's dance program. When Hollywood got him, he was the first thought for the many-taled "Tales of Manhattan."^,, Manhattan."^,, and from there he went on to the four-storied "For All We Know." This used to be called "Flesh and Fantasy," and its making making sprang from Duvivier's association association with Charles Boyer as a star of "Tales." Boyer was eager to get started as a producer, and this was their first choice. "For All We Know's" four tales all suggest more or less supernatural supernatural influences, dealing with "forces" that rule human lives. Duvivier will tell you that he is not superstitious—"oh, not at all," —but he will also tell you, with gestures, "what I myself know in my own experiece." He will tell you that he draws no conclusions, he merely wonders. Afterward, it i chemists. Charles Mares home at Wilber considerably damaged by fire before before firemen got blaze under con- rol. of 1940 I was making a war propaganda propaganda filhi in'Paris. Camille said it would not be 'timely' when released. released. How right he was! At the time also, the government assigned assigned me to go to Italy to confer about a film there — to boost French-Italian friendship.Cammille said I would never make it. that I would go to Spain instead, and preposterous. And so, in June, Italy made war on France. France | fell, and I was escaping to America-across America-across Spain!" Since then. Duvivier has not j heard from Camille Beuve, so he goes through life not "knowing" what is ahead. Camille would come in handy right now, he says, with a proper title for Duvivier's next movie, about the Fighting French, in which Jean Cabin will star. t)iPiir>(% tn Ampi-ir-a T qaid that wa* , thence to Amenca. I s,aid that WAS A "^ "" '" ^""" is easy to understand why he I — would turn his camera to a story of mysterious forces: It began 10 year ago (he says) when an old friend of his, a charming, aged French actor named Camille Beuve, offered to cast Duvivier's horoscope. He returned returned with a sheet of paper detailing detailing various events which would Hold Everything msLT ^ the director's coming year. a be in its "You put it in a drawer, and at year's end look at it again," said Beuve. Which Duvivier did. At year's end, he says, he was surprised to discover that its predictions had materialized. Year after year, Camille Beuve wrote ovit a Duvivier forecast, and year after year the director checked with increasing interest. There was one year when the' old actor predicted a "big sum of money"—it turned into a windfall of a million francs, from some forgotten forgotten stock. * * * "And match this," says unsuper- stitious Duvivier. "In the spring "No matter how disgusted you get, don't ever again throw, up your hands in despair!"

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  1. Beatrice Daily Sun,
  2. 22 Jun 1943, Tue,
  3. Page 4

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