Chenal, Pierre

From Astro-Databank
Jump to: navigation, search
Chenal, Pierre Gender: M
Cohen, Philippe James
born on 5 December 1904 at 05:35 (= 05:35 AM )
Place Bruxelles, Belgium, 50n50, 4e20
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Michiels
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 12°41' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 17°35 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 20°42'

Pierre Chenal


Belgian born French director and screenwriter who flourished in the 1930s, and was best known for film noir thrillers such as the 1937 film L’Alibi, where he worked with Erich von Stroheim and Louis Jouvet. In 1939 he made Le Dernier Tournant, the first of many film treatments of James M. Cain's celebrated novel, The Postman Always Rings Twice.

Chenel was Jewish and was forced to flee occupied France for South America in 1942.He made a number of films while living in Argentina and more in France after the war; but his post-war work never achieved the success and popularity of his pre-war efforts.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Social : Begin Travel 1942 (left for Argentina)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 23 December 1990 in La Garenne Colombes
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Archives de Bruxelles


  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist (filmmaker)
  • Vocation : Engineer : Civil