SACHA GUITRY

Writer

Sacha Guitry (1885-1957) was a very prolific dramatic author who wrote over a hundred theater plays and adapted a great number of them into movies, in which he often starred. His complete work compiles 33 movies, including Le Roman d'un tricheur (Confessions of a cheat), DésiréMon père avait raison (My father was right), Quadrille, Ils étaient neuf célibataires (Nine bachelors), La Poison, Si Versailles m'était conté (Royal Affairs in Versailles), Assassins et voleurs (Lovers and thieves).
In 1914, Sacha Guitry stayed in Deauville, where he met a group of Parisians expatriates on the coast of Normandy at the Normandy Hotel. There, he organized a gala for the benefit of war veterans.
"Le petit carnet rouge" is the story of his stay in Deauville.

During the summer of 1956, Sacha Guitry shot in Deauville, on the beach and in the Normandy Hotel, some scenes for his penultimate film: Lovers and Thieves, the first movie starring Jean Poiret and Michel Serrault. Very ill and having to direct the movie from his wheelchair, Sacha Guitry found in Jean Poiret a quick diction and a strange mix of elegance and nonchalance close to his own acting.

The main interest in travelling is bothering others once you get back!
Extract from "Le petit Carnet rouge"