Guy du Fresnay

Guy Du Fresnay was a French writer and silent film director best known for his silent films of the late 1910s and early 1920s. He was awarded the Legion of Honor in 1919.[1]

Guy Du Fresnay
Born(1877-11-23)23 November 1877
Died20 September 1937(1937-09-20) (aged 59)
OccupationSilent film director
Years active1918—1923

He is the descendant of French writer Maria Du Fresnay and of French knight Ange Du Fresnay, as well as the ancestor of French essayist and economist Philippe Du Fresnay.


He started as a writer before turning scenarist then eventually film director.

He worked notably for the Gaumont Film Company.


  • Démon du foyer, Le (1912)
  • Jardin du pirate, Le (1918)
  • Cathédrale merveilleuse, La (1918)
  • De la coupe aux lèvres (1920)
  • Ami des montagnes, L' (1920)
  • Ailes s'ouvrent, Les (1921)
  • Margot (1922)
  • Frou-Frou (1923)


See also


  1. decree of the French Ministry of war dated 11 January 1919.
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