Marcel Dalio Overview:

Character actor, Marcel Dalio, was born Israel Moshe Blauschild on Jul 17, 1900 in Paris, France. Dalio died at the age of 83 on Nov 20, 1983 in Paris, France .


Marcel Dalio was a short, dark, dapper and incisive French actor who appeared with distinction in films from many countries. He was never quite a star, even in his  native France where he started in revues and music-halls, but he was a much respected craftsman who brought all his roles, however small, briskly to life and created instantly identifiable characters.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).



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Marcel Dalio Quotes:

Uncle Desmond Bonnard: What's the occasion, this time?
Grandpere Bonnard: The Widow Latouche is waiting; I'm late.
Uncle Desmond Bonnard: Ho ho ho! It will unscrew your billiard table!
Uncle Louis Bonnard: Believe me, not even a young man can go out every night dancing and never sleep. Something will collapse: maybe the arteries or the veins...
Grandpere Bonnard: The one who knows of a better way to die-will he step forward?

Focquet: I will join de Gaulle.
Howard: De Gaulle? Who's de Gaulle?
Focquet: De Gaulle, monsieur? He is one who was neither a traitor nor a coward. He's the true France.
Howard: I'm afraid I've never heard of him.
Focquet: You will, monsieur.

Jacques Bonnard: Believe me, my love; this bird, in his song-which I understand completely-has expressed a desire to live his own life! It is a desire that must be respected.
Robert 'Bibi' Bonnard: How do you know what he wants, papa?
Susan Bonnard: Your father, it seems, understands the language of birds. The first day we met, he told me that he'd been speaking with a lark, who wished us to visit him in the woods.
Robert 'Bibi' Bonnard: This is how it happened?
Jacques Bonnard: This is how it began.
Grandpere Bonnard: [to Susan] And you-the bird's wish was granted? You went into the woods with him?
[Susan glances at Bibi, then shrugs]
Grandpere Bonnard: You cannot be all Scotch!
[to Jacques]
Grandpere Bonnard: And you are even better than I thought!

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