Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 280-283. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.
He began as a stage actor but one evening his voice was suddenly blocked by fear. He related this accident in La fin du jour (1939) where it occurs to Michel Simon's character.
Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1959