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Henri Letondal

Henri Letondal

  • Born on
    • June 29th, 1901
  • Died on
    • February 15th, 1955
Henri Letondal was a French-Canadian music critic, administrator, cellist, playwright and actor. He was a man of wide interests and wrote many sketches and revues, including, on occasion, the music. In his youth he studied the cello with Gustave Labelle. Around 1920 he became a critic of concerts and variety shows for "La Patrie" (Montreal) and served 1926-29 as that paper's Paris correspondent. He also wrote about music for "Le Petit Journal" and was music critic around 1935 for "Le Canada". For CKAC radio in Montreal he was artistic director 1929-38 of 'L'Heure provinciale,' which was sponsored by the Quebec government to promote the province's musicians and composers. He also was director general of the film company France-Film. It has been estimated that Letondal wrote some 160 radio plays and sketches 1937-1948, producing them himself and occasionally writing the music. In 1946 he embarked on an intensive Hollywood film career, appearing in 35 Hollywood films and one Canadian, before he he died in Hollywood in 1955.

Starring Henri Letondal on Plex

Filmography

Acting (16 Credits)

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1955A Bullet for Joey as Dubois
1953Dangerous When Wet as Joubert
1953Gentlemen Prefer Blondes as Grotier (uncredited)
1953South Sea Woman as Alphonse
1952What Price Glory as Cognac Pete
1952Monkey Business as Jerome Kitzel
1952The Big Sky as La Badie
1951On the Riviera as Louis Foral
1951Royal Wedding as Purser (uncredited)
1951Kind Lady as Monsieur Malaquaise
1950Please Believe Me as Jacques Carnet
1949Come to the Stable as Father Barraud (uncredited)
1949Madame Bovary as Guillaumin
1948Apartment for Peggy as Prof. Roland Pavin
1948The Big Clock as Antique Dealer
1946The Razor's Edge as Police Inspector at Sophie's Death (uncredited)

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