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Paul Dupuis


B: August 11, 1913 in Montréal, Québec

D: January 23, 1976 in Saint-Sauveur, Québec

Paul Dupuis was the son of a juvenile court judge and attended College St-Laurent. He began acting with the amateur troupe Les Compagnons St-Laurent.He worked briefly as a newspaper cartoonist and joined the CBC in 1937. With all the signs pointing to a war in Europe, Dupuis was posted to London. It was there that a friend arranged a screen test which resulted in Dupuis being cast as a Breton fisherman in the Ealing Studios film Johnny Frenchman. Released in 1945, it opened at Montreal`s Imperial Theatre in the Spring of 1946. Many other roles followed in England. He also made movies in France and Québec. He returned to Montreal in the 1950s and acted on stage in both English and French productions. Police said Dupuis, who was found dead in his hotel room in St-Sauveur, died of natural causes. At the time of his death he was married to Jacqueline Godin and had two children. Shortly after his death in January, the French CBC television show Propos et Confidences broadcast an interview Dupuis had taped in which he talked about his return to Montreal and his work on the 1952 film, Étienne Brûlé gibier de potence (1952), which was the first film about a Canadian historical figure to be shot in colour.

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Yellow Canary (1943)
Johnny Frenchman (1945)
The Laughing Lady (1946)
The White Unicorn (1947)
La forteress (1947)
Sleeping Car to Trieste (1948)
Against the Wind (1948)
The Romantic Age (1949)
Passport to Pimlico (1949)
Madness of the Heart (1949)

L’inconnue de Montréal (aka The Fugitive from Montreal, 1950)
The Reluctant Widow (1951)
Étienne Brûlé gibier de potence (1952)
Tit Coq (1953)
Passion des femmes (1955)

Tit=Coq, movie poster