Marcel Varnel (Marcel Hyacinth Le Bozec)

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Paris, France
French-born Marcel Varnel began his film career not in France but in Hollywood, as a 30-year-old in 1924. He left Hollywood for Great Britain in the mid-'30s and began turning out a series of low-budget comedies for Will Hay and George Formby, among others. While his films were for the most part undistinguished, they were popular and moved fast, as good comedies are meant to do. His best film is generally considered to be Oh, Mr. Read more...