Robert Thomas (Author)

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Robert Thomas (born September 28, 1927 in Gap , † January 3, 1989 in Paris ) was a French writer, director and actor. He wrote various comedies and dramas . Jacques Charon, doyen of the Comédie-Française , called him the "natural son of Agatha Christie and Marcel Achard ", others saw in his plays a mixture of Alfred Hitchcock and Feydeau .

Thomas discovered his enthusiasm for contemporary theater at the age of 14. At 18 he left his family and went to Paris, where he made his way as a telegraph operator and extra in over 50 films and wrote plays that were never shown. After completing his military service, he worked in the theater in Rouen . With his eighth piece came the great success and the Prix du Quai des Orfèvres. It was the crime piece Piège pour un homme seul (1960) that caused a sensation at the Bouffes-Parisiens theater in Paris . Under the title The Trap , it was also the most staged play in 1961 on 22 German theaters with 603 performances. In addition, Thomas is the author of the play Huit Femmes , which François Ozon adapted as 8 femmes for the cinema in 2002 . The theater practitioner Robert Thomas was director of the "Theater Eduard VII" in Paris from 1970 until his death in 1989 and he directed the films La Bonne Soupe (1963) and Patate (1964) for the Fox film company.

Thomas died of a heart attack .


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  • 1986: Headless - A woman out of nowhere ( Vanishing act )
  • 2002: 8 women ( 8 females )
  • 1957: The Mauguin Case or The Eight Black Women ( Huit femmes en noir )
  • 1963: The easy money of love ( La bonne soupe ) - also director
  • 1964: Monsieur is a stranger ( Patate ) - also directing
  • 1978: Freddy - also director and actor

Individual evidence

  1. Der Spiegel No. 1/1962

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