Paul Bonifas

Acteur né le 03 juin 1902 (décédé à 73 ans)


Paul Bonifas was a French actor, born in Paris.
In the 1920s, while working for the French customs service, Bonifas took classes in acting at the Conservatoire de Paris in his spare time. He left with the first prize for comedy, which allowed him to join the Odéon Theatre in 1933, then the Comédie-Française in 1938.
He made his first film appearance in 1935 in a version of Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment, directed by Pierre Chenal.
During World War II he served as a lieutenant in the artillery, was badly wounded, and evacuated from Dunkirk with his unit. In London he joined the Free French, and worked for Radio Londres broadcasting to occupied France.
In 1942 he appeared in the film The Foreman Went to France.
In 1943 he formed "The Molière Players", who staged a repertoire of mainly Molière works in London theatres, as well as in regional towns and at French army barracks.
In 1944 "The Molière Players" appeared in the short film Aventure malgache directed by Alfred Hitchcock. This written by, and based on the experiences of, Jules Francois Clermont, an actor in Bonifas' troupe working under the name of Paul Clarus, who had operated an illegal radio station Madagascar Libre in Madagascar while the island was under Vichy control.


Le retour du grand blond

de Yves Robert

Film Le retour du grand blond

De la part des copains

de Terence Young

Film De la part des copains

Le Train

de John Frankenheimer

Film Le Train

Cent mille dollars au soleil

de Henri Verneuil

Film Cent mille dollars au soleil


de Stanley Donen

Film Charade

The Enemy General

de George Sherman

Film The Enemy General

La française et l'amour

de Michel Boisrond

Film La française et l'amour

Leur dernière nuit

de Georges Lacombe

Film Leur dernière nuit

The Man from Morocco

de Mutz Greenbaum

Film The Man from Morocco

Les cinq sous de Lavarède

de Maurice Cammage

Film Les cinq sous de Lavarède