Jean Jules Manse was born on November 19, 1889 in Marseilles, Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur France. Manse started in film in the early 1930s by writing the screenplay for “The Terror of the Pampas”, directed Maurice Cammage In 1938, he wrote the lyrics to “The Heartbeat of Marcel Pagnol”, his first participation in a major blockbuster. Brother-in-law Fernandel, who had married his sister Henriette Manse in 1925, will then participate in most of his films that it took place in the 1950s along with Jean Boyer (“Sénéchal le magnifique”), John Berry (“Don Juan”), Christian-Jaque (“La loi, c'est la loi”), Gilles Grangier (“La Cuisine au beurre”) and Henri Verneuil, with whom Manse worked on La Vache et le Prisonnier his biggest success.
Manse wrote the screenplays for three Euro-westerns: “Terror of the Pampas” 1932, “Ernest the Rebel” (1938) and he supplied the French dialogue for “Dynamite Jack” (1960).
Jean Manse died August 25, 1967 in Mareilles, Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur, France.
Today we remember Jean Manse on what would have been his 125th birthday.