Vincent Scotto

born on 21/4/1874 in Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

died on 17/11/1952 in Paris, Île-de-France, France

Vincent Scotto

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Vincent Scotto (April 21, 1874 – November 15, 1952) was a French composer.[1]


Early life

Vincent Scotto was born on April 21, 1874 in Marseille and the latest addition to Pasquale Scotto d'Aniello and Antonia Intartaglia, from the island of Procida, located north of the Gulf of Naples.[2]


He started his career in Marseille in 1906 and later moved to Paris. Over the course of a lifetime, he wrote 4,000 songs as well as sixty operettas. He was friends with Marcel Pagnol and wrote music for his films. Over time, he wrote music for about fifty films in the 1940s and 1950s, and sometimes appeared in them as an actor.[3]

In 1973, a biographical TV film was broadcast, La Vie rêvée de Vincent Scotto.[4]


He died on November 15, 1952 in Paris.


  • A bust of Vincent Scotto by sculptor André Arbus (1903-1969) can be found facing the Vieux Port in Place aux Huiles, Marseille.
  • The Square Vincent Scotto in Aix-en-Provence is named for him.[5]

Selected filmography

  • The Adventurer of Tunis (1931)
  • Kiss Me (1932)
  • To the Polls, Citizens (1932)
  • Clochard (1932)
  • Bach the Millionaire (1933)
  • The Agony of the Eagles (1933)
  • Three Sailors (1934)
  • Marinella (1936)
  • Bach the Detective (1936)
  • Topaze (1936)
  • Sarati the Terrible (1937)
  • Monsieur Brotonneau (1939)
  • When Do You Commit Suicide? (1953)


  1. ^ Filmography
  2. ^ "Jeanne BROCHARD's Family Tree". GeneaNet. 
  3. ^ NYTimes Biography
  4. ^ Overview and cast
  5. ^ Aix Google Map

External links

  • Vincent Scotto on
  • Vincent Scotto on IMDb
  • Vincent Scotto at the Internet Broadway Database

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