Marco de Gastyne

Marco de Gastyne, actually Marc Henri Benoist ( born July 15, 1889 in Paris, † November 8, 1982 ) was a French cartoonist, film director, screenwriter and film architect.


The son of the writer Jules Benoist, who published under the name Jules de Gastyne, worked at the time of the First World War as a cartoonist and illustrator for the magazine La Baïonette.

De Gastyne became known as the director of the film La vie de merveilleuse Jeanne d'Arc from a screenplay by Jean -José Frappa with Simone Genevois in the lead role. As a production designer, he worked in 1918 with on the film La sultans de l' amour, as an art director in 1924 Le diable dans la ville. For his first directorial effort, à l'horizon du sud (1923 ), he also wrote the screenplay himself.

His brother was the art director Guy de Gastyne.