Jacques Deval

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Jacques Boularan (June 27 1895December 19 1972), known by the pseudonym Jacques Deval, was a French playwright and director. His most famous work is the play Tovaritch (1933), later adapted into English as the film Tovarich (1937).


  • God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.
    • Quoted in Barbara K. Rodes and Rice Odell, A Dictionary of Environmental Quotations (1992), p. 22