Maurice Pialat

French Filmmaker

Maurice Pialat, 77, a French filmmaker who won the Cannes Film Festival's coveted Palme d'Or in 1987 for "Under Satan's Sun," a tale about a monk's encounter with the devil, died Jan. 11 at his home in Paris. He had hypertension and kidney ailments.

The movie, adapted from a novel by Georges Bernanos, starred Ge{acute}rard Depardieu as the clergyman and Sandrine Bonnaire as a girl representing both purity and moral corruption.

Mr. Pialat directed 11 films in a career stretching over four decades. He made his last movie, "Le Garc{cedil}u," in 1995.

Charles "Carel" Sternberg

Refugee Relief Official

Charles "Carel" Sternberg, 91, a former refugee who served as executive director of the International Rescue Committee, the leading nonsectarian voluntary agency for refugee relief, for 20 years before retiring in 1985, died of pneumonia Jan. 16 at a hospital in Forest Hills, N.Y.

Mr. Sternberg graduated from Charles University in his native Czechoslovakia and worked for 20th Century Fox in Prague before fleeing from the Nazis to France in 1938. He later fled France after the Germans invaded that country and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

In 1946, he joined the IRC in New York. After serving in Germany as a caseworker, he returned to New York in 1947 and became the organization's executive director in 1965.

Sir Anthony Havelock-Allan

Movie Producer

Sir Anthony Havelock-Allan, 98, a prolific movie producer during the 1940s who was a past chairman of the British Film Academy, died Jan. 11 in London. The cause of death was not reported.

Sir Anthony made several well-regarded wartime propaganda films in the 1940s. In 1942, he worked with Noel Coward and David Lean on "In Which We Serve" and produced "Unpublished Story" and in 1944 helped adapt "This Happy Breed."

He established the production company Cineguild in 1943 and produced movies including "Blithe Spirit" in 1945 and "Brief Encounter" and "Great Expectations" in 1946. He received best-screenplay Oscar nominations for "Brief Encounter" and "Great Expectations." Other credits included "Blanche Fury" in 1947, "The Small Voice" in 1948 and "Orders to Kill" in 1958.

William T. Cloney

Race Director

William T. Cloney, 91, who oversaw the growth of the Boston Marathon from a race of 147 men into an international event drawing thousands of male and female runners, died Jan. 16 in a hospital in Weymouth, Mass. The cause of death was not reported.

Mr. Cloney, who was race director from 1947 to 1982 and president of the Boston Athletic Association from 1964 to 1982, served during an era in which women gained the right to compete in the Marathon.

Under Mr. Cloney, a former Boston newspaper sports reporter and editor, the marathon established qualifying times in the early 1970s. He oversaw the race's rapid growth during the running boom of the late 1970s and early 1980s.