John Ford & Marcel Carne received the Golden Lion for Career Achievement at la Biennale di Venezia 1971. (i.e They received it along Ingmar Bergman)
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In the meantime…
you could be interested in reading this great article about « The Birth of The Children of Paradise » (in.American Film 1979) by Edward Baron Turk.
You can read it on their website here.