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Taciturn laborer François (Jean Gabin) cherishes the ingenuous orphan Françoise (Jacqueline Laurent) but grows increasingly disturbed by her attraction to a seedy entertainer, Valentin (Jules Berry). When Clara (Arletty), Valentin’s assistant and lover, leaves him, she takes up with the reluctant François, who still continues to pine for Françoise. Amused by François’ frustrations over his increasing attentions to Françoise, Valentin taunts him, bringing about a shocking and tragic act.

Language
  • French
Runtime
93
Production Year
1939
Film Type
Feature
Production Countries
  • France
Casts
Jean Gabin, Arletty-, Jules Berry, Bernard Blier, Jacqueline Laurent
Production Company
Productions Sigma

Crew List

Screenwriter
Jacques Viot, Jacques Prévert
DOP / Camera
Curt Courant, Philippe Agostini, André Bac
Editor
René Le Hénaff
Music
Maurice Jaubert
Sound
Armand Petitjean
Producer
Paul Madeux

Festivals / Awards

Cannes Film Festival, Cannes Classics
Venice Film Festival 1939

Director/s

Marcel  Carné
Marcel Carné
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