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Forbidden Love

Forbidden Love

A Feature film by Jacques de Baroncelli

Produced by Societé de Production du Film Légion d'Honneur (S.P.F.L.H.)

Release in France : 25/01/1940

    Synopsis

    In 1940, Sudan is still under French colonial rule. The story revolves around three individuals: Doctor Bourdet (Harry Baur), colonial commander Bréval (Victor Francen), and Lieutenant Parent (Jacques Dumesnil), Bréval's second-in-command. When Parisian tourist Danièle Mourrier (Annie Ducaux) pays a visit to the Sudan, both Bréval and Parent fall in love with her. Eventually, Bourdet discovers that Bréval has contacted leprosy, forcing the commander to remove himself from the romantic triangle. Upon Bréval's unexplained disappearance, the heartbroken Danièle marries Parent, but three years later returns to Bréval when the latter shows up again to complete a long-delayed dam project.

    Actors (8)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Full credits (11)

    Assistant directors :

    Albert Duguet, Guillaume Radot

    Author of original work :

    Jean Paillard

    Director of Photography :

    Léonce-Henri Burel

    Camera Operator :

    Henri Tiquet

    Editor :

    Jean Sacha

    Music Composer :

    Henri Tomasi

    Dialogue Writer :

    Joseph Kessel

    Screenwriters :

    Albert Dieudonné, André Legrand

    Sound recordists :

    Paul Duvergé, René Louge

    Production Manager :

    Jean-José Frappa

    Production Designers :

    Guy de Gastyne, Robert Gys, James Allan

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Adventure

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1939

    French release :

    25/01/1940

    Runtime :

    1 h 42 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    1962

    Visa issue date :

    18/12/1944

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono