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Heroes and Sinners

Heroes and Sinners

A Feature film by Yves Ciampi

Produced by Terra Film, Cila Films

Release in France : 13/09/1955

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Actors (14)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

Terra Film, Cila Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

Roissy Films

Foreign production company :

Central Cinema Company Film (CCC)

French distribution :

Pathé Consortium Cinéma

TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

TV broadcasts: details by country


The scene is the African republic of Liberia, which in this film proves to be a stopping-off point for a number of shady characters. Yves Montand plays a French ex-pilot who becomes involved in a scheme to smuggle stolen diamonds. His cohorts include a Nazi collaborator, a German refugee, and the white mistress of a prominent Liberian. A romance develops between the ex-pilot and the aforementioned mistress. Meanwhile, one of the conspirators (Curt Jurgens) has a last-minute attack of conscience, effectively queering the deal. The steamier romantic passages in Les Heros sont Fatigues had to be trimmed for American consumption.

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Full credits (19)

Assistant directors :

Jean Dewever, Alain Kaminker

Author of original work :

Christine Garnier

Screenwriters :

Yves Ciampi, Jacques-Laurent Bost, Jean-Charles Tacchella

Director of Photography :

Henri Alekan

Sound assistants :

Maurice Dagonneau, Gabriel Salagnac

Camera Operator :

Gustave Raulet

Editor :

Roger Dwyre

Continuity supervisor :

Madeleine Lefèvre

Music Composer :


Location Manager :

Georges Testard

Dialogue Writer :

Henri-François Rey

Producers :

Raymond Froment, Jacques Bar, Artur Brauner

Voice :

André Claveau, Édith Piaf

Sound Recordist :

Pierre Calvet

Assistant Operators :

René Chabal, Raymond Menvielle

Production Manager :

Julien Rivière

Assistant editor :

Claudine Bouché

Production Designer :

René Moulaert

Still Photographer :

Roger Corbeau

Technical details

Feature film

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Coproducer countries :

Germany, France

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Nationality :

Majority French (Germany, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 55 min

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Black & White

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections

Venice International Film Festival  - 1955

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1955)


Official Competition


Venice International Film Festival  - 1955

Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1955)


Volpi Cup for Best Actor : Curd Jurgens