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Running Water

Running Water

A Feature film by François Villiers

Produced by Les Films Caravelle

Release in France : 13/06/1958

    Synopsis

    Old Félix, a prosperous land owner in Haute Provence, will be expropriated because a dam is being built on the River Durance and his estate is to be flooded. He receives thirty million francs in compensation but dies soon after. Hortense, his only daughter, inherits the money but the trouble is that Félix has hidden the loot somewhere and it is nowhere to be found. All of Hortense's next of kin suddenly take an interest in the "poor orphan" and those greedy ones - with the exception of kind-hearted uncle Simon - put pressure on the girl, and try - through wile, threat and even murder, to inveigle her inheritance. But however young and frail Hortense is, she is nobody's fool.

    Source : IMDb

    Actors (19)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Les Films Caravelle

    French distribution :

    Gaumont

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Editions Montparnasse

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producer :

    Claude Clert

    Screenwriters :

    Jean Giono, Alain Allioux

    Camera Operator :

    Georges Barsky

    Continuity supervisor :

    Suzanne Bon

    Music Composer :

    Guy Béart

    Adapters/dialogue writers :

    Alain Allioux, Jean Giono

    Director of Photography :

    Paul Soulignac

    Editor :

    Edouard Berne

    Production Designer :

    Pierre-Louis Thevenet

    Narrator :

    Jean Giono

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1956

    French release :

    13/06/1958

    Runtime :

    1 h 36 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    18360

    Visa issue date :

    29/03/1958

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Cannes International Film Festival - 1958

    Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1958)

    Selection

    Official Competition