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Wicked City

Wicked City

A Feature film by François Villiers, Marcel Cravenne

Produced by Les Films Caravelle, Sagitta Film

Release in France : 16/11/1949

    Synopsis

    When his freighter pulls into Marseille, Canadian seaman Eric Martin falls in love with Dolores, a "cabaret girl" (American version of her prostitute in the French version) at the "Kitcat" Club, and she agrees to "wait" for him. Leaving to return to his ship, Eric is stabbed by two thieves, Aime and Victor, who take his money and papers and warn Dolorws to say nothing. He wakes up in a hospital, with his ship gone, and is unable to give the police any useful information. He searches for Dolores and Aime sees him thrown out of the "Kitcat" and warns Dolores to get out of town. He gets work as a tourist guide and meets gypsy fortune teller Tania at the "Kitcat." One night they encounter Aime and Victor, there is a fight and Victor is killed. Tanis, in love with Eric, hides him at a gypsy camp, but he is still obsessed with Dolores. Pierrot get false papers for him, as Hans Marin, and tries again to find Dolores. The police have released Aime on the condition that he find Eric. His ship returns to port and Eric decides to sail, but sees Dolores pass by in a car. He finds Dolores at the "Kitcat" with a new "boy friend", and she is furious when Eric "interferes". Aime tips off the police that Eric is at the club, and Dolores refuses to leave with him as he escapes ahead of the police. Later, Dolores finds Eric at her apartment, drunk and disillusioned after finally realizing that he was just another client to her. He says he is there to kill her.

    Source : IMDb

    Actors (20)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Les Films Caravelle, Sagitta Film

    French distribution :

    Discina

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Editions René Château

    Full credits (11)

    Adapter/dialogue writer :

    François Villiers

    Author of original work :

    Edouard Peisson

    Director of Photography :

    Jean Bourgoin

    Production managers :

    Sacha Kamenka, Claude Clert

    Production Designer :

    Jean D'Eaubonne

    Still Photographer :

    Raymond Voinquel

    Dialogue Writer :

    Jean-Pierre Aumont

    Screenwriters :

    Marcel Cravenne, François Villiers

    Sound Recordist :

    Tony Leenhardt

    Editor :

    Henri Taverna

    Music Composer :

    Joseph Kosma

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1948

    French release :

    16/11/1949

    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    8033

    Visa issue date :

    19/07/1949

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono