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Port of Desire

Port of Desire

A Feature film by Yves Allégret

Produced by Les Films Univers

Release in France : 13/08/1958

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Actors (7)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

Les Films Univers

French distribution :

Pathé Consortium Cinéma

Film exports/foreign sales :

Celia Films


Pierre, a sailor, heads to Hamburg to search for the girl who became his friend a decade before when he had been a POW in Germany. He finds her in the red-light district, the Reeperbahn, where she works as a mud-wrestler in a crummy dive. She hates her job, and she hates the seedy clientele. When she meets the sailor, her hopes of a better life rise. Even though he is already married, the two fall in love. He promises to return that very night, but he is later knifed to death by a mugger. The unknowing woman, assuming he has abandoned her, is crushed and commits suicide.

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Full credits (8)

Executive Producer :

José Benazeraf

Screenwriters :

Maurice Aubergé, Frédéric Dard, Yves Allégret

Production Manager :

Stany Cordier

Production Designer :

Robert Guisgand

Original idea :

José Benazeraf

Director of Photography :

Armand Thirard

Editor :

Claude Nicole

Music Composer :

Jean Ledrut

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Feature film

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 26 min

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