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Cristobal's Gold

Cristobal's Gold

A Feature film by Jean Stelli

Produced by Les Films Béril

Release in France : 22/04/1940

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Les Films Béril


Albert Prejean plays Dupuy, the first mate of the French freighter Cristobal when he's suspected of carrying on with Lisbeth (Dita Parlo), the wife of the ship's captain. Once on dry land, Dupuy is informed by cabaret dancer La Rubia (Conchita Montenegro) that the Cristobal carries a priceless secret cargo of gold. In concert with corrupt police official (Charles Vanel), Dupuy plots to divest the freighter of its wealth, but the two conspirators eventually fall out thanks to the treacherous Montenegro.


Cristobal's Gold (French:L'or du Cristobal) is a 1940 French drama film directed by Jean Stelli and Jacques Becker and starring Charles Vanel, Conchita Montenegro and Albert Préjean. Jean Renoir helped the original director, Jacques Becker, prepare the film and worked on the script, before Becker quit after three weeks and was replaced by Jean Stelli. The film is based on a novel by Albert t'Serstevens.

Full credits (10)

Assistant directors :

Jacques Becker, Charles Méré, Carl Koch, Pierre Méré

Author of original work :

Albert t'Serstevens

Directors of Photography :

Willy-Gricha, Nicolas Hayer

Editor :

Marguerite Houllé-Renoir

Music Composer :

Jean Wiener

Dialogue Writer :

Jean Renoir

Screenwriter :

Carl Koch

Sound Recordist :

Jacques Hawadier

Production Designer :

Eugène Lourie

Artistic Director :

Eugène Lourie

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Feature film

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 20 min

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