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La Belle Meunière

La Belle Meunière

A Feature film by Marcel Pagnol

Produced by La Belle Meunière

Release in France : 24/11/1948

    Synopsis

    Franz Schubert retired from Vienna in country for musical writing. He draws his inspiration from a romance with the watermiller's daughter.

    Actors (20)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :

    La Belle Meunière

    French distribution :

    Gaumont

    Subject

    This little-known Marcel Pagnol production stars his wife Jacqueline as a miller's daughter. The film concerns her romance with the rich and powerful Schubert, played by Tino Rossi. However, the storyline of La Belle Meuniere is not as fascinating as the film's technical history. It was lensed in an experimental process called Rouxcolor, wherein four black-and-white images were projected on the screen simultaneously through special tinted lenses, thereby giving the illusion of color and depth. Pagnol had intended to make film in the usual "flat" black-and-white process, but when he became intrigued with Rouxcolor he scrapped his completed footage and started all over. Unfortunately, Rouxicolor proved too cumbersome for widespread distribution.

    Source : allmovie.com

    Full credits (10)

    Assistant Director :

    Raymond Lamy

    Director of Photography :

    Willy Faktorovitch

    Camera Operator :

    Roger Ledru

    Editor :

    Jeanne Rongier

    Music Composer :

    Tony Aubin

    Screenwriter :

    Marcel Pagnol

    Sound Recordist :

    Marcel Royné

    Production Manager :

    Joseph Martinetti

    Production Designer :

    Robert Giordani

    Still Photographer :

    Léo Mirkine

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1948

    French release :

    24/11/1948

    Runtime :

    1 h 39 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    6769

    Visa issue date :

    22/11/1948

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (2)

    Director

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