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Docteur Laennec

Docteur Laennec

A Feature film by Maurice Cloche

Produced by Films Maurice Cloche

Release in France : 17/06/1949

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Actors (29)

Production and distribution (3)

Associate production company :

Films Maurice Cloche

French distribution :

Association Internationale Cinématographique (AIC)

Film exports/foreign sales :

StudioCanal Films Limited


Paris 1810. Breton doctor René Laennec fights tooth and nail against consumption, all the more desperately as his brother Michaud has just died of it. He is supported in his research work by his senior partner and friend, Doctor Bayle, but this one dies before they are able to diagnose and defeat the "enemy". One day, after observing a children's toy, Laennec discovers the principle of the transmission of sound through wood and applies it to a major medical instrument of his invention, the stethoscope. On the other hand, he wins a first victory over consumption by saving Jacquemine, a childhood friend, who soon becomes his wife. Nevertheless Laennec is the laughing stock of many a fellow-colleague, especially famed Doctor Broussais. But , remaining undeterred, Laennec goes on with his research. He works hard, too hard, until he too gets struck by the "enemy".

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Full credits (16)

Assistant directors :

Maurice Delbez, Jeanne Etiévant

Producer :

Maurice Cloche

Screenwriter :

Jean Bernard-Luc

Sound recordists :

Pierre-André Bertrand, Julien Coutellier

Camera Operator :

Gilbert Chain

Editor :

Renée Gary

Production Designers :

Robert-Jules Garnier, René Renoux

Costume designer :

Rosine Delamare

Dialogue Writer :

Jean Bernard-Luc

Original idea :

Maurice Cloche

Director of Photography :

Claude Renoir

Assistant Operators :

Jean Benezech, Roger Tellier

Production Manager :

Marcel Bertrou

Continuity supervisor :

Ginette Courtois

Music Composer :

Jean Dalve

Still Photographer :

Roger Poutrel

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Feature film

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100% French

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1 h 40 min

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