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L'Inconnu d'un soir

L'Inconnu d'un soir

A Feature film by Hervé Bromberger, Max Neufeld

Produced by Arta Films

Release in France : 08/04/1949

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Actors (7)

Production and distribution (3)

Executive Producer :

Arta Films

French distribution :

Pathé Consortium Cinéma

Foreign production company :

Berna Filmproduktion


Edith, a young orphan, is exploited as a waitress and bullied by her adoptive father. But she has a dream: she wants to become a star. One day the Orient Express, which never stops at the little station across the café she works in, is forced to pull up due to a technical incident. And out of a carriage gets ... a company of dancers, who start rehearsing before Edith's amazed eyes. She meets the director of the company, handsome dancing star Harry Belmont, who takes an interest in her beauty and in her natural talent. When she leaves her obnoxious father for Vienna, Harry is absent. She nearly gets seduced by a libidinous man but, after a narrow escape, she gets a job from Treberg, the owner of the restaurant she had dined in. Treberg finds her there, hires her as a dancer and the pair soon meets tremendous success. A star is born but, realizing that he comes second to her, he prefers to vanish. Edith, now known by stage name Marie-Ange, becomes a solo hit as a dancer and singer. In Paris, she slaps a stranger who has just offended her, unaware that the man is King Jean IV...

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Full credits (6)

Executive Producer :

Edouard Hoesch

Screenwriters :

Siegfried Bernfeld, Karl Farkas

Production Manager :

Georges Dancigers

Adapter/dialogue writer :

André Legrand

Director of Photography :

Nicolas Farkas

Music Composer :

Henri Forterre

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Feature film

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Austria, France

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50% French (Austria, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 30 min

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