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L'Esclave blanche

L'Esclave blanche

A Feature film by Marc Sorkin, Georg Wilhelm Pabst

Produced by Lucia Film

Release in France : 18/02/1939

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Actors (24)

Production and distribution (2)

Executive Producer :

Lucia Film

French distribution :

Les Distributions Associées

Synopsis

Set in the pre-WWI Ottoman Empire, the film stars Vivian Romance as the newly wed French wife of Ottoman official John Lodge. Subject to the edicts set down by local sultan Marcel Dalio, the fiercely independent Romance finds that, as a woman, she has no legal rights, and must bow to her husband in all decisions -- even unto standing by helplessly as he welcomes his mistress into their household. Thus it is that, though she lives in comfort and luxury, the heroine is little more than a "white slave" in a male-dominated society. How she comes to grips with this realization is the dramatic crux of the film.

Full credits (12)

Executive Producer :

Romain Pinès

Dialogue Writer :

Steve Passeur

Sound Recordist :

Robert Teisseire

Production Manager :

Constantin Geftman

Production Designers :

André Andrejew, Guy de Gastyne

Costume designer :

Jacques Manuel

Assistant director :

Jacqueline Audry

Director of Photography :

Michel Kelber

Camera Operator :

Marcel Weiss

Editor :

Louisette Hautecoeur

Music Composers :

Paul Dessau, Maurice Jaubert

Still Photographer :

Roger Forster

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Sub-genre :

Adventure

Production language :

French

Production country :

France

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Production year :

1939

French release :

18/02/1939

Runtime :

1 h 38 min

Current status :

Released

Visa number :

659

Visa issue date :

30/09/1943

Approval :

Unknown

Production formats :

35mm

Color type :

Black & White

Aspect ratio :

1.37

Audio format :

Mono