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The Best Part

The Best Part

A Feature film by Yves Allégret

Produced by Le Trident, Silver Films

Release in France : 28/03/1956

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Actors (28)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producers :

Le Trident, Silver Films

Film exports/foreign sales :

StudioCanal Films Limited, Inter Ciné TV, Celia Films

Foreign production company :

Noria Film

French distribution :

Columbia France

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Philippe Morin, a young engineer passionate about his work, leads the construction of a huge dam in the High Alps. Like all the men who work on the building site, he gives the best part of himself. Unfortunately, his health deteriorates but he refuses to follow the doctor's orders as well as the advice of Micheline, a young nurse who has fallen in love with him. However, driven by the evolution of his illness, Philippe finally makes up his mind to go down to the valley for a treatment. On the very day of his departure though, a young Arab worker gets killed in a rock crusher...

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Full credits (19)

Assistant directors :

Suzanne Bon, Pierre Guilbaud

Author of original work :

Philippe Saint-Gil

Screenwriter :

Jacques Sigurd

Director of Photography :

Henri Alekan

Sound assistants :

Max Olivier, Victor Revelli

Camera operators :

Gustave Raulet, Henri Tiquet

Editor :

Claude Nicole

Production Designer :

Auguste Capelier

Music Composer :

Paul Misraki

Location managers :

Paulette Boréal, André Hoss

Dialogue Writer :

Jacques Sigurd

Producers :

Nino Costantini, Bluette Christin-Falaize, Robert Dorfmann

Foreign Producer :

Antonio Tonino Cervi

Sound Recordist :

Robert Biard

Assistant Operators :

Raymond Menvielle, Georges Pastier

Production Manager :

Paul Joly

Continuity supervisor :

Marity Cléris

Art directors :

Jacques D'Ovidio, Claude Moesching

Still Photographer :

Sam Levin

Technical details

Feature film

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Italy, France

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Majority French (Italy, France)

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Runtime :

1 h 30 min

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Black & White

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