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The Citadel of Silence

The Citadel of Silence

A Feature film by Marcel L'Herbier

Produced by Impérial Film

Release in France : 03/06/1937

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Actors (28)

Production and distribution (3)

Film exports/foreign sales :

Roissy Films


Nurse Vlara (Annabella) is dedicated to her work, but not to the present totalitarian government, which she despises. Young interne Cesar (Bernard Lancret) is likewise devoted to the cause of healing -- and likewise contemptuous of the powers-that-be. Falling in love, Vlara and Cesar vow to bring the despotic dictator and his minions to their knees, leading to an assassination attempt, a harrowing prison term, and an exciting prison break. Ultimately, Vlara makes the supreme sacrifice, agreeing to marry the hated target of the failed assassination to save Cesar from further persecution.

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Full credits (12)

Assistant director :

Eve Francis

Author of original work :

T.H. Robert

Director of Photography :

Armand Thirard

Camera Operator :

Louis Née

Editor :

Roger Spiri-mercanton

Music Composer :

Darius Milhaud

Dialogue Writer :

Jean Anouilh

Screenwriter :

André Cerf

Sound Recordist :

Robert Teisseire

Production Manager :

Léopold Schlosberg

Production Designers :

André Andrejew, Guy de Gastyne

Costume designer :

Jacques Manuel

Technical details

Feature film

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Sub-genre :

Drama, Adventure, Historical

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Nationality :

100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 38 min

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Black & White

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