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The Lovers of Midnight

The Lovers of Midnight

A Feature film by Augusto Genina, Marc Allégret

Produced by Etablissements Braunberger-Richebé

Release in France : 16/01/1931

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Actors (10)

Production and distribution (4)

Executive Producer :

Etablissements Braunberger-Richebé

Film exports/foreign sales :

Les Films du Jeudi

Foreign production company :


French distribution :

Paris-Cinéma Location


Gaston Bouchard, sentenced to 20 years in a penal colony, escapes and meets Marcel Valmont on the train. He notices a ticket to South America and a large sum of money in cash in the young man's bag. He offers to take him around town while waiting for the ship to sail. When they arrive at the station, Gaston asks Marcel to wait for him at the bar while he sneaks out of the train to avoid the police. He then introduces his girlfriend Georgette as his sister, planning to steal Marcel's money. Georgette and Marcel fall in love and she tries to protect him from Gaston. He follows her to the cabaret where she sings. Gaston steals his money and passport. Marcel reveals that he robbed the bank where he works earlier that day. The theft will not be discovered until the next day and he would like to put it back in the safe in time. Georgette's friend Fanny calls the Police but they arrive too late to catch Gaston and they arrest Marcel for failing to show a passport. Georgette seduces a captain friend of Gaston so she can get back the money and passport. The Captain is shot, but Georgette has the papers and Marcel is free to catch the last train. On their way out of the police station, they run into Gaston who shoots the girl right before the police catches him. Georgette pretends she is not hurt so that Marcel can catch the train. Now a free man, he holds her hand as she is healing in a hospital bed.

Source : IMDb

Full credits (12)

Executive Producers :

Pierre Braunberger, Roger Richebé

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Paul Bringuier, Georges Neveux

Screenwriters :

Maurice Kroll, Georg C. Klaren

Directors of Photography :

Roger Hubert, Théodore Sparkuhl

Production Manager :

Roger Woog

Assistant editor :

Denise Tual

Assistant Director :

Yves Allégret

Dialogue Writer :

Paul Bringuier

Foreign Producer :

Carl Froelich

Sound Recordist :

D.F. Scanlon

Editor :

Jean Mamy

Music Composers :

Jean Delannay, Philippe Pares, Georges Van Parys

Technical details

Feature film

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Themes :

Murder, Love

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Coproducer countries :

Germany, France

Original French-language productions :


Nationality :

50% French (Germany, France)

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French release :


Runtime :

1 h 37 min

Current status :


Approval :


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Color type :

Black & White

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