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In the Name of the Law

In the Name of the Law

A Feature film by Maurice Tourneur

Produced by Pathé-Natan

Release in France : 15/04/1932

    Synopsis

    Marcelle Chantal plays the lovely but lethal head of an opium-smuggling ring. When Chantal orders the murder of a detective, another sleuth, played by Charles Vanel, is ordered to infiltrate her gang. The "heroine" falls in love with Vanel, thereby sealing her own doom. Among the many highlights is the near-surrealistic climax, in which the gang's hideout is bombarded guerilla-style with tear gas.

    Actors (16)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Pathé-Natan

    French distribution :

    Pathé Consortium Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pathé Distribution

    Full credits (8)

    Assistant directors :

    Edouard Lepage, Jacques Tourneur

    Screenwriters :

    Paul Bringuier, Maurice Tourneur

    Camera Operator :

    Georges Benoît

    Editor :

    Jacques Tourneur

    Author of original work :

    Paul Bringuier

    Director of Photography :

    Marc Bujard

    Production Manager :

    Jean Erard

    Production Designer :

    Jacques Colombier

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1931

    French release :

    15/04/1932

    Runtime :

    1 h 17 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (1)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Venice International Film Festival  - 1932

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1932)

    Selection

    Official Competition