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Marie of the Port

Marie of the Port

A Feature film by Marcel Carné

Produced by Films Sacha Gordine

Release in France : 18/02/1950


    Henri Chatelard is well in his forties, owns a restaurant and a cinema in the city, and appreciate women. When he meets Marie, a 18ish stronghead who just lost her father in a small fishermen village, it is not clear who is the hunter and who is the prey.

    Source : IMDb.

    Actors (32)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Films Sacha Gordine

    French distribution :

    Les Films Corona

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Editions René Château

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

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    Recovering from his disastrous experience with the never-completed La Fleur de L'Age, French filmmaker Marcel Carne proved he hadn't lost his touch with La Marie du Port. Played by Nicole Courcel, the eponymous Marie is the younger sister of Odile (Blanchette Burnoy). Odile in turn is the mistress of been-there-done-that Chatelard (Jean Gabin). Upon meeting Marie, Chatelard's cynicism melts away. Still, he merely toys with the girl's affections--at least until he discovers that Odile is carrying on an affair with Marie's boyfriend. Chatelard stops Marie from committing suicide, and for the first time in his life really means it when he pledges his undying devotion. Like many French films of the era, La Marie du Port was but a shadow of its former self when the American censors got through with it.

    Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Full credits (12)

    Assistant directors :

    Pierre Chevalier, Jean Valère

    Author of original work :

    Georges Simenon

    Director of Photography :

    Henri Alekan

    Camera Operator :

    Henri Tiquet

    Music Composer :

    Joseph Kosma

    Artistic Director :

    Auguste Capelier

    Adaptation :

    Louis Chavance, Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, Marcel Carné

    Producer :

    Sacha Gordine

    Sound Recordist :

    Antoine Archimbaud

    Editor :

    Léonide Azar

    Production Designer :

    Alexandre Trauner

    Still Photographer :

    Raymond Voinquel

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    Feature film

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    100% French

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    Runtime :

    1 h 28 min

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    Black & White

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