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A Feature film by Marcel Carné

Produced by Les Réalisations d'Art Cinématographique (RAC)

Release in France : 18/09/1936


    Jenny is the manager of a night club which harbours dubious activities. Her lover, Lucien, has been dragged into the gang against his will. A man called Benoit is resolved to put an end to the affair between Jenny and Lucien, and employs a hunch-backed accomplice nicknamed Dromadaire. Danielle, Jennys daughter, is deserted by her fiance because of her mothers life, and finds out the truth ; she confides in Lucien. The two fall in love and decide to go away together. Lucien tells Jenny he is going to break with her, and then is badly injured and taken to hospital after a fight with Benoit. Jenny goes to visit him, and Lucien explains that he is in love with a young lady, whose identity Jenny guesses.

    Actors (18)

    Production and distribution (3)

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    Tamasa Distribution

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    Marcel Carne's first film as director -- one of seven collaborations with screenwriter Jacques Prevert -- was this average crime story. Francoise Rosay stars as Jenny, who manages a sleazy nightclub owned by the nasty Benoit (Charles Vanel). Jenny runs afoul of Benoit, as well as her own daughter (Lisette Lanvin), when she becomes romantically involved with gangster Lucien (Albert Prejean). Miffed, Benoit and his thuggish hunchbacked assistant (Jean-Louis Barrault) try to break up the lovers while Jenny's daughter competes for Lucien's affections. Carne had previously been an assistant to director Jacques Feyder, so it should come as no surprise that his first solo assignment starred Rosay, Feyder's real-life wife.

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    Full credits (8)

    Assistant Director :

    Pierre Blondy

    Author of original work :

    Pierre Rocher

    Director of Photography :

    Roger Hubert

    Music Composer :

    Joseph Kosma

    Adaptation :

    Jacques Prévert

    Screenwriter :

    Jacques Constant

    Production Manager :

    Jean Stelli

    Production Designer :

    Jean D'Eaubonne

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    Feature film

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 45 min

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