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Vautrin the Thief

Vautrin the Thief

A Feature film by Pierre Billon

Produced by Gaumont

Release in France : 13/12/1943

    Synopsis

    Michel Simon stars in this cinemadaptation of Honore de Balzac's The Human Comedy. Simon is cast as Vautrin, a Robin Hoodlike thief who tries to restore the fortunes of impoverished nobleman Lucien Chardon (Georges Marchel). Vautrin's scheme involves the fleecing of the Baron de Nuncingen (Louis Seigner), a prominent banker. Assisting Vautrin is alluring Lady of the Streets Esther (Madeleine Sologne).

    Source : allmovie.com

    Actors (27)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Gaumont

    French distribution :

    Compagnie Parisienne de Location de Films (CPLF)

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gaumont

    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producers :

    Roger Sallard, Jean Le Duc

    Author of original work :

    Honoré de Balzac

    Director of Photography :

    Paul Cotteret

    Production Manager :

    Georges Lampin

    Production Designer :

    René Renoux

    Costume designer :

    Jacques Manuel

    Adaptation :

    Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon

    Screenwriter :

    Pierre Benoît

    Sound Recordist :

    René Louge

    Editors :

    Madeleine Gug, André Gug

    Music Composer :

    Maurice Thiriet

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Historical, Literary adaptation

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1943

    French release :

    13/12/1943

    Runtime :

    2 h

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    3

    Visa issue date :

    12/01/1944

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono