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Valley of Hell

Valley of Hell

A Feature film by Maurice Tourneur

Produced by Continental Films

Release in France : 22/09/1943

    Synopsis

    Foreman of a quarry in Haute-Provence, Noël Bienvenu lives with his elderly parents after the death of his wife. Shortly after his son, Bastien, is sent to prison for a minor theft, Noël visits an old friend who, on his deathbed, asks the foreman to take care of his daughter, Marthe. In the wake of an ill-fated romance in Marseilles, Marthe is all too eager to start a new life, and accepts Noël's invitation to live in his house. Noël falls in love with Marthe, and, although he is twenty years her senior, they marry. It is not long before Marthe realizes her mistake. Bored by her husband, bored by her life in the quarry, she begins to have an affair with a young bargeman...

    Actors (18)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Continental Films

    French distribution :

    L'Alliance Cinématographique Européenne (ACE)

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gaumont

    Full credits (8)

    Executive Producer :

    Alfred Greven

    Screenwriter :

    Carlo Rim

    Sound Recordist :

    Georges Leblond

    Production Designer :

    Guy de Gastyne

    Dialogue Writer :

    Carlo Rim

    Director of Photography :

    Armand Thirard

    Editor :

    Christian Gaudin

    Music Composer :

    Roger Dumas

    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 :

    1943

    French release :

    22/09/1943

    Runtime :

    1 h 28 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    802

    Visa issue date :

    22/09/1943

    Approval :

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono