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Sylvie and the Ghost

A Feature film by Claude Autant-Lara

Produced by Écran Français

Release in France : 06/02/1946


    On the eve of her 16th birthday, Sylvie's father needs cash to stay in his castle so he sells Sylvie's favorite thing, a painting of Alain, the lover of Sylvie's grandmother, killed in a duel. Alain's ghost lives in the castle and Sylvie senses his presence, thinks she loves him, and fears that romance from the living will never come her way. Dad prepares a midnight surprise for Sylvie and her party guests: the appearance of the phantom. He's hired an actor, but two young men in love with Sylvie also volunteer to don white robes: Fred, the rich kid who bought the painting, and Ramure, a jewel thief in hiding. The youths declare their love, and Alain's ghost helps resolve all.

    Source : IMDb

    Actors (15)

    Production and distribution (3)

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    Écran Français

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    Film exports/foreign sales :

    SND Groupe M6

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    The special effect of the ghost appearing was achieved by filming through a glass pane and using two identical sets. Through the glass, the primary set would be visible. This was a regular set where all actors appeared, except the ghost (Tati). At the same time the reflection would be visible of the second set, placed at a ninety degree angle to the primary set. This set was covered entirely in black velvet, and the only actor on this set was Tati.

    Source : Wikipedia

    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producer :

    André Paulvé

    Author of original work :

    Alfred Adam

    Director of Photography :

    Philippe Agostini

    Production Manager :

    Fred Orain

    Production Designer :

    Jacques Krauss

    Artistic Director :

    Lucien Carré

    Assistant director :

    Ghislaine Autant-Lara

    Screenwriter :

    Jean Aurenche

    Sound Recordist :

    Jacques Lebreton

    Editor :

    Madeleine Gug

    Costume designer :

    Christian Dior

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Production country :

    France (100.0%)

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    100% French (France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 42 min

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    Black & White

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    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (2)

    Venice International Film Festival  - 1946

    Venice International Film Festival (Italy, 1946)


    Official Competition