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Docteur Laennec

Docteur Laennec

A Feature film by Maurice Cloche

Produced by Films Maurice Cloche

Release in France : 17/06/1949


    Paris 1810. Breton doctor René Laennec fights tooth and nail against consumption, all the more desperately as his brother Michaud has just died of it. He is supported in his research work by his senior partner and friend, Doctor Bayle, but this one dies before they are able to diagnose and defeat the "enemy". One day, after observing a children's toy, Laennec discovers the principle of the transmission of sound through wood and applies it to a major medical instrument of his invention, the stethoscope. On the other hand, he wins a first victory over consumption by saving Jacquemine, a childhood friend, who soon becomes his wife. Nevertheless Laennec is the laughing stock of many a fellow-colleague, especially famed Doctor Broussais. But , remaining undeterred, Laennec goes on with his research. He works hard, too hard, until he too gets struck by the "enemy".

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    Actors (29)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    StudioCanal Films Limited

    Full credits (16)

    Assistant directors :

    Maurice Delbez, Jeanne Etiévant

    Producer :

    Maurice Cloche

    Screenwriter :

    Jean Bernard-Luc

    Sound recordists :

    Pierre-André Bertrand, Julien Coutellier

    Camera Operator :

    Gilbert Chain

    Editor :

    Renée Gary

    Production Designers :

    Robert-Jules Garnier, René Renoux

    Costume designer :

    Rosine Delamare

    Dialogue Writer :

    Jean Bernard-Luc

    Original idea :

    Maurice Cloche

    Director of Photography :

    Claude Renoir

    Assistant Operators :

    Jean Benezech, Roger Tellier

    Production Manager :

    Marcel Bertrou

    Continuity supervisor :

    Ginette Courtois

    Music Composer :

    Jean Dalve

    Still Photographer :

    Roger Poutrel

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    Feature film

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    100% French

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    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

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