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Other Side of Paradise

Other Side of Paradise

A Feature film by Edmond T. Gréville

Produced by Pafico, Union Cinématographique Lyonnaise (UCIL)

Release in France : 19/07/1953


    Erich von Stroheim dominates the proceedings in the French L'Envers du Paradis (Other Side of Paradise) Set in a tiny village near the Riviera, the story concerns a diverse group of has-beens and losers. Von Stroheim plays O'Hara (sic!), a sea captain who's never been to sea. The Countess (played by Denise Vernac,Von Stroheim's secretary and constant companion in real life) entertains her jaded guests by screening dirty movies. Failed writer Blaise (Jacques Sernas) is saddled with an alcoholic wife (Dora Doll). And idealistic young Violaine (Etchika Choureau) is slowly dying of tuberculosis. The lives of all these people become intertwined through a sudden -- but not unexpected -- act of violence.

    Actors (12)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Pafico, Union Cinématographique Lyonnaise (UCIL)

    French distribution :

    Columbia France

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Editions René Château

    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producers :

    Léon Gouble, Jean Théry, Robert Perrier

    Screenwriter :

    Edmond T. Gréville

    Sound Recordist :

    Paul Habans

    Camera operators :

    Henri Raichi, Gustave Raulet

    Editor :

    Georges Arnstam

    Production Designer :

    Jean Douarinou

    Assistant directors :

    Louis A. Pascal, Jean-Paul Sassy

    Directors of Photography :

    Léonce-Henri Burel, Jacques Lemare

    Assistant Operators :

    Jean Charvein, Jean Fontenelle, Georges Pastier

    Production Manager :

    Fred D'Orengiani

    Continuity supervisor :

    Lucie Lichtig

    Music Composer :

    Paul Misraki

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    Feature film

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    100% French

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    Runtime :

    1 h 36 min

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    Black & White

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    Posters (3)


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