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Dark Sunday

A Feature film by Jacqueline Audry

Produced by Codo-Cinéma

Release in France : 23/03/1949

    Synopsis

    Shortly before the War, Jan Lazlo, a Hungarian musician who has emigrated to France, falls for a young woman. Alas, the lady forsakes him and the poor man tries to overcome his grief by writing "Gloomy Sunday", a song so desperate that it can drive its listeners to suicide. Max, a music publisher, likes the song and decides to launch it by all means, foul or fair. Bob, his accomplice, manages to talk his mistress Michèle into committing a fake suicide. She obeys him and the scheme is a success as a result. On this occasion, Jan gets to know Michèle and the two young people fall in love. Happiness seems to be in store for Jan again but this is without counting with Bob. Jealous of Jan, the naughty fellow indeed tells him that Michèle's attempted suicide was nothing but an advertising pretense...

    Source : IMDb

    Actors (16)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :

    Codo-Cinéma

    Full credits (9)

    Executive Producer :

    Claude Dolbert

    Screenwriter :

    André Legrand

    Sound Recordist :

    Séverin Frankiel

    Continuity supervisor :

    Suzanne Durrenberger

    Music Composer :

    Marcel Landowski

    Adapters/dialogue writers :

    André Haguet, Pierre Laroche

    Director of Photography :

    Gérard Perrin

    Editor :

    Pierre Delannoy

    Production Designer :

    Raymond Druart

    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 :

    1948

    French release :

    23/03/1949

    Runtime :

    1 h 24 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    7799

    Visa issue date :

    11/08/1948

    Approval :

    Yes

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono