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Strange M. Victor

Strange M. Victor

A Feature film by Jean Grémillon

Produced by L'Alliance Cinématographique Européenne (ACE)

Release in France : 04/05/1938


    The title character of L'Etrange Monsieur Victor is a seemingly respectable storekeeper, happily married to the lovely Madeleine. As the film opens, Victor and Madeleine have just become the proud parents of an adorable baby boy. Everything seems perfect for Victor, a man admired for his good works and love of children. But Victor has a secret life; he is leader of a criminal gang. Now that he is a father, he decides to leave behind his life of crime, but one member of his gang doesn't like this and threatens to expose him. Almost without thinking, Victor kills the man. He escapes suspicion, however, and an innocent man named Bastien is sent to prison instead. As time passes, Victor becomes overcome with guilt and remorse; he loses his temper easily and is likewise easily agitated. Eventually Bastien escapes, and Victor takes him in and hides him -- but doing so threatens to bring about the truth about the murder.

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    Actors (18)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    L'Alliance Cinématographique Européenne (ACE)

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pathé Films

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    French distribution :

    L'Alliance Cinématographique Européenne (ACE)

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    Full credits (9)

    Assistant Director :

    Louis Daquin

    Dialogue Writers :

    Charles Spaak, Marcel Achard

    Screenwriters :

    Albert Valentin, Charles Spaak

    Production Manager :

    Raoul Ploquin

    Music Composer :

    Roland Manuel

    Adaptation :

    Charles Spaak

    Sound Recordist :

    Antoine Archimbaud

    Director of Photography :

    Werner Krien

    Production Designer :

    Willy Schiller

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Drama, Psychological comedy

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    Coproducer countries :

    Germany, France

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    Nationality :

    50% French (Germany, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 53 min

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    Color type :

    Black & White

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