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The Mysteries of Paris / Devil of Paris

The Mysteries of Paris / Devil of Paris

A Feature film by André Hunebelle

Produced by Production Artistique et Cinématographique (PAC)

Release in France : 05/10/1962

    Synopsis

    Paris, 1840. Whilst driving his fiancée Irène home in his horse-drawn carriage, the Marquis Rodolphe de Sombreuil accidentally knocks down a poor man in the street. Believing the man is only slightly injured, Rodolphe gives him a purse containing some money as a recompense. But the man dies not long afterwards, leaving his wife and daughter Marie desolate. The widow is then arrested by the police, who believe she stole Rodolphe’s purse. When Rodolphe is called to the police station to settle the matter, the distraught widow entreats him to go in search of her daughter, who has recently gone missing whilst looking for work. In fact Marie has been abducted by an old hag named La Chouette and forced to work as a prostitute. Meanwhile, Irène has grown tired of being neglected and becomes the mistress of Rodolphe’s enemy, the Baron de Lansignac. The latter is a mean businessman who has also taken an interest in Marie...

    Actors (45)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Production Artistique et Cinématographique (PAC)

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gaumont

    Foreign production companies :

    Da Ma Produzione, Titanus Produzione

    French distribution :

    Gaumont

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Photos (5)

    Full credits (24)

    Assistant Director :

    Jacques Besnard

    Dialogue Writer :

    Jean Halain

    Producers :

    André Hunebelle, Paul Cadéac

    Foreign producers :

    Marcello Danon, Goffredo Lombardo

    Directors of Photography :

    Marcel Grignon, Jean Tournier

    Sound Assistant :

    Maurice Dagonneau

    Camera Operator :

    Charles-Henri Montel

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Paulette Andrieux

    Continuity supervisor :

    Charlotte Lefèvre-Pecqueux

    Art directors :

    Pierre Guffroy, Henri Sonois

    Stunt performer :

    Claude Carliez

    Sound Mixer :

    Jean Nény

    Adapters/dialogue writers :

    Jean Halain, Pierre Foucaud, Diego Fabbri

    Author of original work :

    Eugène Sue

    Screenwriters :

    Jean Halain, Pierre Foucaud, Diego Fabbri

    Voice :

    Henri Djanik, Serge Nadaud

    Sound Recordist :

    René-Christian Forget

    Assistant Operators :

    Roger Delpuech, André Marquette

    Production Manager :

    Paul Cadéac

    Editor :

    Jean Feyte

    Production Designer :

    Georges Levy

    Music Composer :

    Jean Marion

    Costume designer :

    Mireille Leydet

    Location Manager :

    Roger Boulais

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Adventure

    Themes :

    Mystery, City

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Italy)

    Production year :

    1962

    French release :

    05/10/1962

    Runtime :

    1 h 50 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    24932

    Visa issue date :

    12/09/1962

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    CinemaScope

    Audio format :

    Mono