Before World War I in Paris, a budding artist, Pierre Leblanc, falls in love and marries Janine, a dressmaker’s assistant. Read More »
Tag Archives: Fernand Gravey
Le capitaine Fracasse / Captain Fracasse (1943) Abel Gance, Fernand Gravey, Assia Noris, Jean Weber, Drama
A destitute baron joins a troupe of travelling actors. Read More »
The King and the Chorus Girl (1937) Mervyn LeRoy, Fernand Gravey, Joan Blondell, Edward Everett Horton, Comedy, Romance
Ex-King Alfred VII is a young, handsome, and charming erstwhile monarch who once ruled a nation of two million people. Read More »
Fools for Scandal (1938) Mervyn LeRoy, Carole Lombard, Fernand Gravey, Ralph Bellamy, Comedy, Music, Romance
Rene is broke and Kay is a rich actress visiting Paris. They meet, share a cab and dinner. He is smitten by her, but she leaves for London and he follows. Read More »
The Great Waltz (1938) Julien Duvivier, Victor Fleming, Luise Rainer, Fernand Gravey, Miliza Korjus, Biography, Drama, Music
In 1845 Vienna, Johann Strauß II – Schani to his friends – would rather write and perform waltzes than anything else, this at a time when a waltz is not considered proper society music. Read More »
Gunman in the Streets (1950) Frank Tuttle, Dane Clark, Simone Signoret, Fernand Gravey, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
American army deserter turned criminal-on-the-run Eddy Roback must evade the French authorities in a nation-wide manhunt as he attempts to cross the border into Belgium.
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La nuit fantastique / Fantastic Night (1942) Marcel L’Herbier, Fernand Gravey, Micheline Presle, Saturnin Fabre, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Denis is distracted: he’s studying all day for philosophy exams and working all night at the flower market; plus, whenever he closes his eyes, he dreams of a mysterious woman in white. His girlfriend Nina is annoyed at him for his inattention, so she steps out behind his back with a friend of his. One night, while napping at the flower mart, he pursues the mystery woman in what he thinks is a dream, and finds himself with her in a restaurant with her father and her fiancé, then on to a magic shop, the Louvre, a nightclub, and a mental asylum. During the night, he discovers a plot against her, and still believing it’s a dream, goes to great lengths to try to save her.
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