Between eleven o’clock and midnight one evening, a notorious trafficker Jérôme Vidauban is shot dead whilst walking in a subway in Paris. Read More »
Tag Archives: Louis Jouvet
Entrée des artistes AKA The Curtain Rises (1938) Marc Allégret, Louis Jouvet, Claude Dauphin, Odette Joyeux
Isabelle, Cécilia et François, sont étudiants au conservatoire d’art dramatique. Read More »
Paris, 1925. A young woman, Caprice, has great ambitions of becoming a famous music hall singer Read More »
Jenny Lamour wants to succeed in music hall. Her husband and accompanist is Maurice Martineau, a nice but jealous guy. Read More »
A Russian emigrant sings in a Shanghai nightclub under the assumed name of Kay Murphy. Read More »
Voted 1936’s best picture by a circle of prestigious French critics, Jean Renoir’s The Lower Depths (Les Bas-Fonds) is based on the “gutter” play by Russian author Maxim Gorky. Read More »
A man returns to his hometown after 20 years: to the woman he loved and the man who tried to kill him. Read More »
In Victorian London, the botanist Irwin Molyneux and his wife Margaret Molyneux are bankrupted but still keeping the appearance due to the successful crime novels Read More »
Miquette et sa mère / Miquette (1950) Henri-Georges Clouzot, Louis Jouvet, Bourvil, Saturnin Fabre, Comedy
In 1900, Miquette, the pretty daughter of the widow Grandier, decides to become an actress after seeing a play performed by the Monchablon theatre company. Read More »
Aged penniless actors are living in a old people’s home. They always talk about their past glory or failures. Read More »
Un riche collectionneur japonais propose a Edith, dame du grand monde, de lui donner l’argent qu’elle a detourne, produit d’une vente de charite, a l’unique condition qu’elle se donne a lui. Malgre sa repugnance, Edith accepte. Mais elle regagne au jeu la somme escroquee… Ce film est un remake du film de Cecil B. De Mille “The Cheat” et un de ces grands succes qui deciderent plusieurs cineastes en herbe francais a se lancer definitivement dans la carriere cinematographique.
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La Marseillaise (1938) Jean Renoir, Lise Delamare, Louis Jouvet, Pierre Renoir, Drama, History, Music
A news-reel like movie about early part of the Frensh Revolution, shown from the eyes of individual people, citizens of Marseille, counts in German exile and, of course the king Louis XVI, showing their own small problems.
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Saint-Maurice, an ordinary peaceful village, lived healthily so much so that the local doctor’s practice was scant. But that was before Dr. Parpalaid retired and was replaced by a charlatan by the name of Knock. A real genius this one, for he soon managed to persuade everyone that they were ill. And not only didn’t they resent him but they even loved their physician, who made a fortune and brought prosperity to the village by turning it into a big hospital.
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Un carnet de bal / Dance Program (1937) Julien Duvivier, Marie Bell, Françoise Rosay, Louis Jouvet, Drama
After the death of her husband, Christine realizes she has possibly wasted her life by marrying him instead of the man towards whom, in her youth, she had a stronger inclination. To overcome these dreary thoughts, she decides to find out about him and the other men who danced with her during a ball that was a turning point in her life, many years ago. She pays a visit to those forgotten acquaintances one after the other; Christine is not only surprised to see how they have fared, but also discovers the impact she had, unknowingly, on the feelings and the destiny of these persons.
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