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1. The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Passed | 96 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train.

Writers: Ethel Lina White, Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas, Dame May Whitty

2. The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954)

91 min | Comedy

7.0
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These schoolgirls are more interested in racing forms than books as they try to get-rich-quick. They are abetted by the head-mistress' brother, played by Alastair Sim, who also plays the head-mistress.

Writers: Frank Launder, Sidney Gilliat, Val Valentine, Ronald Searle | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell, George Cole, Hermione Baddeley

3. Jamaica Inn (1939)

Passed | 98 min | Adventure, Crime

6.3
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In Cornwall, around 1800, a young woman discovers that she's living near a gang of criminals who arrange shipwrecks for profit.

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Joan Harrison, Alma Reville, J.B. Priestley | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Robert Newton, Charles Laughton, Horace Hodges

4. Night Train to Munich (1940)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Thriller, War

7.3
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When the Germans march into Prague, armour-plating inventor Dr Bomasch flees to England. His daughter Anna escapes from arrest to join him, but the Gestapo manage to kidnap them both back ... See full summary »

Writers: Gordon Wellesley, Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Rex Harrison, Paul Henreid, Basil Radford

5. The Blue Lagoon (1949)

101 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Two children are shipwrecked on a desert-island and fall in love while growing up together.

Writers: Henry De Vere Stacpoole, John Baines, Michael Hogan, Frank Launder | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Jean Simmons, Donald Houston, Susan Stranks, Peter Rudolph Jones

6. Endless Night (1972)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.0
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Based on an Agatha Christie suspense novel; a newly-wed couple are threatened after building their dream home on cursed land.

Writers: Agatha Christie, Sidney Gilliat | Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Hayley Mills, Hywel Bennett, Britt Ekland, Per Oscarsson

7. Green for Danger (1946)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.7
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After the nurse who declares that a recent surgical death was a murder dies also, an enigmatic Scotland Yard inspector arrives to investigate.

Writers: Christianna Brand, Sidney Gilliat, Claude Guerney | Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Alastair Sim, Sally Gray, Trevor Howard, Leo Genn

8. The Lady Vanishes (1979)

PG | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Mystery

5.8
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While traveling in pre-war Nazi Germany, a young couple realize that a passenger seems to have been kidnapped from their train.

Writers: George Axelrod, Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder, Ethel Lina White | Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Elliott Gould, Cybill Shepherd, Angela Lansbury, Herbert Lom

9. The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery (1966)

93 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

5.8
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The all-girl school foil an attempt by train robbers to recover two and a half million pounds hidden in their school.

Writers: Frank Launder, Sidney Gilliat, Leslie Gilliat, Ivor Herbert, Ronald Searle | Directors: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Stars: Frankie Howerd, Dora Bryan, George Cole, Reg Varney

10. Wee Geordie (1955)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Geordie is a Scots lad sent to the Melbourne Olympics to represent Britain in Hammer-Throwing. He insists on wearing his kilt...

Writers: David Walker, Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Bill Travers, Alastair Sim, Paul Young, Norah Gorsen

11. The Green Man (1956)

80 min | Comedy

7.4
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Work has been going with a bang for freelance assassin Hawkins but a job in England just after the war is a different matter. His apparently easy target, a pompous government minister, is ... See full summary »

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Directors: Robert Day, Basil Dearden | Stars: Alastair Sim, George Cole, Terry-Thomas, Jill Adams

12. Blue Murder at St. Trinian's (1957)

86 min | Comedy

6.5
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To further the aims of the St Trinian's Marriage Bureau run by Flash Harry, the school contrives to win a competition with a European "Goodwill" trip as prize, to the horror of the Ministry... See full summary »

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder, Ronald Searle, Val Valentine | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Terry-Thomas, George Cole, Joyce Grenfell, Alastair Sim

13. Panorama (1953– )

40 min | Documentary, News

7.6
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Long-running factual programme reporting on all aspects of life in Britain.

Stars: Fred Emery, David Dimbleby, Richard Lindley, Tom Mangold

14. The Happiest Days of Your Life (1950)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy

7.6
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Chaos ensues for staff and students alike when an all-boys and an all-girls school are amalgamated into one.

Writers: John Dighton, Frank Launder | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Alastair Sim, Margaret Rutherford, John Turnbull, Richard Wattis

15. Big Time Operators (1957)

80 min | Comedy

7.0
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A young couple inherits a debt-ridden old movie theater, appropriately nicknamed "The Flea Pit," and the three eccentric senior citizens who work there.

Writers: William Rose, John Eldridge | Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Margaret Rutherford, Peter Sellers

16. The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's (1960)

94 min | Comedy

6.2
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The hellions of St. Trinians are recruited to a sheik's harem. Little does he know what he's letting himself in for.

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder, Ronald Searle, Val Valentine | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Cecil Parker, George Cole, Joyce Grenfell, Eric Barker

17. Only Two Can Play (1962)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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John Lewis is bored by his librarian's job and henpecked at home. Then Liz, wife of a local counciller, sets her sights on him. But this is risky stuff in a Welsh valleys town - if he and ... See full summary »

Writers: Bryan Forbes, Kingsley Amis | Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Peter Sellers, Mai Zetterling, Virginia Maskell, Kenneth Griffith

18. Marriage a la Mode (1955)

88 min | Comedy

6.6
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Charles Hathaway wakes up in West Wales with no recollection of who he is or how he got there. With the help of a Cardiff specialist he traces his life back to his gorgeous wife and their ... See full summary »

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Val Valentine | Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Rex Harrison, Kay Kendall, Margaret Leighton, Cecil Parker

19. A Yank at Oxford (1938)

Passed | 102 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.8
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Lee Sheridan, a young American comes to study at Oxford University, but is instantly disliked by the other students, because of his brash and big-headed attitude. After several scrapes with... See full summary »

Writers: Malcolm Stuart Boylan, Walter Ferris, George Oppenheimer, Leon Gordon, Sidney Gilliat, Michael Hogan, John Monk Saunders | Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Robert Taylor, Vivien Leigh, Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan

20. I See a Dark Stranger (1946)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.1
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A young Irish woman hates England so much she becomes a Nazi spy.

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Wolfgang Wilhelm, Liam Redmond, Frank Launder | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Trevor Howard, Raymond Huntley, Michael Howard

21. Dulcimer Street (1948)

110 min | Drama

7.0
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Percy Boon lives with his mother in a shared rented house with an assortment of characters in central London. Although well intentioned, Percy becomes mixed up with gangsters and a murder. ... See full summary »

Writers: Norman Collins, Sidney Gilliat, J.B. Williams | Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Alastair Sim, Fay Compton, Stephen Murray

22. Chu Chin Chow (1934)

Passed | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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Musical retelling of the "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves" Arabian Nights tale.

Writers: Oscar Asche, Edward Knoblock, L. du Garde Peach, Sidney Gilliat | Director: Walter Forde | Stars: George Robey, Fritz Kortner, Anna May Wong, John Garrick

23. Bikini Baby (1951)

90 min | Comedy

6.1
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Marjory Clark wins a competition in her Midland town and finds herself in a Festival of Britain procession as Lady Godiva - though not in the buff. This leads by way of a suspect beauty ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Launder, Val Valentine | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Dennis Price, John McCallum, Stanley Holloway, Pauline Stroud

24. Notorious Gentleman (1945)

Passed | 110 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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Vivian Kenway, a young Englishman from an aristocratic background, flunks out of Oxford, and decides to use his considerable charm to achieve his goal of, apparently, making dissipation his... See full summary »

Writers: Val Valentine, Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Rex Harrison, Lilli Palmer, Godfrey Tearle, Griffith Jones

25. Au théâtre ce soir (1966–1986)

Comedy

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Stars: Edward Sanderson, Robert Manuel, Bernard Durand, Jacques Ardouin

26. The Boys in Blue (1982)

91 min | Comedy, Family

4.2
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Sgt. Cannon (Tommy Cannon) and PC Ball (Bobby Ball) run the police station in the quiet town of Little Botham. When the station is threatened with closure due to a lack of crime, they ... See full summary »

Writers: Val Guest, Sidney Green, Sidney Gilliat | Director: Val Guest | Stars: Bobby Ball, Tommy Cannon, Suzanne Danielle, Roy Kinnear

27. Millions Like Us (1943)

103 min | Drama, War

6.8
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When Celia Crowson is called up for war service, she hopes for a glamor job in one of the services, but as a single girl, she is directed into a factory making aircraft parts. Here she ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Launder, Sidney Gilliat | Directors: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Stars: Patricia Roc, Gordon Jackson, Anne Crawford, Moore Marriott

28. Get Charlie Tully (1972)

PG | 97 min | Comedy

5.6
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Charlie Tully and womanising Reggie Peek con two rich Italians out of £500,000 but during their flight out Charlie is arrested for coning an American and a dog. Reggie stores the money in a... See full summary »

Writers: John Singer, John Warren | Director: Cliff Owen | Stars: Dick Emery, Derren Nesbitt, Ronald Fraser, Pat Coombs

29. Ask a Policeman (1939)

83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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The mirthful adventures of Police-Sergeant Samuel Dudfoot and his two constables, Albert Brown and Jeremiah Harbottle, who stage a fabricated crime-wave to save their jobs---and then find themselves involved in the real thing.

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Marriott Edgar, Val Guest | Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: Will Hay, Graham Moffatt, Moore Marriott, Glennis Lorimer

30. The Man Who Lived Again (1936)

66 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.9
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Dr. Laurience, a brilliant but unstable scientist experimenting with transferring minds, becomes vengeful when his magnate patron withdraws his support.

Writers: L. du Garde Peach, Sidney Gilliat, John L. Balderston | Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, John Loder, Frank Cellier

31. She Played with Fire (1957)

95 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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An insurance investigator runs into an ex-girlfriend, who is still as beautiful as he remembered her but is now married. He soon finds himself involved in arson, blackmail and murder.

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Winston Graham, Frank Launder, Val Valentine | Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Arlene Dahl, Dennis Price, Violet Farebrother

32. Girl in the News (1940)

78 min | Crime, Thriller

6.8
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Nurse Anne Graham is controversially - but rightly - acquitted of murder after her elderly patient dies in suspicious circumstances. Changing her name she gets a position nursing ... See full summary »

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Roy Vickers | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Barry K. Barnes, Emlyn Williams, Roger Livesey

33. The Bridal Path (1959)

95 min | Comedy

6.7
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Based on a novel by Nigel Tranter, The Bridal Path is a light-hearted look at the somewhat unfortunate results that can come of the continued marrying of fairly close cousins in a ... See full summary »

Writers: Nigel Tranter, Frank Launder, Geoffrey Willans | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Bill Travers, Bernadette O'Farrell, George Cole, Duncan Macrae

34. Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood (1995 TV Mini-Series)

348 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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Documentary mini-series about the rise and fall of the European silent film industry.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Louise Brooks, Sidney Gilliat

35. Gilbert and Sullivan (1953)

Not Rated | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.2
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The common career of W.S. Gilbert,a barrister turned comic writer, and Arthur Sullivan, a classic composer turned converted against his will to light music, who wrote fourteen operettas between 1871 and 1896, to great public acclaim.

Writers: Leslie Bailey, Leslie Baily, William S. Gilbert, Sidney Gilliat | Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Robert Morley, Maurice Evans, Eileen Herlie, Martyn Green

36. The Great Manhunt (1950)

Passed | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.0
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Visiting in England, famed American surgeon Doctor John Marlowe is decoyed to a middle European country, and discovers the operation he is to perform is on the Vosnian dictator. When the ... See full summary »

Writers: Roy Huggins, Sidney Gilliat | Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Glynis Johns, Jack Hawkins, Walter Rilla

37. Two Thousand Women (1944)

81 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.7
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Women in a French concentration camp conceal downed British airmen from Nazi soldiers, and try to help them escape. Produced by Edward Black. Written and directed by Frank Launder.

Writers: Michael Pertwee, Frank Launder | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Flora Robson, Patricia Roc, Renee Houston

38. Captain Boycott (1947)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, History

6.6
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Rousing historical drama stars Stewart Granger as the leader of a group of late 19th-century Irish farmers who rebel against the cruel tactics of the local earl's landlord, whose name became synonymous with their treatment of him.

Writers: Patrick Campbell, Paul Vincent Carroll, Frank Launder, Philip Rooney, Wolfgang Wilhelm | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Stewart Granger, Kathleen Ryan, Cecil Parker, Mervyn Johns

39. Folly to Be Wise (1953)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy

6.7
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Army chaplin Captain Paris attempts to book various acts for the entertainment of a troop of soldiers.

Writers: James Bridie, John Dighton, Frank Launder | Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Alastair Sim, Elizabeth Allan, Roland Culver, Colin Gordon

40. Crook's Tour (1941)

80 min | Comedy, Mystery

5.9
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Charters and Caldicott, touring in the Near East, are mistaken for German agents and handed in error a gramophone record which contains vital information for Britain's enemies.

Writers: Barbara K. Emary, Max Kester, John Watt | Director: John Baxter | Stars: Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Greta Gynt, Abraham Sofaer

41. The Young Mr. Pitt (1942)

118 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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This biopic tells the story of the life of Pitt The Younger, who became Prime Minister of Great Britain at the age of 24.

Writers: Viscount Castlerosse, Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Robert Donat, Robert Morley, Phyllis Calvert, John Mills

42. Waterloo Road (1945)

73 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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A drama set during WWII. A tale of adultery & desertion.

Writers: Val Valentine, Sidney Gilliat | Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: John Mills, Stewart Granger, Alastair Sim, Joy Shelton

43. Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday (1939)

77 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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It comes as no surprise when Inspector Hornleigh and his assistant, Sergeant Bingham, go to enjoy the winds and rains on their annual seaside vacation, when they run into a "busman's ... See full summary »

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Leonard Reginald Gribble, Frank Launder, J.O.C. Orton, Hans Wolfgang Priwin | Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Gordon Harker, Alastair Sim, Linden Travers, Wally Patch

44. Friday the Thirteenth (1933)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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It is pouring with rain at one minute to midnight on Friday the thirteenth, and the driver of a London bus is peering through his blurred windscreen as his vehicle sails down an empty road.... See full summary »

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, G.H. Moresby-White, Emlyn Williams | Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Jessie Matthews, Sonnie Hale, Muriel Aked, Cyril Smith

45. The Remarkable Mr. Kipps (1941)

82 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Kipps the draper's apprentice falls in love with a girl above his station. When he unexpectedly inherits a fortune, he thinks his dream has come true. But money can't make him a gentleman, or bring him the girl he really wants...

Writers: H.G. Wells, Sidney Gilliat | Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Phyllis Calvert, Philip Frost, Diana Wynyard

46. Left Right and Centre (1959)

95 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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At the Earndale by-election natural history expert and TV personality Bob Wilcot for the Conservatives finds himself up against Billingsgate girl Stella Stoker for the socialists. Amateur ... See full summary »

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Val Valentine | Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Alastair Sim, Patricia Bredin, Richard Wattis

47. Rome Express (1932)

94 min | Thriller

6.7
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Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Clifford Grey, Ralph Stock, Frank Vosper | Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Muriel Aked, Joan Barry, Donald Calthrop, Finlay Currie

48. The Ghost Train (1931)

72 min | Comedy, Thriller

6.8
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Writers: Lajos Biró, Angus MacPhail, Arnold Ridley | Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Jack Hulbert, Cicely Courtneidge, Ann Todd, Cyril Raymond

49. Doomed Cargo (1936)

67 min | Crime, Thriller

7.0
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US private eye sorts out European crime wave. With female sidekick in tow, wisecracking private eye follows a trail of corpses around Europe, shaking up a sinister criminal network which ... See full summary »

Writers: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder, Austin Melford, Bernard Merivale, L. du Garde Peach, Arnold Ridley | Director: Albert de Courville | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Constance Cummings, Thomy Bourdelle, Henry Oscar

50. The Moment of Truth (1952)

Approved | 87 min | Drama

7.0
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On the night of their tenth anniversary, Doctor Rene Richard accidentally discovers that his wife, actress Madeleine Richard, has been having an affair with a disturbed artist, Daniel ... See full summary »

Writers: Jean Delannoy, Henri Jeanson, Roland Laudenbach, Robert Thoeren | Director: Jean Delannoy | Stars: Michèle Morgan, Jean Gabin, Walter Chiari, Daniel Gélin