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Ève Francis ... Sarah Topinelli

Edmond Van Daële ... Militis

Gaston Modot ... Topinelli
Elena Sagrary ... L'Orientale
George Footit ... L'homme au chapeau
Yvonne Aurel ... La femme à la pipe
Andrew Brunelle ... Le petit fonctionnaire (as A.F. Brunelle)
Solange Sicard ... Patience (as Solange Rugiens)
Léonid Walter de Malte ... L'ivrogne (as L.V. de Malte)
Lili Samuel ... La naine
Gastao Roxo ... Colibri
Marcelle Delville ... Pompon
Barral ... Le joueur de manille
Varoquet ... Grimail (as Waroquet)
Jacqueline Chaumont ... Pêche verte
Siska ... Prunelle
Jeanne Cadix ... Flora
Vintiane ... Javotte
Léon Moussinac ... César
Bole ... Tonneau
W. de Bouchgard ... Alvar
Bayle ... Piquignon
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Noémi Seize ... La Rafigue (as Noémie Scize)

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Louis Delluc 
 
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Louis Delluc 

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Alphonse Gibory 
Georges Lucas 
 
Production Design by
Francis Jourdain 
 

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Important Silent French Pioneer, 25 January 2007

Herr Louis Delluc was one of the most important silent pioneers in France and probably one of the first persons in that country who thought of the cinema as an Art. He was part of longhaired group called the"French Impressionist School" ( which also included Herr Epstein, Abel Gance and Marcel L'Herbier ) and was himself one of the first and most influential French film critics ( that group of persons who criticize unscrupulously and without remorse much like any German fat heiress in a ball ). He also came up with the term "Ciné-Club", denoting those suspicious longhaired meetings during which a film is exhibited and when it ends, the audience talks about anything but the film itself. Unfortunately Herr Louis Delluc had a short career dying very young at the age of 33 from tuberculosis, denying the French and the rest of the whole world, including Germany, his mastery of film and future accomplishments.

"Fièvre" it is one of his most significant films in which we can see Herr Delluc's previously mentioned talents put to good use. It is a melodramatic story that happens in one of those typical and dangerous harbour bars ( the aristocracy has enough risk drinking the ball's beverages ) , and in which a gallery of misfits will pass an evening that will end up in a tragic way. Two remarkable aspects in this film are Herr Delluc's efficiency displaying in that small and unique décor ( the film includes harbour images and some flashbacks ) such different characters perfectly harmonized in the same sequence and many times, in the same shot. The visuals involving the different stories are skilfully composed. The film is also very well paced with an "in crescendo" film narrative that will have its climax when at the end of the film the bar atmosphere becomes unbreathable ( and not due to non-stop smoking clients… ) as the resentments, jealousies and thoughts of vengeance build to a feverish pitch among those bar customers.

The film stars Herr Delluc's wife, Eve Francis ( who starred in most of the films of her husband ) and Herr Gaston Modot, an important French actor even during the talkie era.

And now, if you'll allow me, I must temporarily take my leave because this German Count is in a rheumatic fever due to the Schloss humidity.

Herr Graf Ferdinand Von Galitzien http://ferdinandvongalitzien.blogspot.com/

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