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The Love of Jeanne Ney (1927)

Die Liebe der Jeanne Ney (original title)
In the Crimea, the Reds and the Whites aren't done fighting, and Jeanne discovers that the man she loves is a Bolshevik (when he kills her father). Penniless, she returns to Paris where she... See full summary »
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Édith Jéhanne ...
Uno Henning ...
Andreas Labov
Fritz Rasp ...
Khalibiev
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Gabrielle
Adolf E. Licho ...
Raymond Ney
Eugen Jensen ...
Andre Ney / Alfred Ney
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Poitras
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Gaston (as Siegfried Arno)
Hertha von Walther ...
Margot
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Zacharkiewicz
Jack Trevor ...
Mr. Wallace Jack
Mammey Terja-Basa ...
Crimean Servant
Josefine Dora ...
Jeweler's Wife
Heinrich Gotho ...
Man in Train
Milly Mathis ...
Woman in Train
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In the Crimea, the Reds and the Whites aren't done fighting, and Jeanne discovers that the man she loves is a Bolshevik (when he kills her father). Penniless, she returns to Paris where she works for her uncle. Soon after, her lover Andreas is in France to organize the sailors in Toulon. So also is a thief, traitor, and libertine, Khalibiev, who wants to seduce Jeanne. His schemes, Jeanne and Andreas's naivete, and a lost diamond bring the lovers to the brink of tragedy. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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30 January 1928 (Finland)  »

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How cinema tells a story
5 April 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Like most films, The Love of Jeanne Ney is a melodrama, one of the right sort that absorbs you in the story. One hook is, or was, political, with a choice of sides in the Civil War in Russia, refined as support for workers in France, including Jeanne at her typewriter while her uncle does fancy deals. The lasting hook is the skill with which the film is made, particularly the handling of scenes on a train and outdoor scenes. These include lengthy tracking shots well edited together: the hero, running to keep up with an automobile, and especially a long walk through crowds in the market of Les Halles in Paris, which is Atget in motion. Without Pabst, no Renoir, no Altman.


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