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Director:
Writers:
René Clair (idea and adaptation) and
Georg Wilhelm Pabst (adaptation)
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Release Date:
1 August 1930 (France) See more »
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Plot:
Lucienne, typist and gorgeous bathing beauty, decides to enter the 'Miss Europe' pageant sponsored by the French newspaper she works for... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Louise Brooks ... Lucienne Garnier
Georges Charlia ... André
Augusto Bandini ... Antonin (as H. Bandini)
André Nicolle ... Le secrétaire du journal (as A. Nicolle)
Marc Ziboulsky ... Le manager (as M. Ziboulsky)
Yves Glad ... Le maharajah
Alex Bernard ... Le photographe
Gaston Jacquet ... Le Duc
Jean Bradin ... Prince de Grabovsky
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henri Crémieux
Fanny Clair ... (uncredited)
Hélène Regelly ... Lucienne (voice) (uncredited)
Raymonde Sonny ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Augusto Genina  (as A. Genina)
 
Writing credits
René Clair (idea and adaptation)

Georg Wilhelm Pabst  adaptation

Produced by
Romain Pinès .... producer
 
Original Music by
Horace Shepherd 
René Sylviano 
Wolfgang Zeller 
 
Cinematography by
Rudolph Maté  (as R. Maté)
Louis Née 
 
Film Editing by
Edmond T. Gréville 
 
Production Design by
Robert Gys 
 
Production Management
Fernand Lefebvre .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Edmond T. Gréville .... assistant director (as Edmond Gréville)
 
Sound Department
E. Kratsch .... sound editor
Hermann Storr .... sound (as H. Storr)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jean Patou .... dresses: Louise Brooks
 
Music Department
Francis Salabert .... musical director
Horace Shepherd .... musical adaptation and synchronization
 
Other crew
Fernand Lefebvre .... stage manager
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Prix de beauté (Miss Europe)" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
France:93 min | Germany:108 min (23 fps) (restored silent version) | USA:93 min
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Opening night film of the 2013 San Francisco Silent Film Festival.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Lulu in Berlin (1984)See more »
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Je n'ai qu'un amour, c'est toiSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
An under-rated classic!, 11 December 2005
Author: plegowik from United States

It is often only after years pass that we can look back and see those stars who are truly stars. As that French film critic, whose name escapes me, said: "There is no Garbo. There is no Dietrich. There is only Louise Brooks"; and there is, thank heavens! Louise Brooks! This is the third of her European masterpieces. But it is also an exceptional film for being one, if not the, first French talkie, for following a script written by famed René Clair, for reportedly being finished (the direction, that is) by Georg Pabst, and for incorporating the voice of Edith Piaf before she was well known! So much talent working on and in a film, how couldn't it turn out to be a masterpiece?! And that's what this film is. It's a shame Louise Brooks was blackballed by Hollywood when she came back to the States--so much talent cast so arrogantly by the wayside! In the film, in addition to getting to watch Louise Brooks in action, it's great to see pictures of Paris ca. 1930 and to hear Piaf's young voice. I never get tired of this film!

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