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The Lovers of Midnight (1931)

Les amours de minuit (original title)
A bank employee who stole money at work falls in the hands of a dangerous escaped convict whose girlfriend is going to help him out of this mess.


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Cast overview:
Danièle Parola ...
Marcel Valmont
Louis Zellas ...
Le Capitaine / The Captain (as Zellas)
Josseline Gaël ...
Jacques Varennes ...
Gaston Bouchard


Gaston Bouchard, sentenced to 20 years in a penal colony, escapes and meets Marcel Valmont on the train. He notices a ticket to South America and a large sum of money in cash in the young man's bag. He offers to take him around town while waiting for the ship to sail. When they arrive at the station, Gaston asks Marcel to wait for him at the bar while he sneaks out of the train to avoid the police. He then introduces his girlfriend Georgette as his sister, planning to steal Marcel's money. Georgette and Marcel fall in love and she tries to protect him from Gaston. He follows her to the cabaret where she sings. Gaston steals his money and passport. Marcel reveals that he robbed the bank where he works earlier that day. The theft will not be discovered until the next day and he would like to put it back in the safe in time. Georgette's friend Fanny calls the Police but they arrive too late to catch Gaston and they arrest Marcel for failing to show a passport. Georgette seduces a captain... Written by Greg Philip {greg_philip@hotmail.com}

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Crime | Drama | Romance






Release Date:

16 January 1931 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Amores da Meia-Noite  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Remade as Voyage Without Hope (1943) See more »


Written by Franz Liszt
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Strangers on a train
9 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

The second talkie by Marc Allégret,and like his first effort,a collaboration with another director.The subject strangely recalls those of the late thirties dear to the Realisme Poétique:the scene when Georgette collapses behind the gates would not be out of place in Carné's "Quai Des Brumes" or Duvivier's "Pépé Le Moko";besides ,most of the action takes place in a harbor ,par excellence,the place where you can escape form your fate and sail away to some place far far away.

There the comparison ends : Allégret's work is moral,you can redeem yourself when a good girl shows you the straight and narrow,and thus love will find a way and you will be happy;besides,the true villains are always punished.

The romantic male young lead (the actor is of Russian origin)is rather gauche -sadly he was to die in 1932-but the villain recalls Jules Berry;Danièle Parola,who also sings the eponymous song,ended her career in the late thirties though she lived till 1998 .

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