6.8/10
44
2 user 1 critic

Le paquebot Tenacity (1934)

Bastien and Ségard decide to leave France for Canada. They wait for the departure of their ship in a hotel recommended by Hidoux, an old porter that they met at the station. They drink ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

After the rejection of their latest - and preposterous - scenario, two script writers get back to basics to prepare a new movie. The new scenario centers on Henriette, a pretty, lively ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Dany Robin, Michel Auclair, Hildegard Knef
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Alfred Boulard, a good-natured electrician, gives his blood to save Mona Thalia, a great theater actress. Mona Thalia survives and Boulard becomes the man of the hour. Grateful to him, Mona... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Elvire Popesco, André Alerme
David Golder (1931)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

David is a poor but ambitious Polish Jew who reinvents himself as a powerful New York business magnate. After gaining wealth, he relocates to Paris, only to have his selfish and demanding wife squander his fortune.

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Harry Baur, Paule Andral, Jackie Monnier
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Willy Ferriere is dead broke and his mistress costs a lot. One day, he says in a pub that he would give 100,000 francs to get rid of his wealthy aunt. Someone lets him know it's a deal. The... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Harry Baur, Valéry Inkijinoff, Alexandre Rignault
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A group of people visit a weird old man who is a student of the black arts. The man lives in an ancient, cursed castle. Soon people in the group start being killed off.

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Nadja Tiller, Jean-Claude Brialy, Perrette Pradier
The Golem (1936)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The Golem, a giant creature created out of clay by a rabbi, comes to life in a time of trouble to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution.

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Harry Baur, Roger Karl, Charles Dorat
Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Story of a rendezvous in Paris which is prepared through telephone calls between a Berlin telephonist and his female colleague in Paris.

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Josette Day, Germaine Aussey, Wolfgang Klein
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young man in a Bavarian boarding school falls in love with a mysterious girl.

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Marianne Hold, Horst Buchholz, Pierre Vaneck
The Sinners (1949)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Story takes place in a dreadful girls' reformatory. A couple of lovers will try to escape from this living hell.

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Serge Reggiani, Jean Davy, Monique Mélinand
Dance Program (1937)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Christine, newly widowed and consumed by the memory of a ball she attended age 16, decides to track down the men she danced with that night and discover their fates.

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Marie Bell, Françoise Rosay, Louis Jouvet
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Harry Baur, Jean Gabin, Robert Le Vigan
Panic (1946)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

After an elderly maid is murdered, opinions are manipulated evidence is planted, violence erupts, and panic ensues.

Director: Julien Duvivier
Stars: Viviane Romance, Michel Simon, Max Dalban
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Bastien
Pierre Laurel ...
Hidoux
Martial Rèbe ...
Le marin anglais (as Martial Rebe)
Léon Arvel ...
Le metteur en scène (as Arvel)
Charles Camus ...
Le régisseur (as Camus)
...
L'ivrogne (as Lardey)
Albert Broquin ...
Un joueur (as Broquin)
Raymond Aimos ...
Un joueur (as Aimos)
...
Thérèse
Hubert Prélier ...
Alfred Ségard
Nita Alvarez ...
Émilienne
Jeanne Duc ...
Louisette
Jeanne Byrel ...
Marcelle
Emma Calvé ...
La mère de Bastien (as Mme. Calvé)
Mme. Beuve ...
La mère de Ségard (as Mme Beuve)
Edit

Storyline

Bastien and Ségard decide to leave France for Canada. They wait for the departure of their ship in a hotel recommended by Hidoux, an old porter that they met at the station. They drink around town and Bastien meets Émilienne in a bar while Ségard falls in love with the hotel servant girl Thérèse. When the day of the departure comes, the ship's engine break soon after they leave the port. Forced to stay one more week in the Hotel, they find a temporary job. One night, Bastien offers Thérèse some champagne and the two end up making love on the beach. When the engine is fixed, Bastien decides to stay with Thérèse and writes a letter to Ségard about it. Ségard, disappointed, boards the ship alone. Written by Greg Philip {greg_philip@hotmail.com}

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on play | See All (1) »

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 June 1934 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A Caminho do Canadá  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to the October 20, 1933 issue of Bordeaux Ciné, actress Marie Glory twisted her right ankle during shooting and had to stay in bed for several days. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Tenacity indeed!
15 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

"Le Paquebot Tenacity" took historian Patrick Brion much time to search.He first found a copy in Portugal but its quality was awful;so the copy he finally broadcast was a Japanese one.There was just one problem:there were Japanese subtitles on the right of the picture.And it was impossible to erase them since he wanted to show the film as Duvivier had conceived it.

"Le Paquebot Tenacity" is not a major work in Duvivier's brilliant career.But if you are a fan ,it deserves a watch.

It's almost a sacrilege to write it but it almost makes me think of....what the Nouvelle Vague -who,as anyone past infancy knows,used to despise JD-would do in the late fifties/early sixties:the plot is very thin (two man want to to emigrate to Canada on the Tenacity liner-,the cinematography simple and casual whereas the director's style is generally polished .As the ship is leaving the FRench coast,a technical hitch occurs and...back to France again and the two future pioneers will have to wait .It's essentially a chronicle of these days of waiting since there is no real plot instead of a vague love interest....which will lead to broken male friendship like in "la Belle Equipe".

A private joke:the star of the movie ,Albert Préjean was also a singer.

-You sing better than Albert Préjean! someone tells the hero.

-It's not difficult!

Duvivier sometimes confuses reality and fiction:in "Allo Berlin ici Paris" he mentions his own name in the dialog;in "l'homme du jour" ,Maurice Chevalier portrays a man who tries to emulate Maurice Chevalier.


5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?