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La fin du jour (1939)

 -  Drama  -  11 September 1939 (USA)
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Aged penniless actors are living in a old people's home. They always talk about their past glory or failures. One day Raphael Saint-Clair comes; he has been a famous actor and had a lot of ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Francen ...
Marny
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Cabrissade
Louis Jouvet ...
Raphaël Saint Clair
Madeleine Ozeray ...
Jeannette
Alexandre Arquillière ...
Monsieur Lucien (as Arquillières)
Arthur Devère ...
Le régisseur (as Devère)
Sylvie ...
Madame Tusini
Joffre ...
Philémon
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Deaubonne (as Granval)
Pierre Magnier ...
Laroche
Mme Lherbay ...
Madame Philémon
Jean Coquelin ...
Delormel
Auguste Bovério ...
Le curé (as Bovério)
Jean Aymé ...
Victor
Tony Jacquot ...
Pierrot
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Aged penniless actors are living in a old people's home. They always talk about their past glory or failures. One day Raphael Saint-Clair comes; he has been a famous actor and had a lot of love affairs. Passions come back, and jealousies... A bitter film about aging, failure and the entertainment. Written by Yepok

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11 September 1939 (USA)  »

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The End of the Day  »

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The movie was supposed to star Louis Jouvet, Raimu and Michel Simon in the three main roles. Due to Raimu opting out of the movie, there was a big shuffle in the cast and both Jouvet and Simon changed parts. The cast was then completed by Victor Francen. See more »

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Madame Marcellin: He used to tell me "You are my first love..."
Madame Chabert: Ah... to me too
Madame Marcellin: To whom was he lying?
Madame Chabert: To both of us probably
Madame Marcellin: But so charmingly!
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End of the day,... end of an era.
12 November 1999 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

A fabulous cast of actors (Jouvet, Simon and so on) for a bitter movie, with still some tenderness in it. It is a hard story about people loosing themselves in front or THE big issue of life. Remember this movie was shot a few month before WW2 started ? Even if not connected at all with the political/social context of that period, still it reflects the uncertainties of the period, through hard and changing characters. A must.


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