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Writers:
Lewis Meltzer (screenplay)
Marcel Achard (story)
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Release Date:
7 August 1940 (USA) See more »
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Cast

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Brian Aherne ... Andre Morestan

Rita Hayworth ... Natalie Roguin

Glenn Ford ... Pierre Morestan

Irene Rich ... Michele Morestan
George Coulouris ... Defense Attorney
Lloyd Corrigan ... Prosecuting Attorney

Evelyn Keyes ... Francois Morestan
Edward Norris ... Robert LaCoste
Curt Bois ... Henri Lurette

Frank Reicher ... President
Sumner Getchell ... Fat Boy
Nicholas Bela ... Nicholas Farkas
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Louis Adlon ... First Court Clerk (uncredited)
Ronald Alexander ... Juror (uncredited)
Leon Belasco ... Barber (uncredited)
Mary Bovard ... Miss Lucille Morlet (uncredited)
Dorothy Burgess ... Antoinette (uncredited)
James B. Carson ... Louie Rolande (uncredited)

William Castle ... Angry Juror #1 (uncredited)
George Davis ... Customer (uncredited)
Vernon Dent ... Gendarme (uncredited)
Fern Emmett ... Natalie Roguin #2 (uncredited)
Harrison Greene ... Jury Foreman (uncredited)
Carlton Griffin ... Juror (uncredited)
Earl Gunn ... Angry Juror #2 (uncredited)
Frank Hilliard ... Juror (uncredited)
Eddie Laughton ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Charles Legneur ... Third Judge (uncredited)
Theodore Lorch ... Juror (uncredited)
Hamilton MacFadden ... Guard (uncredited)
Allen Marlow ... Second Guard (uncredited)
Alexander Palasthy ... Juror (uncredited)
Ralph Peters ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Frank Pharr ... Juror (uncredited)
Fred Rapport ... Alternate Juror (uncredited)
Jack Raymond ... Expressman (uncredited)
Jack Rice ... Gaston (uncredited)
William Stack ... Mr. Marinier (uncredited)
Julius Tannen ... Judge of the Court (uncredited)
Emma Tansey ... Flower Woman (uncredited)
Philip Van Zandt ... Second Court Clerk (uncredited)
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Directed by
Charles Vidor 
 
Writing credits
Lewis Meltzer (screenplay)

Marcel Achard (story)

Jan Lustig  screenplay "Gribouille" (uncredited)

Produced by
B.B. Kahane .... producer
 
Original Music by
Lucien Moraweck 
 
Cinematography by
Lucien N. Andriot (director of photography) (as Lucien Andriot)
 
Film Editing by
Al Clark 
 
Art Direction by
Lionel Banks 
 
Costume Design by
Robert Kalloch (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
William Knight .... makeup supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles C. Coleman .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John P. Livadary .... sound engineer (uncredited)
J.S. Westmoreland .... sound (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ray Howell .... costume supervisor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Morris Stoloff .... musical director (as M.W. Stoloff)
 
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80 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Finland:S (1963) | Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (PCA #6402)

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6 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Abominable Hollywoodization of a great French farce, 20 April 2007
Author: inframan from the lower depths

Where to start? They took an earthy classic French face (Gribouille) & timidly translated it into faux Oscar Wildeian summer stock frillery. Brian Aherne becomes Raimu & Rita Cansino Hayworth becomes Michele Morgan. Glen Ford (14 years Aherne's junior) plays Aherne's son.

Aherne was about 38 when he made this, a handsome, debonair lightweight matinée idol (who allegedly was the object of Noel Coward's song, Mad About the Boy). Nice fellow, but a real travesty in this part. Whose fault? Probably the director, Alexander Korda, because the rest of the cast is just as bad, Irene Rich, Evelyn Keyes, Lloyd Corrigan (?).

What they forgot when they bought this property is farce is not just about manners & plot, it's about character & culture.

Ah well, Ford & Hayworth would grow up & make Gilda 6 years later. Same director!

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