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Ben Jonson (play)
Jules Romains (adaptation)
Release Date:
10 May 1941 (France) See more »
Volpone, an elderly Venetian, connives with his money-crazed servant to convince his greedy friends that he is dying... See more » | Add synopsis »
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I feel so luck to have caught this rare film at CINEFEST the annual early & rare film festival in Syracuse, NY - March 2003. See more (5 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Harry Baur ... Volpone

Louis Jouvet ... Mosca
Charles Dullin ... Corbaccio
Jean Témerson ... Voltore (as Témerson)

Fernand Ledoux ... Corvino
Jacqueline Delubac ... Colomba Corvino
Marion Dorian ... Canina
Alexandre Rignault ... Le capitaine Leone Corbaccio
Louis Frémont ... Le juge
Robert Seller ... Le chef des sbires
Jean Lambert ... Le chanteur
Pierre Gianotti ... Le donneur de sérénade (as P. Gianotti)
Colette Régis ... La marquise
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alfred Baillou ... Un mendiant (uncredited)
Roger Blin ... Un vénitien (uncredited)
Henry Farty ... Un vénitien (uncredited)
Édouard Francomme ... Un vénitien (uncredited)
Rodolphe Marcilly ... Un vénitien (uncredited)
Marcel Melrac ... Un soldat (uncredited)
Pierre Moreno ... Le greffier (uncredited)
Pierre Sabbagh ... Un vénitien (uncredited)

Directed by
Maurice Tourneur 
Jacques de Baroncelli (some scenes) (uncredited)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ben Jonson  play
Jules Romains  adaptation
Jules Romains  dialogue
Stefan Zweig  play (uncredited)

Produced by
Elisabeth Soutzo .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Marcel Delannoy 
Cinematography by
Armand Thirard 
Film Editing by
Marcel Cravenne  (as Marcel Cohen)
Production Design by
André Barsacq 
Set Decoration by
Jacques Gut 
Jean Perrier 
Costume Design by
Boris Bilinsky 
Makeup Department
Georges Klein .... head makeup artist
Production Management
A. Hertz .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Edouard Lepage .... assistant director
Jacques Tourneur .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Charles Guirlinger .... sound engineer
Camera and Electrical Department
René Colas .... camera operator
André Dumaître .... assistant camera
Robert Taverne .... assistant camera
Music Department
Roger Desormière .... musical director
Other crew
Suzanne Bon .... script girl
René Decrais .... head costumier
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
94 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Wide Range Recording)

Did You Know?

Begun in 1938 by Jacques de Baroncelli (with Jean Tissier), the production shut down because of financial difficulties. Maurice Tourneur took over and the shooting resumed on 23rd March 1940 (minus Jean Tissier). The scenes shot in 1938 were incorporated in the final print.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Le bourreau des coeurs (1983)See more »


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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
I feel so luck to have caught this rare film at CINEFEST the annual early & rare film festival in Syracuse, NY - March 2003., 31 March 2003
Author: larry41onEbay from Culpeper, VA

I feel so luck to have caught this rare film at CINEFEST the annual early & rare film festival in Syracuse, NY - March 2003. More film buffs should support these festivals and share their discoveries on the IMDB so other film fans can track these old titles down. VOLPONE (1941, Sirilzky Pictures, in French w/English subtitles. D: Maurice Tourneur) A cynical, unscrupulous merchant played by Harry Baur, named Volpone (aka "the fox") schemes with his servant to con his greedy `friends' out of their money by pretending to be ill and dying, knowing they will give him gifts in hopes of being listed in his will. He then sits back to enjoy the fireworks but his plan inevitably backfires, setting the stage for an ironic denouement.

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