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Stormy Waters (1941)

Remorques (original title)
Andre Laurent, the captain of a tugboat, married Yvonne ten years ago. She has a heart disease but does not want to tell him. She dreams he quits the job for they can live quietly. One ... See full summary »

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Madeleine Renaud ...
Yvonne Laurent (as Madeleine Renaud de la Comédie Francaise)
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Charles Blavette ...
Gabriel Tanguy (as Blavette)
Jean Marchat ...
Marc, le capitaine du 'Mirva'
Nane Germon ...
Renée Tanguy
Jean Dasté ...
Le radio (as Jean Daste)
René Bergeron ...
Georges (as Bergeron)
Henri Poupon ...
Le docteur Maulette (as Poupon)
Anne Laurens ...
Marie Poubennec
Marcel Pérès ...
Le Meur (as Perez)
Marcel Duhamel ...
Pierre Poubennec (as Duhamel)
Henri Pons ...
Roger (as Pons)
Sinoël ...
L'armateur
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Kerlo, le bosco
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Andre Laurent, the captain of a tugboat, married Yvonne ten years ago. She has a heart disease but does not want to tell him. She dreams he quits the job for they can live quietly. One night, during a sea rescue, he meets Catherine. She wants to leave her husband, the captain of the rescued ship. She is a beautiful and unusual woman... Written by Yepok

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15 June 1946 (USA)  »

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The famous photograph "L'Homme de la Nuit" by René-Jacques (real name René Giton), taken in 1939, is of Jean Gabin descending the steps from the Cours Dajot, which overlooks Brest's commercial port, during filming for Remorques. See more »

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Oceano nox
6 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

The making of "Remorques" began in 1939,as a follow-up to the excellent "l'étrange Monsieur Victor",and because of the Occupation,was released two years later.That also explains the length of the movie (hardly 80 minutes in the broadcast versions).

It's a simple story:the plot involves a tough sailor,Gabin,torn between two women ,the frail Madeleine Renaud,Gremillon's favorite actress (she was featured in all of his four movies of the 1938-1943 period),and the disillusioned Michèle Morgan (with whom he had teamed up in Carné's famous "quai des brumes").

The banal plot matters much less than the atmosphere;the star of the movie is the Ocean:you can hear,feel or see it ceaselessly along the viewing.This ocean which nobody can tame,which breaks willpower.For man must work and woman must weep..

SPOILERS: The ending climaxes the movie.A distraught incredulous Gabin gazes at his dead wife whilst a lugubrious siren desperately wails there down by the ocean.Then the man,forgetting his plight,walks across the harbor to come to the rescue of the boat in distress:you can hear voices chanting prayers for the dead as he makes his way through darkness .This ending has the strength of an epic Victor Hugo poem.


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