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Dawn Devils (1946)

Les démons de l'aube (original title)
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Georges Marchal ...
Lieutenant Claude Legrand
André Valmy ...
Serge Duhamel
Dominique Nohain ...
Simon dit Chouchou
Jacqueline Pierreux ...
Simone
Marcel Lupovici ...
Michel Courant (as Lupovici)
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Durand, dit Durandal
René Clermont ...
Un des commandos
Joé Davray ...
Fillette (as Joe Davray)
Jacques Dynam ...
Gauthier
Raymond Hermantier ...
Un des commandos
Marcel Mérovée ...
Rousseau
Jean Pommier ...
Denis
Jeff Racine ...
Gaston de Chanteloup)
Robert Rollis ...
Blot (as Robert Rollys)
Maurice Régamey ...
Martin
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Only historically interesting
14 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

...But not for the reasons you think of.Although it's the story of a commando getting ready for the Normandy landings ,it's essentially notable because it's the first Allégret film featuring Simone Signoret.Signoret would become famous with Allégret's next film "Dédée d'Anvers" where she played the lead .Such was not the case in "Demons" where she 's got only a supporting (and I mean supporting) part as Lily the innkeeper .

Anyway this is a man's story.Historian Jean Tulard writes that the training of the commandos presents a documentary interest.But the rest consists of a love rivalry between a lieutenant (Georges Marchall) and a Maquis.


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