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29 August 1947 (USA) See more »
At the end of the 15th century, two minstrels Gilles and Dominique come from nowhere into the castle of Baron Hugues... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Arletty ... Dominique
Marie Déa ... Anne - la fille du baron qui se fiance avec Renaud

Fernand Ledoux ... Le baron Hugues - le châtelain, père d'Anne
Alain Cuny ... Gilles - un ménestrel
Pierre Labry ... Le seigneur
Jean d'Yd ... Le baladin
Roger Blin ... Le montreur de monstres
Gabriel Gabrio ... Le bourreau

Marcel Herrand ... Le baron Renaud - le fiancé d'Anne
Jules Berry ... Le diable
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Janine Berry ... (uncredited)
Claudye Carter ... (uncredited)
François Chaumette ... Un page (uncredited)
Arsenio Freignac ... (uncredited)
Guy Henry ... (uncredited)
Robert Hébert ... (uncredited)
Robert Le Béal ... (uncredited)
Marie-Thérèse Moissel ... (uncredited)
Piéral ... Un nain (uncredited)

Alain Resnais ... Extra (uncredited)
Madeleine Rousset ... (uncredited)
Georges Sellier ... (uncredited)

Simone Signoret ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Marcel Carné 
Writing credits
Jacques Prévert  and
Pierre Laroche 

Produced by
André Paulvé .... producer
Original Music by
Joseph Kosma 
Maurice Thiriet 
Cinematography by
Roger Hubert 
Film Editing by
Henri Rust 
Production Design by
Georges Wakhévitch  (as Georges Wakevitch)
Art Direction by
Alexandre Trauner (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Léon Barsacq (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Georges Wakhévitch  (as Georges Wakevitch)
Production Management
Émile Darbon .... production manager
Paul Hartwig .... unit manager
Georges Lampin .... production manager
Gabriel Lhomme .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pierre Sabas .... assistant director
Bruno Tireux .... assistant director
Michelangelo Antonioni .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jacques Lebreton .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Marc Fossard .... camera operator
Music Department
Charles Münch .... musical director
Joseph Kosma .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
Marcel Carné .... story editor
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Les visiteurs du soir" - France (original title)
"The Devil's Envoys" - International (English title) (literal English title)
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120 min | USA:115 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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Featured in Héloïse (1991) (TV)See more »


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17 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Once upon a time.., 9 August 2001
Author: dbdumonteil

It's the only Carné-Prévert movie that takes place in another era,the Middle Ages.During the German occupation,it was an alibi:the Devil was meant to represent Hitler and the two lovers the Resistance.But for the people at the time,their hints at French plight were so disguised -or else,it would have been banned by the censorship-,they only saw the escapist movie which they did need.Over the years,the movie has lost some of its charms:after a brilliant introduction,the pace remains too slow and it's hard to believe that Alain Cuny and Marie Déa are eaten with desire.As always in Carné's movies,it's the supporting cast that walks out with the honors:Arletty is as splendid as ever in her androgynous beauty,and Jules Berry is ideally cast as the Devil.Though it remains inferior to "le jour se lève" and "les enfants du paradis" ,"les visiteurs du soir" is a curiosity for French movies buffs.People who like it should see "l'éternel retour",a collaboration between Jean Delannoy and Jean Cocteau.

NB :"Children of paradise " also takes place in another era ,the nineteenth century;sorry.

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