MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 12,962 this week

The Room Upstairs (1946)
"Martin Roumagnac" (original title)

6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 181 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 1 critic

The local building-contractor Martin Roumagnac is fascinated by the fashionable Blanche Ferrand. To impress Blache, Martin presents her with a villa. However, this ruins him financially. ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (adaptation), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1928 titles
created 04 Oct 2011
 
a list of 2512 titles
created 17 Dec 2011
 
a list of 5145 titles
created 29 May 2012
 
a list of 1267 titles
created 08 Mar 2013
 
a list of 230 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Room Upstairs (1946)

The Room Upstairs (1946) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Room Upstairs.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Young Princess Sophia of Germany is taken to Russia to marry the half-wit Grand Duke Peter, son of the Empress. The domineering Empress hopes to improve the royal blood line. Sophia doesn't... See full summary »

Director: Josef von Sternberg
Stars: Marlene Dietrich, John Lodge, Sam Jaffe
Miroir (1947)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Raymond Lamy
Stars: Jean Gabin, Antonin Berval, Daniel Gélin
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The Blue Angel is a sleazy bar and the local boys go there to see Lola who is the dancer. The teacher goes there to confront his students only to fall for the dancer.

Director: Josef von Sternberg
Stars: Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, Kurt Gerron
Stage Fright (1950)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he's accused of murdering the husband of a high society entertainer.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Jane Wyman, Richard Todd
Stormy Waters (1941)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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 »

Director: Jean Grémillon
Stars: Jean Gabin, Madeleine Renaud, Michèle Morgan
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An elderly professor's ordered life spins dangerously out of control when he falls for a nightclub singer.

Director: Josef von Sternberg
Stars: Emil Jannings, Marlene Dietrich, Kurt Gerron
Jigsaw (1949)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

New York Assistant District Attorney Howard Malloy investigates a series of murders and uncovers an extremist group.

Director: Fletcher Markle
Stars: Franchot Tone, Jean Wallace, Myron McCormick
Certificate: Passed Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A female blackmailer with a disfiguring facial scar meets a plastic surgeon who offers her the possibility of looking like a normal woman.

Director: George Cukor
Stars: Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Conrad Veidt
Daybreak (1939)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

After committing a murder, a man locks himself in his apartment and recollects the events the led him to the killing.

Director: Marcel Carné
Stars: Jean Gabin, Jacqueline Laurent, Arletty
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Henri Chatelard is well in his forties, owns a restaurant and a cinema in the city, and appreciate women. When he meets Marie, a 18ish stronghead who just lost her father in a small ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Carné
Stars: Jean Gabin, Blanchette Brunoy, Nicole Courcel
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Georges Lacombe
Stars: Jean Gabin, Simone Valère, Gérard Oury
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: Charles Boyer, Walter Catlett, Marlene Dietrich
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Blanche Ferrand - une grainetière intrigante
...
Martin Roumagnac - un petit entrepreneur de maçonnerie
Jean d'Yd ...
L'oncle de Blanche (as Jean D'Yd)
...
Le surveillant du collège - épris de Blanche (as Daniel Gelin)
Jean Darcante ...
L'avocat de la défense
Marcel Pérès ...
Paulot - le chef de chantier et ami de Martin (as Perez)
Camille Guérini ...
Gardin - le facteur (as Camille Guerini)
Henri Poupon ...
Gargame - un notable de Clairval
Lucien Nat ...
Rimbaut - l'adjoint au maire, ancien amant de Blanche
Paul Amiot ...
Le président du tribunal
Marcelle Hainia ...
Madame Percheron, la pompiste
Jean Heuzé ...
Le procureur
Charles Lemontier ...
Bonnemain - le bistrot
Georges Bever ...
Un citoyen de Clairval (as Bever)
Paul Faivre ...
L'acheteur de l'appartement de Blanche
Edit

Storyline

The local building-contractor Martin Roumagnac is fascinated by the fashionable Blanche Ferrand. To impress Blache, Martin presents her with a villa. However, this ruins him financially. Despite Martin's many efforts for the now femme-fatal Blanche, she is not able to chose between him and the rich consul De Laubry. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

18 December 1946 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Room Upstairs  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (VHS)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

French censorship visa #4.121. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song (2001) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Men flutter to me as mops around a flame....
8 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

..and if their wings burn ,I am not to blame. During the final trial,the lawyer quotes this famous song "falling in love again" ,a nod to the movie which made Marlene Dietrich a star ,"das Blaue Engel".

Four men flutter to her in "Martin Roumagnac":the hero (see the title )(Jean Gabin) ,a consul (Marcel Herrand) ,a man married to a shrew (Noël Roquevert) and a supervisor (Daniel Gelin,whose part is reduced to that of a deus ex machina).Actually the movie has a pre-war flavor.This nice fellow (here, a bricklayer),Jean Gabin played it a lot of times before (see Gremillon's "gueule d'amour" ,Carné's masterpiece "le jour se lève" )The sociological side -working class hero versus society man- is only skimmed over and Marlene Dietrich is miscast:how can we believe her part of a seeds woman?But there 's some humor and it mainly concerns the supporting cast:the postman is colorful and the scene when he gives evidence is great fun;Dietrich's uncle provides an excellent contrast with his niece.

SPOILER Georges Lacombe made two good films noirs :" le Dernier des Six" (1941) which owed a lot to Henri Georges Clouzot's adaptation of a Steeman novel and "la lumière d'en face"(1955) which enhanced Brigitte Bardot's sex appeal.His flair for film noir only shows up in the last scene of "Martin Roumagnac" ,the only one which is really potent:Martin has just been shot and his sister -who did not see the scene- says "your pals say you goodbye Martin" while a news paper falls on the ground :it announces "Roumagnac released" .Indeed.END OF SPOILER

Marlene Dietrich and Jean Gabin -who lived together at the time- were to be the stars of Marcel Carné's "les Portes de la Nuit" but finally they gave up -they were replaced by Yves Montand and Natalie Nattier ,which did no good to Carné's work,since his new actors were totally inexperienced- and made "Martin Roumagnac.They never teamed again afterward.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Does anyone know where this film can be found? Purchased? DVD? Down bruce-558
Eager to see it Bringbacktheglam
Discuss The Room Upstairs (1946) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?