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La symphonie pastorale
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Release Date:
22 September 1948 (USA) See more »
A minister falls in love with a blind young woman he sheltered, but so does his son. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Michèle Morgan ... Gertrude

Pierre Blanchar ... Le pasteur Jean Martens
Line Noro ... Amélie Martens - sa femme

Jean Desailly ... Jacques Martens - son fils
Andrée Clément ... Piette Castéran
Jacques Louvigny ... Castéran (as Louvigny)
Rosine Luguet ... Charlotte Martens
Mona Dol ... Soeur Claire
Robert Demorget ... Pierre Martens
Hélène Dassonville ... Mademoiselle de la Grange
Germaine Michel ... La vieille paysanne
Florence Brière ... Une amie de Gertrude
Albert Glado ... Paul Martens
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Renée Bouzy ... Gertrude enfant (uncredited)
Marius David ... Petit rôle (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean Delannoy 
Writing credits
André Gide (novel)

Jean Aurenche (adaptation) &
Jean Delannoy (adaptation)

Pierre Bost (dialogue) &
Jean Aurenche (dialogue)

Produced by
Joseph Bercholz .... producer (uncredited)
Edouard Gide .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Georges Auric 
Cinematography by
Armand Thirard 
Film Editing by
Suzette Bouveret 
Production Design by
René Renoux 
Costume Design by
Georges Annenkov  (as Annenkoff)
Makeup Department
Carmen Brel .... makeup artist
Production Management
Henri Jaquillard .... unit manager (as Henri Jacquillard)
Lucien Lippens .... unit manager
Louis Wipf .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roger Calon .... assistant director
Jack Sanger .... assistant director
Sound Department
Georges Leblond .... sound engineer
Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Corbeau .... still photographer
Alain Douarinou .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Germaine Lecomte .... wardrobe
Catherine Parel .... wardrobe
Music Department
Roger Desormière .... conductor (as Roger Desormieres)
Other crew
Henri Sorbets .... laboratory technician
Claude Vériat .... script girl (as Claude Veriat)
Justine O'Brien .... subtitles: american version (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La symphonie pastorale" - France (original title)
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110 min | Germany:95 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Klangfilm-Eurocord)

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Finnish certificate register # 026785.See more »
Amélie Martens - sa femme:Not everybody has the luck of being blindSee more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Den'en kôkyôgaku (1938)See more »


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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Dreyeresque Delannoy, 17 January 2007
Author: dbdumonteil

My title will enrage the highbrows,but ,after reading the notorious "Cahiers du Cinema" who on earth (and particularly in France) will

watch a Jean Delannoy film ,cause it's " inevitably bad" cause Godard and co have decided it is so?

"La Symphonie Pastorale" is a marvelous black and white movie.A simple story of a minister who takes on a little savage girl,Gertrude (a Dreyeresque name!) .For a short while ,it's got something of Helen Keller ,cause the heroine is blind when the story begins.But Delannoy focuses on the relationship between the man who's got four children and his protégée.Pierre Blanchar (it's probably his best part) and Michèle Morgan are at the top of their game and they give subtle performances.When the elder son (Jean Desailly)comes back,and falls in love with Gertrude ,the tragedy is in the air.The priest realizes he loves the girl in a way a father should not.

Delannoy takes advantage of the snowy landscapes and the frozen rivers,of the tiny church where the organ becomes a mediator between Gertrude and the young man ,of an excellent cast.

He has even got a sense of humor !There's a private joke .When they show Desailly the organ ,one of the men says "Amour,Delices et Orgues!" which was the title of a (very mediocre) previous film in which the actor was featured the same year.

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