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La symphonie pastorale
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Release Date:
22 September 1948 (USA) See more »
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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 »
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Version of Symphonie Pastorale (1958) (TV)See more »


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Who says that love is blind ? Jean Delannoy makes a classic film based on a famous novel by André Gide., 30 January 2009
Author: FilmCriticLalitRao from FIPRESCI/Cinema of the world

La Symphonie Pastorale is a neglected classic of French cinema.It is high time tall tales about its importance are told to all cinema lovers whether in France or outside of France.It is one of those few lucky films in the history of French cinema with which some of the most important personalities of French culture have been associated. One can cite the names of Michèle Morgan,André Gide and Jean Delannoy. This film is an honest adaptation of André Gide's best book "La Symphonie Pastorale".Jean Delannoy has worked wonders with this film by making a star as well as talented actress out of charming Michèle Morgan.It is true that love and its implications is the major theme of this film but we also get a chance to see other sentiments such as jealousy and innocence.After viewing this film there would hardly be anyone who would not have been influenced by the heroic figure of the leading lady Gertrude.The best human experience which one can derive from this film concerns how the vision of a person changes in the course of time ? It is a wonder that this film and the book have remained free of controversies despite the presence of religion.

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