MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 66,029 this week

Wicked City (1949)
"Hans le marin" (original title)

6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 21 users  
Reviews: 2 user

When his freighter pulls into Marseille, Canadian seaman Eric Martin falls in love with Dolores, a "cabaret girl" (American version of her prostitute in the French version) at the "Kitcat" ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(scenario), (dialogue), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 460 titles
created 17 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 1722 titles
created 30 Mar 2014
 
a list of 2240 titles
created 02 Apr 2014
 
list image
a list of 175 titles
created 10 Jun 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Wicked City" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Wicked City (1949)

Wicked City (1949) on IMDb 6/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Wicked City.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ça va barder (1955)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A con man (Eddie Constantine) is approached by a shipping magnate to become one of his security agents.

Director: John Berry
Stars: Eddie Constantine, May Britt, Jean Danet
The Savior (1971)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In 1943, rural French teenager Nanette meets an injured British airman and decides to give him shelter at her family's farm after falling in-love with him.

Director: Michel Mardore
Stars: Horst Buchholz, Muriel Catalá, Hélène Vallier
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Marta e Nanda sono due amiche, una telefonista e l'altra manicure, che vivono assieme, ma hanno aspirazioni diverse: Marta è alla ricerca del vero amore, quello assoluto; Nanda della ... See full summary »

Director: Marcello Fondato
Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Catherine Spaak, Robert Hoffmann
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  
Director: Carlos Durán
Stars: Serena Vergano, Daniel Martín, Irma Wallig
Gypsy Wildcat (1944)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A wicked baron oppresses Gypsies but is fascinated by the beautiful Carla, who loves a stranger on a white horse.

Director: Roy William Neill
Stars: Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Peter Coe
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A film version of author Gilles Perrault's best-selling book about the 1976 trial and execution of Christian Ranucci, the youth who was convicted with extremely inconclusive evidence of ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Drach
Stars: Serge Avedikian, Michelle Marquais, Claire Deluca
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Marino Girolami
Stars: Maria Montez, Massimo Serato, Hans Söhnker
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Hans Wolff
Stars: Maria Montez, Massimo Serato, Hans Söhnker
Adventure | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A beautiful tavern-keeper finds herself getting caught up in a war between Italy and Turkey.

Director: John Brahm
Stars: Maria Montez, Paul Hubschmid, Massimo Serato
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Director: Primo Zeglio
Stars: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Maria Montez, Milly Vitale
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A woman journeys to Spanish California to marry a Spanish officer, but on the way she meets and falls in love with an American adventurer who is part of a movement to overthrow the Spanish in California.

Director: Alfred L. Werker
Stars: Maria Montez, Rod Cameron, Mikhail Rasumny
The Exile (1947)
Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Charles II, the King of England, finds himself in exile in Holland, where he falls in love with a beautiful farm-girl.

Director: Max Ophüls
Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Maria Montez, Rita Corday
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Dolores - l'entraîneuse
...
Eric Martin, alias Hans Norben
...
Tania - la gitane
...
Aimé - un nervi
Pierre Bertin ...
Le monsieur sérieux
Roger Blin ...
Emilio
Grégoire Aslan ...
Le Brésilien (as Coco Aslan)
Frédéric O'Brady ...
Le chef des gitans (as O'Brady)
Jean-Marie Simon ...
Le petit Pierrot
Lita Recio ...
La patronne
Catherine Damet ...
Suzy - une entraîneuse
Jean Roy ...
Victor - un nervi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kosta Alex
Charles Fawcett
Roger Hubert
Edit

Storyline

When his freighter pulls into Marseille, Canadian seaman Eric Martin falls in love with Dolores, a "cabaret girl" (American version of her prostitute in the French version) at the "Kitcat" Club, and she agrees to "wait" for him. Leaving to return to his ship, Eric is stabbed by two thieves, Aime and Victor, who take his money and papers and warn Dolorws to say nothing. He wakes up in a hospital, with his ship gone, and is unable to give the police any useful information. He searches for Dolores and Aime sees him thrown out of the "Kitcat" and warns Dolores to get out of town. He gets work as a tourist guide and meets gypsy fortune teller Tania at the "Kitcat." One night they encounter Aime and Victor, there is a fight and Victor is killed. Tanis, in love with Eric, hides him at a gypsy camp, but he is still obsessed with Dolores. Pierrot get false papers for him, as Hans Marin, and tries again to find Dolores. The police have released Aime on the condition that he find Eric. His ship ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

16 November 1949 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Wicked City  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Too late for the sailor
12 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

This movie came ten or fifteen years too late ;its atmosphere is that of the years before WW2,with shades of "Quai Des Brumes " and "Pépé Le Moko" (the gates at the harbor are pure "Pépé").Jean -Pierre Aumont,one of the romantic young leads of the thirties ("Lac Aux Dames" "Hotel Du Nord" ),plays a tough Canadian sailor called Eric (Why Hans the sailor?well see the movie and you'll know why)whose ship puts in at Marseille.What does a sailor do in these circumstances?He looks for girls and ,you would never guess it ,he meets the women of his dreams ,a beauty called Dolores(Maria Montez) .It's a mirage ,for the girl is only in it for the money.But he hangs on to his dream.It's his downfall and although a generous gypsy (German Lilli Palmer ,a highly talented actress who is totally miscast) reads in the cards the sad fate that awaits him and tries to save him in spite of himself ,the die is cast.

If you want to know the etymology of the word "tzigane" ,it is the film to watch:it means ,should we believe Tania,"liar" and it dates back a very long time ,when Jesus Christ was crucified.

Aumont wrote the dialog ,and he cast his then -wife (and very limited if very attractive actress) as the femme fatale ;as she has little to do ,she's pretty good.It's one of the two movies Montez made in France,the other one being "Portrait D'Un Assassin",a more successful attempt at a film noir


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

Message Boards

Discuss Wicked City (1949) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?