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  (in credits order)
Pierre Larquey ... Le père Lumineau (as Larquey)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Arnoux ... François
Mady Berry ... La Michelonne
Raymond Bouquet
Simone Bourday ... Marie Rose
Jean Cyrano
Paul Demange

Georges Flamant
Lucien Gallas ... André (as Lucien Galas)
Robert Goupil (as Goupil)
Marcelle Monthil ... La deuxième Michelonne
Line Noro ... Eléonore
Alexandre Rignault ... Matharin
Noël Roquevert
Germaine Sablon ... Felicite

Directed by
Jean Vallée 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
René Bazin  novel
Charles Spaak 

Original Music by
Jane Bos 
Cinematography by
Raymond Clunie 
Marcel Lucien 
Production Design by
Roland Quignon 

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Also Known As:
"La terre qui meurt" - France (original title)
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88 min
Color (Franciacolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Version of The Land That Dies (1927)See more »


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Rewarding minor French thirties film., 21 January 2002
Author: Mozjoukine ( from Australia

This largely forgotten, low budget French film of the thirties remains more memorable than many ambitious productions for it's treatment of the then current "back to the land" concept.

The father (Larquey) going to see his son who has become a boiler attendant in the city and offering him the farm, unavailingly, is as telling a scene as you will find in the films of the day and a lot of the days that followed.

Nice to see Rignault from "Enfants du Paradis" working, even if he does try too hard.

The production values are modest.

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