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La galerie des monstres (1924)

The life of the clown Riquet and his young wife, the dancer Ralda, is threatened by the despotic owner of the circus where they work together. He wants the girl and will not hesitate to try... See full summary »

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Jaque Catelain

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Eric Allatine (novel), Eric Allatine (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jaque Catelain ... Riquet's
Lois Moran ... Ralda / Ofélia
Jean Murat ... Sveti
Claire Prélia Claire Prélia ... Mme Violette
Lili Samuel Lili Samuel ... Pirouette
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roland Caillaux Roland Caillaux
Suzanne Cerf Suzanne Cerf
Bronia Clair Bronia Clair ... (as Bronja Perlmutter)
Tuhre Dallin Tuhre Dallin
Madame Delaunay Madame Delaunay
Michel Duran Michel Duran
Duvernoy Duvernoy
Philippe Hériat Philippe Hériat ... La géante / Sergent
Kiki of Montparnasse Kiki of Montparnasse ... (as Kiki)
Jean-Paul Le Tarare Jean-Paul Le Tarare ... Stryx
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The life of the clown Riquet and his young wife, the dancer Ralda, is threatened by the despotic owner of the circus where they work together. He wants the girl and will not hesitate to try to kill her when Ralda rejects him. But love is stronger than cruelty. Written by jsanchez

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Country:

Spain | France

Release Date:

26 September 1924 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Gallery of Monsters See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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melodrama in a circus
19 September 2017 | by happytrigger-64-390517See all my reviews

Directed and played by handsome Jaque Catelain, very close friend to Marcel L'Herbier, "la Galerie des Monstres" is a rare melodrama in a circus in Spain. It is his second direction after "le Marchand de Plaisir".

Jaque Catelain : "Showing two persons ripped from their primitive existence by their destiny, driven from town to town through the world in a traveling circus where their youth, their naïve love, unleash passions and drama ... To show the contrast between artificial movement of dizziness, of pleasure of a fair, and the pain of two defencedless young people - here is "la Galerie des Monstres" - script I wanted above all accessible to the audience - touching, human." Jaque Catelain was helped for directing by Marcel L'Herbier for his very precious artistic direction and by Calvacanti as a first assistant. "La Galerie des Monstres" is a subject close to "Freaks" by Tod Browning, but much less heartbreaking.

For silent movies lovers, it is sad to say there ain't any DVD edition.


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