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July 14 (1933)

Quatorze Juillet (original title)
Jean is a young cab driver. Anna, a flower-girl neighbour, is in love with him. But he is still thinking to Pola, who just left him. Jean asks her to the bal. Many events (Pola's come back,... See full summary »

Director:

René Clair

Writer:

René Clair (scenario)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Annabella ... Anna
George Rigaud ... Jean
Raymond Cordy ... Jean's Fellow Cabbie
Paul Ollivier Paul Ollivier ... The Tuxedoed Drunk (as Paul Olivier)
Raymond Aimos Raymond Aimos ... Charles
Thomy Bourdelle Thomy Bourdelle ... Fernand, Charles' fellow thief
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Jean is a young cab driver. Anna, a flower-girl neighbour, is in love with him. But he is still thinking to Pola, who just left him. Jean asks her to the bal. Many events (Pola's come back, two villains...) will disturb this arising love. Written by Yepok

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

April 1933 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

July 14 See more »

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Production Co:

Films Sonores Tobis See more »
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Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Perhaps Rene Clair's most perfect film
10 June 2002 | by zetesSee all my reviews

Jean and Anna are young and in love. They spend Bastille Day together trying to dance the night away, trying to get in a kiss or two. Things keep getting in the way though, funny things like the rain, the whim of the band that's playing, and the stuffy old woman walking around. Unfortunately, when Jean returns home, his ex-girlfriend is waiting for him on his bed. Misunderstandings ensue, and it's not worth ruining by revealing all the wonderful things that happen through the rest of this film. I love À nous la liberté and Le million a lot, but neither of them reach the emotional peaks of Quatorze Juillet. It's still just as humorous as the other two, perhaps more so, but neither of them moved me like this one. It's not a musical, but it is imbued with very beautiful music. It's a magical film, one of the best ever made. Annabella, who also starred in Le million, is back as Anna in this one. 10/10.


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