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The Crime of Monsieur Lange ()

Le crime de Monsieur Lange (original title)
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A man and a woman arrive in a cafe-hotel near the Belgian frontier. The customers recognize the man from the police description. His name is Amedee Lange, and he murdered Batala in Paris.... See more »

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Amédée Lange
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Valentine
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Batala
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The Concierge
Odette Talazac ...
The Concierge's Wife
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The Son Meunier (as Henry Guisol)
Maurice Baquet ...
Charles, The Concierges' Son
Jacques B. Brunius ...
Mr. Baigneur (as J.B. Brunius)
Sylvain Itkine ...
Inspector Itkine / Batala's cousin
Marcel Duhamel ...
The Foreman
Henri Saint-Isle
Pierre Huchet
René Génin ...
A Client at the Auberge (as Genin)
Max Morise
Charbonnier ...
Typesetter
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The Model maker
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Nadia Sibirskaïa ...
Estelle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edmond Beauchamp ...
Priest in the Train (uncredited)
Jean Bremaud ...
Typesetter (uncredited)
Margot Capelier ...
Ironing-maiden (uncredited)
Guy Decomble ...
Typesetter (uncredited)
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Creditor (uncredited)
Yves Deniaud ...
(uncredited)
Germaine Duhamel ...
Ironing-maiden (uncredited)
Paul Grimault ...
Typesetter (uncredited)
Claire Gérard ...
Prostitute (uncredited)
Michel Kovachevitch ...
(uncredited)
Fabien Loris ...
Typesetter (uncredited)
Janine Loris ...
Ironing-maiden (uncredited)
Marcel Lupovici ...
(uncredited)
Suzanne Magisson ...
Ironing-maiden (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jean Renoir

Written by

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Jean Castanier ... (story)
 
Jacques Prévert ... (adaptation)
 
Jacques Prévert ... (dialogue)
 
Jean Renoir ... (screenplay)
 
Jean Renoir ... (story)

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André Halley des Fontaines ... producer (uncredited)
Jean Renoir ... executive producer (uncredited)

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Joseph Kosma ... (uncredited)
Jean Wiener ... (uncredited)

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Jean Bachelet

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Marthe Huguet ... (as Mme Huguet)
Marguerite Renoir ... (as Marguerite)

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Maurice Blondeau ... (uncredited)

Set Decoration by

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Jean Castanier
Robert Gys ... (uncredited)

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Joseph Mejinsky ... makeup artist (as Mejimsky)

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Georges D'Arnoux ... assistant director

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Louis Bogé ... sound
Roger Loisel ... sound

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Jean Brévignon ... assistant camera (as Brevignon)
Champion ... camera operator

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Maurice Blondeau ... technical director
Lagneau ... production department
Marguerite Renoir ... script girl (as Marguerite)
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Plot Summary

A man and a woman arrive in a cafe-hotel near the Belgian frontier. The customers recognize the man from the police description. His name is Amedee Lange, and he murdered Batala in Paris. His ladyfriend Valentine tells the whole story: Lange was an employee in Batala's little printing works. Batala was a real bastard, swindling everyone, seducing female workers of Valentine's laundry - One day, he fled to avoid facing his creditors, and the workers set up a cooperative to go on working. But the plot is less important that the description of the atmosphere just before the Popular Front. Written by Yepok

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Taglines A delightful ribbing of writer, publisher and reader of popular "Western" novels. See more »
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Also Known As
  • The Crime of Monsieur Lange (United States)
  • The Crime of Monsieur Lange (United Kingdom)
  • Le Crime de Monsieur Lange (United Kingdom)
  • Das Verbrechen des Herrn Lange (Germany)
  • El crim del senyor Lange (Spain, Catalan title)
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  • 80 min
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Trivia According to film scholar Alexander Sesonske, the Catalan painter Jean Castanier (also spelled "Castanier") approached his friend Jacques Becker with the idea of a film about "a likable little world of print-shop workers and laundresses who form a cooperative" to be called Sur la Cour, which Becker would direct. Becker was much taken by the idea, but the producer who took on the project didn't trust him, and decided to offer it to the more experienced director Jean Renoir, for whom Becker had already worked as assistant director on several pictures. Becker was reportedly so furious at Renoir for directing "his" film that he refused to work as assistant director on the production, though he would later work again as Renoir's assistant on several films (e.g. La Grande Illusion (1937)), before becoming a full-time director himself. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Une histoire seule (1989). See more »
Soundtracks Au Jour, le Jour; à la Nuit, la Nuit See more »

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