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Les hommes nouveaux (1936)

A triangle set in Morocco involving a nouveau riche businessman, his wife and her former lover.Meanwhile a French officer in Morocco accomplishes much for his country.

Director:

Marcel L'Herbier

Writers:

Claude Farrère (novel), Marcel L'Herbier (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Baur ... Bourron
Natalie Paley Natalie Paley ... Christiane (as Nathalie Paley)
Gabriel Signoret ... Maréchal Lyautey de Tolly
Max Michel Max Michel ... Henri de Chassagnes
Claude Sainval Claude Sainval ... Jean de Sainte-Foy
Sylvio De Pedrelli ... Le caïd Medhani
Jean Marais ... Le secrétaire
André Numès Fils André Numès Fils ... Roussignol
René Bergeron René Bergeron ... Mingasse
Marie-Jacqueline Chantal Marie-Jacqueline Chantal ... L'infirmière
Gustave Gallet Gustave Gallet ... Clémenceau
Ben Gassin Ben Gassin ... Zerfatti
André Carnège André Carnège ... Le commandant
Hugues de Bagratide Hugues de Bagratide ... Officier
Paul Amiot Paul Amiot ... D'Amade
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A triangle set in Morocco involving a nouveau riche businessman, his wife and her former lover.Meanwhile a French officer in Morocco accomplishes much for his country.

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Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 June 1937 (Slovenia) See more »

Also Known As:

Novi ljudje See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Fusty,old-fashioned.
1 June 2004 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Although Marcel L'Herbier is remembered as one of the great French directors before WW2,one must admit that some of his works have become obsolete today.Just before the war broke out,he had a tendency to make propaganda movies:"la porte du large" about French navy and "entente cordiale"."Les hommes nouveaux" (what a misnomer!)partly deals with French glory in Morocco :a historic figure (Lyautey) appears at the beginning and at the end of the movie,but it's being kind to say that it does not hang well with the main plot of the movie...which deals with a nouveau riche (Harry Baur)who made his way of life in Morocco and married a beautiful woman.Enter a military man... who was the lady's former squeeze.Shall I continue?

The movie was recently restored:was it really necessary?


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