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The Curtain Rises (1938)

Entrée des artistes (original title)
Isabelle, Cécilia and François are drama students at the "Conservatoire d'art dramatique". Cécilia is in love with François, but the young man is in love with Isabelle instead. Cécilia elaborates a desperate plan to get back at François.

Director:

Marc Allégret

Writers:

André Cavin, André Cayatte (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louis Jouvet ... Le professeur Lambertin
Claude Dauphin ... François Polti
Odette Joyeux Odette Joyeux ... Coecilia
Janine Darcey Janine Darcey ... Isabelle
André Brunot André Brunot ... Monsieur Grenaison
Robert Pizani Robert Pizani ... Jérôme
Madeleine Lambert Madeleine Lambert ... Élisabeth
Roger Blin Roger Blin ... Dominique
Mady Made Mady Made ... Denise
Babita Soren Babita Soren ... Norah (as Babita Sauren)
Henri Busquet Henri Busquet ... L'huissier du Conservatoire
Georges Pally Georges Pally ... Marty, la patron du café
Madeleine Geoffroy Madeleine Geoffroy ... Madame Grenaison (as Mad. Geoffroy)
Yves Brainville Yves Brainville ... Sylvestre
Gaby André ... Mireille, une élève du Conservatoire (as Gaby Andreu)
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Storyline

Isabelle, Cécilia and François are drama students at the "Conservatoire d'art dramatique". Cécilia is in love with François, but the young man is in love with Isabelle instead. Cécilia elaborates a desperate plan to get back at François.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

21 April 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Curtain Rises See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Regina Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When this film had a re-release in July 1944, the role originally played by Marcel Dalio was been cut, and his name was removed from the credits and the posters, because he was Jewish. In that print of the film, Dalio's scenes have been reshot with Fred Pasquali, but his voice is still used on the soundtrack. See more »

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No wrinkle at all, some 70 years later...!!!
6 June 2007 | by ifasmilecanhelpSee all my reviews

Some 70 years after it came out, this film, in my opinion, did not take any wrinkle!

Definitely, Louis Jouvet was an extraordinary actor … In Entrée Des Artistes, once more, his play touches the spectator… holds it breathless…

To tell the truth, in this movie, all the actors have fantastic acting, perfect diction and a common quality: the theatrical dimension… and by mentioning only Jouvet, I am strongly unfair with the other comedians.

Hope they might forgive me, if you don't!

Allégret, with a consumed art, takes us along in the world of the actors, like in the world of the human beings: the drama in real life, the comedy at the theater…

And even if I must admit that I might have preferred a different end, incorrigible optimist that I am, it keeps a coherent dramatic sense.

In few words, I thus adored this film, even if the quality of the VHS can only make me consider it regrettable that there was yet no restoration...

If you're able to see it, don't miss it!

***A film is never really good unless the camera is an eyes in the head of a poet Orson Welles***


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