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Le Jour Se Leve (1939)

Le jour se lève (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 29 July 1940 (USA)
After committing a murder, a man locks himself in his apartment and recollects the events that led him to the killing.

Director:

Marcel Carné

Writers:

Jacques Viot (original scenario), Jacques Prévert (dialogue)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jean Gabin ... François
Jules Berry ... M. Valentin
Arletty ... Clara
Mady Berry Mady Berry ... La concierge
René Génin René Génin ... Le concierge (as Genin)
Arthur Devère Arthur Devère ... Mr. Gerbois (as Arthur Devere)
René Bergeron René Bergeron ... Le patron du café (as Bergeron)
Bernard Blier ... Gaston
Marcel Pérès Marcel Pérès ... Paulo (as Peres)
Germaine Lix Germaine Lix ... La chanteuse
Gabrielle Fontan Gabrielle Fontan ... La vieille dame dans l'escalier
Jacques Baumer Jacques Baumer ... Le commissaire
Jacqueline Laurent ... Françoise
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Storyline

Francois, a sympathetic factory worker, kills Valentin with a gun. He locked himself in his furnished room and starts remembering how he was led to murder. He met once Francoise, a young fleurist, and they fell in love. But Francoise was gotten round by Valentin, a dog trainer, a machiavellian guy... Written by Yepok

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

29 July 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le Jour Se Leve See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,982, 21 November 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$34,570, 9 January 2015
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Janus print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Wide Range Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

While not the first film to use dissolves to represent flashbacks, it was considered too new a method in the language of cinema that its producers' insisted on pre-title cards to avoid any confusion. See more »

Quotes

M. Valentin: You're the type women fall in love with . . . I'm the type that interests them.
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Faded, inadequate, heartbreaking.
27 October 1999 | by alice liddellSee all my reviews

Carne's murder romance seems a little dated now, its rigid structure and frail artifice too polite for the hysteria necessary for film noir. Carne's tendency to reduce to types is at its most stilted here, leaving one with little room to breathe. There is still much that is majestic and dreamlike - the extraordinary sets, their imposing facades as repressive to Francois as the human world he can't understand; Carne's elegant way with composition and camera movement, especially when he allows himself to see people, not allegories; the unparalleled acting, emotion from another age, yet yearningly, recognisably human.


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