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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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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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Runtime:

| (Janus print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Wide Range Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. 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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simple story
13 August 2013 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

sentimental, far to be great, almost common. but seductive under the science of Carne to give delicate nuances to flash backs, to transform scenes in little gems. and, in same measure, the art of Prevert to transform each detail in a precise piece of puzzle. a film about love and innocence. about a kind of Mephisto - remarkable performance of Berry - and delicate lights of role in Jacqueline Laurent performance. but, in many aspects, a film of Arletty and Jean Gabin. not a surprise. the names of director and scriptwriter are basic guarantees for a remarkable work. but, after so many years, like many other films," Le jour se leve" has more seductive sparkles and great profound value.


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