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Remorques (1941)

Andre Laurent, the captain of a tugboat, married Yvonne ten years ago. She has a heart disease but does not want to tell him. She dreams he quits the job for they can live quietly. One ... See full summary »

Director:

Jean Grémillon

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Roger Vercel (novel), Jacques Prévert (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jean Gabin ... Le capitaine André Laurent
Madeleine Renaud ... Yvonne Laurent (as Madeleine Renaud de la Comédie Francaise)
Michèle Morgan ... Catherine
Charles Blavette ... Gabriel Tanguy (as Blavette)
Jean Marchat Jean Marchat ... Marc, le capitaine du 'Mirva'
Nane Germon Nane Germon ... Renée Tanguy
Jean Dasté ... Le radio (as Jean Daste)
René Bergeron René Bergeron ... Georges (as Bergeron)
Henri Poupon Henri Poupon ... Le docteur Maulette (as Poupon)
Anne Laurens Anne Laurens ... Marie Poubennec
Marcel Pérès Marcel Pérès ... Le Meur (as Perez)
Marcel Duhamel Marcel Duhamel ... Pierre Poubennec (as Duhamel)
Henri Pons Henri Pons ... Roger (as Pons)
Sinoël Sinoël ... L'armateur
Fernand Ledoux ... Kerlo, le bosco
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Andre Laurent, the captain of a tugboat, married Yvonne ten years ago. She has a heart disease but does not want to tell him. She dreams he quits the job for they can live quietly. One night, during a sea rescue, he meets Catherine. She wants to leave her husband, the captain of the rescued ship. She is a beautiful and unusual woman... Written by Yepok

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 June 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stormy Waters See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The famous photograph "L'Homme de la Nuit" by René-Jacques (real name René Giton), taken in 1939, is of Jean Gabin descending the steps from the Cours Dajot, which overlooks Brest's commercial port, during filming for Remorques. See more »

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World War II era France
19 December 2016 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Andre Laurent, the captain of a tugboat, married Yvonne ten years ago. She has a heart disease but does not want to tell him. She dreams he quits his job so they can live quietly. One night, during a sea rescue, he meets Catherine. She wants to leave her husband, the captain of the rescued ship.

Jean Grémillon (1901-1959) seems to be a director who knows what he wants. He started this film as the war began (or just prior), and despite France being taken over by Germany, and having to reshoot some footage, he kept at it. And what we get is actually a really good movie. Sometimes I think Criterion releases their eclipse sets just to make a point of saying France, Japan, etc still had movies during World War II, and is not necessarily concerned about how influential or important they may be.

This one looks beautiful and surely had an impact. It reminds me of the sort of cinematography we got from the val Lewton-produced films.


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