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Gates of the Night ()

Les portes de la nuit (original title)
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It's Paris in the winter after its liberation. A tramp, pretending to be Destiny, predicts that Jean Diego will fall in love with a beautiful girl. The same evening, Jean meets Malou. Not... See more »

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Georges
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Guy Sénéchal
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Jean Diego
Nathalie Nattier ...
Malou
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Monsieur Sénéchal
Raymond Bussières ...
Raymond Lécuyer
Jean Vilar ...
Le clochard / La fortune
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Claire Lécuyer
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Mme Germaine (as Jeanne Marken)
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Étiennette
Gabrielle Fontan ...
La vieille
Christian Simon ...
Cricri Lécuyer
Jean Maxime ...
L'amoureux d'Étiennette
Fabien Loris ...
Le chanteur des rues
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Le voisin de palier
Mady Berry ...
Madame Quinquina
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Monsieur Quinquina (as Carette)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Max Doria ...
(uncredited)
Émile Drain ...
(uncredited)
Émile Genevois ...
(uncredited)
Gérard Guillaumat ...
Le vendeur de journaux (uncredited)
Colette Mareuil ...
(uncredited)
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Un des gosses Quinquina (uncredited)
Pierre Réal ...
(uncredited)
Michel Salina ...
Le chirurgien (uncredited)

Directed by

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Marcel Carné

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Jacques Prévert ... (ballet "Le rendez-vous")
 
Jacques Prévert ... (scenario and dialogue)

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Raymond Borderie ... executive producer
Pierre Laurent ... producer

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Joseph Kosma

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Philippe Agostini

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Jean Feyte
Marthe Gottié

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Alexandre Trauner

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Mayo

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Hagop Arakelian ... makeup artist (as Arakelian)

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Louis Théron ... unit manager

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Pierre Gout ... assistant director
Georges Beaudoin ... assistant director (uncredited)
Roger Blanc ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Antoine Archimbaud ... sound engineer

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André Bac ... camera operator
Raymond Voinquel ... still photographer

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Maurice Barnathan ... location unit manager

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Aimé Barelli ... conductor: jazz orchestra
Roger Desormière ... conductor: Orchestre de la Sociéte des Concerts du Conservatoire

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Marcel Carné ... story editor
Jeanne Witta ... script girl
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

It's Paris in the winter after its liberation. A tramp, pretending to be Destiny, predicts that Jean Diego will fall in love with a beautiful girl. The same evening, Jean meets Malou. Not only does he soon discover that she's married but also that during the Nazi occupation her brother Guy gave Jean's best friend Raymond away to the Gestapo. Written by Yepok

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Also Known As
  • Gates of the Night (United States)
  • Pforten der Nacht (Germany)
  • Las puertas de la noche (Spain)
  • Les portes de la nit (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Yön portit (Finland)
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  • 120 min
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Trivia The roles of Jean Diego and Malou were originally to be played by then-lovers Jean Gabin and Marlene Dietrich, who had recently returned to France after the end of the war. Dietrich pulled out of the project at the last minute, however, and Gabin followed her. With the rest of the cast already selected and production scheduled to begin soon, Carné and Prévert had to choose an unknown actor for the role of Jean Diego, a singer/performer who had recently had some success in the French Music Halls - Yves Montand. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in My Journey Through French Cinema (2016). See more »
Soundtracks Les Feuilles Mortes See more »

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