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1910 : A friend leaves his daughter, Madeleine, with Emile a French film producer. Emile falls in love with her. Problems starts when his young friend Jacques returns from military service... See more »

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Emile Clément
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Jacques Francet
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Madeleine Célestin
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Lucette
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Le Frisé (as R. Corby)
Bernard Lajarrige ...
Paulo (as B. Lajarrige)
Paul Ollivier ...
Le comptable (as P. Olivier)
Christiane Sertilange ...
Marinette (as Ch. Sertilange)
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Célestin - un acteur de théâtre (as Mm. Armontel)
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Le sultan de Socotora (as P. Demange)
Max Dalban ...
Cricri - un machiniste (as M. Dalban)
Jean Daurand ...
Alfred - un machiniste (as J. Dauran)
Albert Michel ...
Zanzi (as A. Michel)
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Gustave - le caméraman (as G. Modot)
Robert Pizani ...
Monsieur Duperrier (as R. Pizani)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruno Balp
Robert Berri
Jean Berton ...
Un spectateur
Georges Bever ...
Le ministre
Fernand Blot
Albert Broquin ...
Un machiniste
Marcel Charvey ...
Le contrôleur
Maurice Derville
Raymond Destac ...
Le partenaire entreprenant (as Tristan Sévère)
Cécile Didier ...
L'habilleuse
Pierre Duncan ...
Le vizir
Paul Faivre ...
Le cocher
Édouard Francomme
Colette Georges
Fernand Gilbert
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Une spectatrice
Harry-Max ...
Un spectateur
Maud Lamy ...
La dame du bus
Jean-Jacques Lécot
Frédéric Mariotti ...
Un machiniste
Simone Michels
Philippe Olive ...
L'agent de police
René Pascal
Léon Pauléon ...
Le gros danseur
Jane Pierson ...
Rose - la femme de chambre d'Emile
Ribour ...
La danseuse
Nicole Riche
Georges Sauval
Sylvain ...
Un passant
Victor Vina
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La concierge
Eugène Yvernès
Zélie Yzelle ...
La bouquetière

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René Clair

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René Clair ... (scenario & dialogue)

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René Clair ... producer
Robert Pirosh ... associate producer (uncredited)
Adrien Remaugé ... producer (uncredited)

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Georges Van Parys ... (as G. Van Parys)

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Armand Thirard ... (as A. Thirard)

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Louisette Hautecoeur ... (as L. Hautecoeur)
Henri Taverna

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Léon Barsacq ... (as L. Barsacq)

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Léon Barsacq
Guy de Gastyne

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Christian Dior ... (as Ch. Dior)

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Georges Charlot ... unit production manager (as G. Charlot)
Henri Lepage ... production manager (as E. Lepage)

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Pierre Blondy ... assistant director (as P. Blondy)

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André Bakst ... assistant art director (as A. Bakst)
Maurice Barnathan ... set dresser (as M. Barnathan)
Robert Clavel ... assistant art director (as R. Clavel)

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Antoine Archimbaud ... sound (as A. Archimbaud)

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Alain Douarinou ... camera operator (as A. Douarinou)

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Micheline Bonnet ... dresser
René Decrais ... costumer (as R. Decrais)
Germaine Holden ... dresser

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André Deroual ... production administrator (as A. Deroual)
Hans Billmann ... german poster designer: 1960 (uncredited)
Robert Pirosh ... additional director: American version (uncredited) / english adaptation (uncredited)

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1910 : A friend leaves his daughter, Madeleine, with Emile a French film producer. Emile falls in love with her. Problems starts when his young friend Jacques returns from military service complaining his misfortune with women. Once he follows Emile's advice to have an affair, he meets Lucette and falls in love with her instead. Written by Stephan Eichenberg

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Also Known As
  • Man About Town (United States)
  • Silence Is Golden (World-wide, English title)
  • Man About Town (United Kingdom)
  • Schweigen ist Gold (Germany)
  • El silenci és d'or (Spain, Catalan title)
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Trivia Emile Clément was to be played by Raimu, but the actor died before filming began. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Il y a 75 ans, le cinéma (1970). See more »
Soundtracks Pour les Amants c'est tous les Jours Dimanches See more »

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