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Le signal rouge (1949)

A physician whose wife was killed when two trains collided has remained a tormented soul,In his mind,he can still hear his wife whisper "Stop the train!stop it!" .

Director:

Ernst Neubach (as Ernest Neubach)

Writers:

Adolf Schütz (novel) (as Ad. Schutz), Paul Baudisch (novel) (as Paul Baudish) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Erich von Stroheim ... Le docteur Mathias Berthold
Denise Vernac Denise Vernac ... Dr. Irène Dreiser
Frank Villard ... Ing. Nicolas Riedel (as Franck Villard)
Yves Deniaud Yves Deniaud ... Le clochard Emil
Pierre Sergeol Pierre Sergeol ... Le commissaire
Claude Chenard Claude Chenard ... Poldi Paladi, chanteuse
Roland Clair Roland Clair ... Peter
Marcel Maupi Marcel Maupi ... Le contremaître (as Maupi)
Jules Dorpe Jules Dorpe ... Le chef de gare (as Dorpe)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jean Gabert Jean Gabert ... Le gendarme (as Gabert)
Claire Gérard Claire Gérard ... Marie
Jean-François Martial Jean-François Martial ... Le contrôleur
Reggie Nalder
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A physician whose wife was killed when two trains collided has remained . a tormented soul,In his mind,he can still hear his wife whisper "Stop the train!stop it!" .At night,he goes to the railroad track and becomes a saboteur;but when he comes back to his house,he cannot remember what he has done.A female colleague who takes care of his son discovers his secret and suggests he go to Vienna and consult a psychiatrist.When he returns ,he is cured...or he seems to be cured..which makes a big difference. Written by dbdumonteil

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 February 1949 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Das rote Signal See more »

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Production Co:

Pen Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor (Moonlight Sonata) - 1st movement
(uncredited)
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
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A train running through the middle of my head....
24 February 2009 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Von Stroheim portrays one more time a tormented soul,a physician whose wife was killed when two trains collided.In his mind,he can still hear his wife whisper "Stop the train!stop it!" .At night,he goes to the railroad track and becomes a saboteur;but when he comes back to his house,he cannot remember what he has done.A female colleague who takes care of his son (Denise Vernac,V.Stroheim's wife)discovers his secret and suggests he go to Vienna and consult a psychiatrist.When he returns ,he is cured...or he seems to be cured..

Sadly ,neither the screenplay nor the supporting characters are up to scratch.You do not have to be Hercule Poirot to guess why the glasses are on the track.Fans of Von Stroheim may be interested in this movie though.


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