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La Marie du port (1950)

Henri Chatelard is well in his forties, owns a restaurant and a cinema in the city, and appreciate women. When he meets Marie, a 18ish stronghead who just lost her father in a small ... See full summary »


Marcel Carné


Georges Simenon (novel), Louis Chavance (adaptation) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Gabin ... Henri Châtelard
Blanchette Brunoy ... Odile Le Flem
Nicole Courcel ... Marie Le Flem
Claude Romain Claude Romain ... Marcel Viau
Louis Seigner ... LJules Pincemin - le premier oncle (as Louis Seigner de la Comédie Française)
René Blancard ... Dorchain - le capitaine du chalutier
Robert Vattier ... Le client de la brasserie mécontent
Louise Fouquet Louise Fouquet ... La prostituée
Olivier Hussenot Olivier Hussenot ... Le deuxième oncle
Jeanne Véniat Jeanne Véniat ... Madame Blanc
Georges Vitray Georges Vitray ... Monsieur Josselin - le patron du café
Odette Laure Odette Laure ... Françoise
Martial Rèbe Martial Rèbe ... Le commissaire-priseur (as Martial Rebe)
Germaine Michel Germaine Michel ... LMadame Pincemin - la première tante
Charles Mahieu Charles Mahieu ... Le coiffeur


Henri Chatelard is well in his forties, owns a restaurant and a cinema in the city, and appreciate women. When he meets Marie, a 18ish stronghead who just lost her father in a small fishermen village, it is not clear who is the hunter and who is the prey. Written by phs

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Anouk Aimée was originally cast as Marie but she was under contract with a British producer at the time and had to abandon the project. See more »


Featured in Histoire(s) du cinéma: Les signes parmi nous (1999) See more »

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Good Gabin not enough to save substandard plot and direction
4 November 2020 | by adrianovasconcelosSee all my reviews

From the outset Gabin comes across as a well-off restless middle-aged man who decides to buy a boat but then lets it stay on the water without giving the skipper any orders; who has a wife but takes an interest in a much younger Marie, who also does not seem to know what she wants, either, seemingly in love with a young man and also with Gabin's aura of wealth; and at the end he seems to get the young girl and lose his wife but he looks unfazed.

Frankly, I could not give a damn about any of the characters in this flick. Gabin keeps giving anyone he meets a piece of his mind, and no one seems to stand up to him, not even Marie (except that she seems to see him as an opportunity to leave her squalid little life in some backwater town near Cherbourg).

Photography is nothing to write home about but it shows a French waterfront town in all its ordinariness, recovering from the recently ended world war, and that is perhaps the single most interesting aspect about this film.

Gabin is always worth watching. When he is silent, his eyes and face say more than any words could. But that is not enough to make LA MARIE DU PORT anything other than a waste of time.

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Release Date:

15 March 1950 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

La favorita del puerto See more »

Filming Locations:

Cherbourg, Manche, France See more »

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Production Co:

Films Sacha Gordine See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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