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Juliette, or Key of Dreams (1951)

Juliette ou La clef des songes (original title)
Michel has stolen from his employer, Mr Bellanger, for the love of Juliette. He is now in jail. One night, while sleeping in his cell, he wakes up all of a sudden, the gates open and he ... See full summary »

Director:

Marcel Carné

Writers:

Georges Neveux (play), Jacques Viot (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Philipe ... Michel Grandier
Suzanne Cloutier ... Juliette
Jean-Roger Caussimon ... Le châtelain & Monsieur Bellanger (as J.R. Caussimon)
René Génin ... Le père Lajeunesse & le greffier
Roland Lesaffre ... Le légionnaire
Gabrielle Fontan Gabrielle Fontan ... La patronne de la confiserie
Arthur Devère Arthur Devère ... Le marchand de souvenirs (as Arthur Devere)
Louise Fouquet Louise Fouquet ... La compagne du légionnaire
Martial Rèbe Martial Rèbe ... L'employé (as Martial Rebbe)
Marion Delbo Marion Delbo ... L'accorte ménagère
Fernand René Fernand René ... Le facteur
Marcelle Arnold Marcelle Arnold ... La femme acariâtre
Max Dejean Max Dejean ... Le policier
Gustave Gallet Gustave Gallet ... Le notaire
Jean Besnard Jean Besnard ... L'infirme
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Michel has stolen from his employer, Mr Bellanger, for the love of Juliette. He is now in jail. One night, while sleeping in his cell, he wakes up all of a sudden, the gates open and he finds himself in a strange village where all the inhabitants have lost their memory. There, meets Juliette again who seems to agree to marry a powerful man, who might well be Bluebeard... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Trivia

Ken Russell planned an English-language remake of this film in the early 1970s, but it never eventuated. See more »

Quotes

Juliette: I'm scared
La garde-champêtre: Of what?
Juliette: Oh, not only of him! Of boys... Their manners ares so blunt... And they are so bossy
La garde-champêtre: It's up to you not to obey them.
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Connections

Referenced in My Wonderful Yellow Car (1953) See more »

User Reviews

 
Young guy in jail for insignificant crime, dreams; finds dreaming better than reality.
4 December 2002 | by hugonavalSee all my reviews

It is black and white film, with beautiful crystal clear camera work. The story is told in a fluent and precise way, using the 19th. century romantic style of story telling. The film, although being more of a classic love story, resents the influence of the surrealism movement of the French movie industry of the 50's. The solution for the problems of the character in the plot, is like his dreaming, a shining dream.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 May 1951 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Julia albo klucz do snów See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Films Sacha Gordine See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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