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Night Without Stars (1951)

Passed | | Crime, Drama | 5 July 1953 (USA)
A partially blind Englishman retires to the French Riviera. He meets and falls for the Widow of a French Resistance fighter but is horrified when he discovers she is involved with smugglers... See full summary »

Director:

Anthony Pelissier (as Anthony Pélissier)

Writers:

Winston Graham (novel), Winston Graham (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Farrar ... Giles Gordon
Nadia Gray ... Alix Delaisse nee Malinay
Maurice Teynac Maurice Teynac ... Louis Malinay
Gilles Quéant Gilles Quéant ... Inspector Deffand
Gérard Landry ... Pierre Chaval
June Clyde ... Claire
Robert Ayres ... Walter
Clive Morton ... Dr. Coulson
Eugene Deckers ... Armand
Ina De La Haye ... Mere Roget
Martin Benson ... White Cap
Richard Molinas Richard Molinas ... Driver
Jeanne Pali Jeanne Pali ... Madame Colloni (as Jehanne Pali)
Marcel Poncin Marcel Poncin ... Blind Man
Pierre Chaminade Pierre Chaminade ... Policeman
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A partially blind Englishman retires to the French Riviera. He meets and falls for the Widow of a French Resistance fighter but is horrified when he discovers she is involved with smugglers and murderers. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Love and intrigue to hold you in suspense! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Ah ! Le Petit Vin Blanc
Music by Charles Borel-Clerc
Lyrics by Jean Dréjac
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"My Dear Fellow, You Look as Though You've Had to Walk!"
15 September 2017 | by richardchattenSee all my reviews

Adapted from his own novel by Winston Graham - best known for 'Poldark' and 'Marnie' - I'll try not to reveal too much about the plot of this film, other than to say that there's an awful lot of it.

British audiences still living with rationing in postwar austerity Britain would have welcomed this opportunity to wallow for an hour and a half in the lap of luxury in the South of France, although much of the action takes place at night and is directed and lit for atmosphere rather than plush. The French themselves are as usual depicted as a pretty creepy and untrustworthy bunch, and even in a 'sympathetic' role like this David Farrar exudes his usual saturnine menace. All in all, good morbid fun.


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Country:

UK

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

5 July 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nacht ohne Sterne See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Europa See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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