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The film depicts the adventures of expatriate American writer Henry Miller and his friends, as they pursue art, money, food, and sex in Paris.

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Henry Miller
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Fillmore
David Baur ...
Carl
Laurence Lignières ...
Ginette (as Laurence Lignères)
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Van Norden
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Vite Cheri
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The Princess
Raymond Gérôme ...
M. Le Censeur
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Madame Hamilton
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Elsa
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Tania
Gladys Berry ...
American Lady
George Birt ...
Sylvester
Stuart De Silva ...
Ranji
Steve Eckardt ...
Cronstadt (as Steve Eckhardt)
Philippe Gasté ...
Train Passenger
Gisèle Grimm ...
Germaine
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Yvette
Jo Lefevre ...
Accordianist
Françoise Lugagne ...
Iréne
Roger Lumont ...
Cafe Patron
Guy Marly ...
Dog Lover
Edward Marcus ...
Boris (as Ed Marcus)
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Spectator
Christine Oscar ...
Helen
Elliott Sullivan ...
Peckover
Loryanne ...
Mme. Hamilton's Girl
Catherine d'Hugues ...
Mme. Hamilton's Girl
Nadia Vasil ...
Mme. Hamilton's Girl
Liane Saunier ...
Mme Hamilton's Girl
Bernard Taine ...
Dijon Schoolboy
Yves Rannon ...
Dijon Schoolboy
Lionel Bejian ...
Dijon Schoolboy
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Mona Miller (uncredited)

Directed by

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Joseph Strick

Written by

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Betty Botley ... (screenplay)
 
Henry Miller ... (novel)
 
Joseph Strick ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Betty Botley ... associate producer
Michel Rittener ... associate producer
Joseph Strick ... producer

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Stanley Myers

Cinematography by

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Alain Derobe ... (photographed by) (as Alain de Robe)

Film Editing by

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Sidney Meyers
Sylvia Sarner

Production Management

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Michel Rittener ... production manager
Suzanne Wiesenfeld ... unit manager
Phillip Kenny ... unit production manager (uncredited)

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Jean-Michel Lacor ... assistant director
Martine Marchand ... assistant director

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Joseph de Bretagne ... sound engineer (as Jo de Bretagne)
Bart Keane ... sound editor
James A. Gleason ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
James Perdue ... sound recordist (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jacques Cherel ... chief electrician
Colin Mounier ... camera operator
Yves Agostini ... first assistant camera (uncredited)

Music Department

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Stanley Myers ... conductor

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Paul Buegin ... administrator
Eugène Herrly ... machinist (as Eugene Herrly)
Catherine Prévert ... script supervisor (as Catherine Prevert)
Michael Wernham ... publicist

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Henry is an ex-pat in Paris, cadging drinks and meals and places to sleep, giving advice about women to clueless men, flirting with the wives of acquaintances, burning bridges, and making philosophical observations. In vignettes we see his wife Mona come to Paris and leave immediately when she tastes Henry's vagabond life; he tries teaching English at a school in Dijon, takes the son of a wealthy Indian to a bordello, gets a job as a proofreader at the Herald Tribune, and helps out a pal who's in and out of an asylum and deeply in love with a whore. Can Henry make his own discovery of ecstasy? Written by

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Also Known As
  • Tropique du cancer (France)
  • Trópico de Cáncer (Spain)
  • Krebsens vendekreds (Denmark)
  • Kravun kääntöpiiri (Finland)
  • De Kreeftskeerkring (Netherlands, Dutch title)
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  • 87 min
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Trivia According to Robert Evans's biography, "The Kid Stays in the Picture", this film was made as the result of a bet between Evans and Henry Miller in which Miller won. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Changes (1970). See more »
Soundtracks Frölicher Landmann (The Happy Farmer) See more »
Quotes Henry Miller: [narrating] I am fucking you Tania, so that you'll stay fucked. And if you're afraid of being fucked publicly, I'll fuck you privately. I'll tear off a few hairs from your cunt and paste them on Boris's chin. I will bite into your clitoris and spit out two franc pieces.
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