Skipper Next to God ()

Maître après Dieu (original title)
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Captain Joris Kniper believes so strongly that he is "skipper next to God" that he is used to playing God on his ship. Tough and bossy, he gives orders which are not to be discussed. But,... See more »

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Capitaine Joris KnAipper
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Le docteur
Jean Mercure ...
Le rabbin
Louis Seigner ...
Le pasteur Lewis (as Louis Seigner sociétaire de la Comédie Française)
Pierre Latour ...
Ritter
Guy Mairesse ...
Un passager juif
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L'officier allemand
Emilio Carrer ...
L'officier égyptien (as Emilio Carrere)
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La fille (as Yvette Etievent)
Maurice Lagrenée ...
Le consul de Hollande (as Maurice Lagrenee)
Abel Jacquin ...
Le commandant américain
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Le cuistot (as Albert Remy)
Loleh Bellon ...
Hélène
Jean-Pierre Grenier ...
Le Bosco
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Un passager juif (uncredited)
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Un passager juif (uncredited)
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Un passager juif (uncredited)
Pierre Français ...
Un passager juif (uncredited)
Manuel Gary ...
L'officier américain (uncredited)
Yves Massard ...
Un passager juif (uncredited)
Victor Tabournot ...
Un passager juif (uncredited)
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Un passager juif (uncredited)
René Worms ...
Un passager juif (uncredited)

Directed by

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Louis Daquin

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Louis Daquin ... (adaptation)
 
Jean Mercure ... (novel)
 
Jan de Hartog ... (play)
 
Jan de Hartog ... (screenplay)

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Robert Dorfmann ... producer
Pierre Lévy-Corti ... producer (as Pierre Conti)

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Jean Wiener

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Louis Page

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Victoria Mercanton

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Suzanne Cabon ... assistant editor

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Robert Clavel

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Jacqueline Carpentier

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Hagop Arakelian ... key makeup artist

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Claude Hauser ... unit manager
André Labussière ... location manager
Pierre Laurent ... production manager

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Stellio Lorenzi ... first assistant director
Jean-Pierre Marchand ... assistant director

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Jacques Douy ... assistant production designer

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Fernand Janisse ... sound
Guy Villette ... sound assistant

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André Dumaître ... camera operator
Paul Paviot ... still photographer

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Ernest Guillou ... conductor (as Ernest Guillon)

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Colette Crochot ... script supervisor
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Plot Summary

Captain Joris Kniper believes so strongly that he is "skipper next to God" that he is used to playing God on his ship. Tough and bossy, he gives orders which are not to be discussed. But, some day, he is driven to accept on board several German Jews fleeing the nazis and who are refused asylum everywhere. He gradually realizes that skipper he is, but next to God only.The Bible will help him to find the way to self-questioning, awareness and charity. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Also Known As
  • Skipper Next to God (United States)
  • Gospodar posle Boga (Yugoslavia, Serbian title)
  • Isten után az első (Hungary)
  • Schipper naast god (Netherlands)
  • Pierwszy po Bogu (Poland)
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  • 92 min
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