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Le tunnel (1933)

An engineer is hired to plan the construction of a undersea tunnel between Europe and the US. However, certain interests don't want to see the tunnel built and use every means at their ... See full summary »

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Curtis Bernhardt (as Kurt Bernhardt)

Writers:

Bernhard Kellermann (novel) (as B. Kellermann), Curtis Bernhardt (screenplay) (as Kurt Berhardt) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jean Gabin ... Allan Mac Allan
Madeleine Renaud ... Mary Mac Allan
Robert Le Vigan ... Brooce, un ouvrier félon (as Le Vigan)
Edmond Van Daële ... Le contremaître
André Nox ... Lloyd
Pierre Nay Pierre Nay ... Hobby
Gustaf Gründgens ... Woolf
André Bertic André Bertic ... Gordon
Philippe Richard Philippe Richard ... Harryman
Raymonde Allain Raymonde Allain ... Ethel Lloyd
Victor Vina Victor Vina ... L'orateur
Alexandre Arnoux Alexandre Arnoux
William Burke William Burke
Henri Trévoux Henri Trévoux ... (as Henry Trévoux)
Henri Valbel Henri Valbel ... Un ouvrier
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An engineer is hired to plan the construction of a undersea tunnel between Europe and the US. However, certain interests don't want to see the tunnel built and use every means at their disposal, including sabotage and murder, to stop its construction. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Country:

Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 December 1933 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

O Túnel See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Euroamerica tunnel
27 August 2010 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

No less than three versions of the same subject:two by Kurt Bernhardt,this one and the German equivalent ,a third one by Maurice Elvey ("transatlantic tunnel")in 1935 in England .

The movie should be considered a sci-fi effort for realistic it is not.How could it be?The thought of a tunnel between America (Long Island to be precise)and Europa (we do not know where they begin to dig) is certainly foolish enough :about 6,000 kilometers (3700 miles) is as realistic a task as stairs to the moon.As they begin to drive their tunnel under the ocean,we learn that the first year produced 180km (110 miles)of the thing ,and some months later ,they reach 500! Your disbelief needs to be suspended indeed.

This is a disaster movie ,the only one of that era in France with Abel Gance 's "La Fin Du Monde" ;movements in the crowd and panic are well directed .Gabin,even at this stage of his career ,had enough charisma to portray a born leader successfully.It was the first time he had teamed up with frail Madeleine Renaud -who in this man's man's story is only a decorative extra,to provide the movie with melodramatic elements.


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