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Sirocco ()

La maison du Maltais (original title)
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Town trollop Safia, much against her better judgment, falls in love with Matteo, a beggar and mystic in the native quarter of Sirocco. She flees to France, first as the mistress and then... See more »

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Safia
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Rossignol
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L'archéologue André Chervin
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Greta
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Matteo Gordina - le Maltais (as Dalio)
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Olga
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Rosina
Jean Davy ...
Un ami de Chervin
Max Dalban ...
Jules- un ami de Chervin (as Dalban)
Pierre Labry ...
Le chef de la bande
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Le soutier
Martial Rèbe ...
Ibrahim le Maltais
André Gabriello ...
L'homme volé (as Gabriello)
Nina Myral ...
L'épouse du collectionneur
Sinoël ...
Antonin Robillard
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Diana
Raymond Aimos ...
Gégène (as Aimos)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edmond Beauchamp ...
Le policier (uncredited)
Catherine Carrey ...
Petit rôle (uncredited)
Marguerite de Morlaye ...
Une invitée (uncredited)
France Ellys ...
La religieuse (uncredited)
Jacques Erwin ...
Laurent (uncredited)
Geno Ferny ...
L'employé de Rossignol (uncredited)
Anthony Gildès ...
Un archéologue (uncredited)
Claire Gérard ...
La patronne de l'Éden (uncredited)
Carmen Laporte ...
Petit rôle (uncredited)
Palmyre Levasseur ...
Petit rôle (uncredited)
Paul Marthès ...
Un badaud (uncredited)
Monique Montey ...
Une petite femme (uncredited)
Robert Moor ...
Le domestique de Chervin (uncredited)
Frédéric O'Brady ...
Un membre de la bande (uncredited)
Georges Paulais ...
Le barman (uncredited)
Lorna Rode ...
La danseuse (uncredited)
Rognoni ...
Un badaud (uncredited)
Geneviève Sorya ...
(uncredited)
Jacques Soukoff ...
Le mari de Rosina (uncredited)
Génia Vaury ...
La patronne de la rue des Cadis (uncredited)
Yvonne Yma ...
La femme qui fait des robes (uncredited)

Directed by

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Pierre Chenal

Written by

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Jean Vignaud ... (novel)
 
Pierre Chenal ... (screenplay)
 
Jacques Companéez ... (adaptation)
 
Jacques Companéez ... (screenplay)
 
Simon Gantillon ... (dialogue)
 
Herman G. Weinberg ... (English titles)

Produced by

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Bernard Natan ... producer
André Parant ... producer
Charles Smadja ... producer
Rodolphe Solmsen ... producer

Music by

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Mahieddine Bachtarzi ... (as Mahieddine)
Jacques Ibert

Cinematography by

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Curt Courant

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Borys Lewin ... (as B. Lewin)

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Georges Wakhévitch ... (as Wakhévitch)

Production Management

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Michel Koustoff ... production manager
A.L. Sam ... unit production manager (as Al. Sam)

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Henri Calef ... assistant director (as Calef)

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Maurice Colasson ... assistant production designer (as Colasson)

Sound Department

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Émile Lagarde ... sound engineer (as Lagarde)

Camera and Electrical Department

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André Bac ... camera operator (as Bac)
Emmanuel Lowenthal ... still photographer
Maurice Pecqueux ... assistant camera (as Pecqueux)
Albert Viguier ... assistant camera (as Viguier)

Music Department

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Orchestre Colonne ... orchestra (as Orchestre des Concerts Colonne)

Other crew

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Gaëtane ... script supervisor
Constantin Geftman ... production accountant
Grégoire Geftmann ... administrator (as Grégoire Geftman)

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Plot Summary

Town trollop Safia, much against her better judgment, falls in love with Matteo, a beggar and mystic in the native quarter of Sirocco. She flees to France, first as the mistress and then wife of a wealthy archaeologist, and bears him Matteo's child, whom he believes to be his own. Complications arise years later when Matteo finds Safia, and a ring of blackmailers uncover her past and exposes her to her husband. Written by Les Adams

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Also Known As
  • Sirocco (United States)
  • Das Leben ist kein Roman (Germany)
  • Eine Fata Morgana der Liebe (Germany)
  • Das Freudenmädchen von Tunis (Germany)
  • Safia's leugen (Netherlands)
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  • 89 min
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Trivia French censorship visa # 1038 (1940). See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Boulevard du crépuscule (1969). See more »

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