7.1/10
155
4 user 2 critic

Daïnah la métisse (1932)

Shades of Othello loom in this engrossing exploration of class, race, and murder set on an ocean liner. Young Dainah encounters an engineer on board who mistakes pleasantries for flirtation... See full summary »

Director:

Jean Grémillon (uncredited)

Writer:

Pierre Daye (short story)
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The career of a Nazi officer shown as flashbacks from his trial as a war criminal.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Marsha Hunt, Alexander Knox, Henry Travers
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Italians migrate to Holland, to make money in coal mining. After their first work accident, two friends make different future plans: one, spending money on a week-end holiday with prostitutes; the other, returning to Italy soon.

Director: Luciano Emmer
Stars: Lino Ventura, Magali Noël, Marina Vlady
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After a film production wraps in Peru, an American wrangler decides to stay behind, witnessing how filmmaking affects the locals.

Director: Dennis Hopper
Stars: Julie Adams, Daniel Ades, Richmond L. Aguilar
Rosita (1923)
Certificate: Passed Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Rosita, a peasant singer in Seville, captures the attention of the King.

Directors: Ernst Lubitsch, Raoul Walsh
Stars: Mary Pickford, Holbrook Blinn, Irene Rich
The Nun (1966)
Certificate: GP Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In eighteenth-century France a girl (Suzanne Simonin) is forced against her will to take vows as a nun. Three mothers superior (Madame de Moni, Sister Sainte-Christine, and Madame de ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Rivette
Stars: Anna Karina, Liselotte Pulver, Micheline Presle
Little Lise (1930)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Victor Berthier, a good man but also a very jealous one, killed his wife in a fit of jealousy. After serving a few years in a chain gang, he is released for good behavior. He feels very ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Grémillon
Stars: Pierre Alcover, Joe Alex, Alex Bernard
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Once a lowly chambermaid, Amelie Pochet now revels as the pampered mistress of a military man named Etienne.

Director: Claude Autant-Lara
Stars: Danielle Darrieux, Jean Desailly, Victor Guyau
Drama | Musical | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In México City, a Cuban dancer from "Cabaret Changó" rescues a baby from a garbage can and decides to raise him, but her pachuco pimp gets in her way.

Director: Emilio Fernández
Stars: Ninón Sevilla, Tito Junco, Rodolfo Acosta
Remorques (1941)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Andre Laurent, the captain of a tugboat, married Yvonne ten years ago. She has a heart disease but does not want to tell him. She dreams he quits the job for they can live quietly. One ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Grémillon
Stars: Jean Gabin, Madeleine Renaud, Michèle Morgan
The Brat (1931)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A society novelist brings a brash young chorus girl home in order to study her for inspiration for his new novel. His family is distraught, but soon her behavior has forever altered their ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford
Stars: Sally O'Neil, Alan Dinehart, Frank Albertson
Uptight (1968)
Certificate: M Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Black revolutionaries are betrayed by one of their own. Based on the 1935 classic, "The Informer."

Director: Jules Dassein
Stars: Raymond St. Jacques, Ruby Dee, Frank Silvera
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A nightclub waiter and a manicurist share the same room, he sleeps there by night and she by day. They've never met , but they can't stand each other. Then they meet by chance ~ not knowing... See full summary »

Director: Ludwig Berger
Stars: Käthe von Nagy, Willy Fritsch, Amanda Lindner
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Charles Vanel ... Le mécanicien Michaux
Habib Benglia Habib Benglia ... Le mari
Gaston Dubosc ... Le commandant
Lucien Guérard Lucien Guérard ... Le docteur
Laurence Clavius Laurence Clavius ... Dainah Smith
Gabrielle Fontan Gabrielle Fontan ... Berthe
Maryanne Maryanne ... Alice (as Marianne)
Edit

Storyline

Shades of Othello loom in this engrossing exploration of class, race, and murder set on an ocean liner. Young Dainah encounters an engineer on board who mistakes pleasantries for flirtation. When she disappears the next day, suspicion spreads not only to the engineer but also to Dainah's husband. Forward-thinking and absorbing.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 August 1932 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Daïnah la mestiza See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Jean Grémillon disavowed the released version, which included only 1400 meter of the originally filmed 2700 meter See more »

Soundtracks

Cocktails For Two
Performed by Arthur Johnston and Sam Coslow
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Pattes Blanches
13 March 2019 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

I'd like to talk about some details: The flashback ,which is very short ,allows some doubt about the murderer.I watched it picture by picture and I really cannot tell:it seems it's only a veil which is falling.Did she jump or was she pushed?But what's extraordinary is the obvious connection with Gremillon's later work "Pattes Blanches" (1947): the murder of the bad girl (Suzy Delair) by Maurice (Michel Bouquet) on the cliff,and the white bride veil .

Another thing that seems amazing: at the beginning of the French talkies period,the actors used to overplay,in a theatrical way (see Marcel Lherbier's or Abel Gance's works circa 1930).Here their performances are almost amateurish ,in the Bressonesque sense of the word.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed