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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)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Charles Vanel ... Le mécanicien Michaux
Habib Benglia Habib Benglia ... Le mari
Gaston Dubosc 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)
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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.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 August 1932 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dijana melezkinja See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was edited by the production company from 90 minutes to 60 after the original cut was deemed un-releasable. The ecsized 30 minutes of footage has not come to light and the content of the cut scenes are presently (2015), unknown; no script or other plot descriptions of the original version have been located. See more »

Soundtracks

Cocktails For Two
Performed by Arthur Johnston and Sam Coslow
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