Le bal des passants (1944)


Guillaume Radot


Armand Béraud (scenario), Francis Vincent-Bréchignac (adaptation) (as Francis V-Brechignac) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Annie Ducaux ... Fabienne Ozanne
Jacques Dumesnil ... Claude Amadieu
Léon Belières ... Monsieur Ozanne
Émile Drain Émile Drain ... Docteur Baudouin
Catherine Fonteney Catherine Fonteney ... Madame Ozanne
Georges Péclet Georges Péclet ... Bernard
Michèle Martin ... Cécile Aubertin
Bijou Bijou ... Bijou
Paul Oettly Paul Oettly ... Le bonimenteur (as Oettly)
Gil Roland Gil Roland ... Aubertin
Madeleine Rousset Madeleine Rousset ... Diana Margis
Henri Charrett Henri Charrett ... L'impressario
Jo Dervo Jo Dervo ... Le souteneur
Jean Gobet Jean Gobet ... Jean Lamire
Émile Riandreys Émile Riandreys ... Justin


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Comedy | Drama







Release Date:

1 April 1944 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Le camélia blanc See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Optiphone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Sad ball
6 July 2009 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Jacques Siclier wrote that this movie was in the Vichy mold : in a scene ,the husband tells his wife that abortion is a crime .You may remember Claude Chabrol's "Une Affaire de Femmes" ,a movie which told the story of a backstreet abortionist based on a true story.The scene between the man and the abortionist is interesting -and it's probably the only one- cause their vocabulary remains very vague ;after all,it was 1943.

"Le Bal Des Passants" is a mediocre melodrama,using all the clichés without transcending them .Annie Ducaux was less lucky in the movies than she was on stage ;Jacques Dumesnil is not even handsome ,even by yesterday's standards .The plot includes,apart from abortion,a natural child,a love affair between a poor lad (but a future great composer) and a wealthy girl,jealousy,a lot of music (but Guillaume Radot is not Frank Borzage), fame and success in America.And a girl named "Bijou" (Jewel)who appears out of the blue,probably to edify the audience and show them the right way to happiness.

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