L'inconnu d'un soir (1949)

Edith, a young orphan, is exploited as a waitress and bullied by her adoptive father. But she has a dream: she wants to become a star. One day the Orient Express, which never stops at the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Raymond Rouleau ... Le roi Jean IV
Nadia Gray ... Édith aka Marie-Ange
Claude Dauphin ... Harry Belmont
Robert Berri Robert Berri ... L'homme
Lucienne Legrand Lucienne Legrand ... Hélène
René Génin René Génin ... Treberg, le patron du restaurant
Catherine Fonteney Catherine Fonteney ... La princesse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Max Palenc Max Palenc
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Storyline

Edith, a young orphan, is exploited as a waitress and bullied by her adoptive father. But she has a dream: she wants to become a star. One day the Orient Express, which never stops at the little station across the café she works in, is forced to pull up due to a technical incident. And out of a carriage gets ... a company of dancers, who start rehearsing before Edith's amazed eyes. She meets the director of the company, handsome dancing star Harry Belmont, who takes an interest in her beauty and in her natural talent. When she leaves her obnoxious father for Vienna, Harry is absent. She nearly gets seduced by a libidinous man but, after a narrow escape, she gets a job from Treberg, the owner of the restaurant she had dined in. Treberg finds her there, hires her as a dancer and the pair soon meets tremendous success. A star is born but, realizing that he comes second to her, he prefers to vanish. Edith, now known by stage name Marie-Ange, becomes a solo hit as a dancer and singer. In ... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Drama

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Country:

France | Austria

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 April 1949 (France) See more »

Filming Locations:

Austria See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The script was inspired by the real-life love story of King Manoel of Portugal and French actress Gaby Deslys during the 1920's. See more »

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