Léonce Perret


Scen.: Léonce Perret; Op.: Georges Specht; Scgf.: Léonce Perret; Int.: Maurice Lagrénée (Le Bosco), Louis Leubas (Edmond le Bachelier), Émile Keppens (Pierre de Valen), Suzanne Privat (Marie-Laure de Valen), Jeanne-Marie Laurent (Marie de Valen), Henry Duval (Jacques de Valen), Marie Dorly (la governante), Marc Gérard (Tiron, il ciabattino); Prod.: Gaumont; 35mm.L.: 2222 m. D.: 109’ a 18 f/s. Toned, tinted.

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes

This feature film of ample breadth has a well constructed script that keeps viewers in suspense. It passes from hovels to bourgeois interiors, from Paris to Nice, with images that often prove quite elaborate, and a cameraman – Georges Specht – inspired by the play of light. Without a doubt, this film by Léonce Perret belongs to the category of works that, on the eve of the first world war, allow French cinema to appear among the greatest producers of spectacles that succeed in sparking viewers’ imaginations.

Jean A. Gili, in “1985” (numéro hors série), “L’année 1913 en France”, 1993

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