Remorques Remorques
  • France
  • 1941
  • 84 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • French
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Jacques Prévert cowrote this atmospheric tale of the romantic trials of a tugboat captain, played by the iconic French star Jean Gabin. For André and the other members of the Cyclone’s crew, existence is harshly divided between the danger of the stormy seas and the safety of life at home with their patient women. When André meets temptation in the form of the alluring Catherine during a risky rescue, he comes perilously close to betraying his wife of ten years. The haunting Remorques is distinguished by beautiful tracking shots and cunning special-effects work.

Cast

Captain André LaurentJean Gabin
Yvonne LaurentMadeleine Renaud
CatherineMichèle Morgan
Gabriel TanguyCharles Blavette
Marc, captain of the MirvaJean Marchat
Renée TanguyNane Germon
RadioJean Dasté
GeorgesRené Bergeron
Dr. MauletteHenri Poupon
Marie PoubennecAnne Laurens
Le MeurMarcel Pérès
Pierre PoubennecMarcel Duhamel
RogerHenri Pons
ShipownerSinoël
KerloFernand Ledoux

Credits

DirectorJean Grémillon
Produced byAndré Paulvé
Based on the novel byRoger Vercel
Screen adaptation byAndré Cayatte
Scenario and dialogue byJacques Prévert
CinematographyArmand Thirard and Louis Née
Production designAlexandre Trauner
EditingYvonne Martin
MusicAlexis Roland-Manuel

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