by Marcel L'Herbier 3h15min France 1928
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by Marcel L'Herbier

The business tycoon Nicolas Saccard is nearly ruined by his rival Gunderman, when he tries to raise capital for his company. To push up the price of his stock, Saccard plans a publicity stunt involving the aviator Jacques Hamelin flying across the Atlantic to Guyana and drilling for oil there, much to the dismay of Hamelin's wife Line. While Hamelin is away, Saccard tries to seduce Line. Line finally realizes that she and her husband were pawns in Saccard's scheme, and she accuses him of stock fraud. 

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  • Pierre Alcover : Nicolas Saccard
  • Alfred Abel : Alphonse Gundermann
  • Yvette Guilbert : La Méchain
  • Marie Glory : Lise Hamelin
  • Brigitte Helm : La baronne Sandorf
  • And with: Antonin Artaud, Jules Berry, Raymond Rouleau, Marcelle Pradot, Pierre Juvenet, Henry Victor, Alexandre Mihalesco


  • Director Marcel L'Herbier
  • Scenario Marcel L'Herbier
  • Original work author Emile Zola
  • Photo director Jules Krüger
  • Set Design Lazare Meerson, André Barsacq, Jaque Catelain
  • Costume Design Jacques Manuel
  • Producer Georges Lampin, Jean Sapene
  • Production Compagny Ciné-Mondial, Cinégraphic
  • Distributor L'HERBIER

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,33:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Production1928
  • Release date for France12/25/1928
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageFrench
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