Battement de cœur

by Henri Decoin 1h37min France 1939
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Film details

Battement de cœur
by Henri Decoin

Danielle Darrieux plays an impoverished reform-school escapee who finds a new lease on life when she enrolls in a school for pickpockets run by Fagin-like Saturnin-Fabre.

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  • Claude Dauphin : Pierre de Rougemont
  • André Luguet : Le comte d'Argay
  • Danielle Darrieux : Arlette Lafont
  • And with: Julien Carette, Jean Tissier, Saturnin Fabre, Junie Astor, Marcelle Monthil, Charles Dechamps, Jean Hébey, Geneviève Morel, Sylvain Itkine, Pierre Feuillère, Roland Armontel


  • Director Henri Decoin
  • Scenario Jean Willème, Max Colpet
  • Dialogs Michel Duran
  • Photo director Robert Lefebvre
  • Set Design Léon Barsacq, Jean Perrier
  • Sound William Robert Sivel
  • Editing René Le Hénaff, Guy Lefranc
  • Original music Paul Misraki
  • Producer Gregor Rabinovitch, Ciné- Alliance
  • Production Compagny Ciné-Alliance
  • Distributor Gaumont

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1939
  • Release date for France02/01/1940
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageFrench
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