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Louise (1939 film)

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Louise
DVD cover
Directed byAbel Gance
Written byGustave Charpentier
Roland Dorgelès
Abel Gance
Steve Passeur
StarringGrace Moore
CinematographyAndré Bac
Curt Courant
Production
company
SPPF
Distributed byIdeal Film (France)
Arthur Mayer & Joseph Burstyn (US)
Release date
  • 24 August 1939 (1939-08-24)
Running time
83 minutes
CountryFrance
LanguageFrench

Louise is a 1939 French musical film directed by Abel Gance. It was screened out of competition at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Described as "wonderfully atmospheric", the film is based on the opera of the same name by Gustave Charpentier. Charpentier remained on the set throughout the filming and personally coached Grace Moore, who played the title role. Both Georges Thill, who played Julien and André Pernet who played Louise's father, were famous exponents of those roles on the opera stage and had recorded them in 1935.[2]

Cast

References

  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Louise". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 25 July 2009.
  2. ^ Potter, Tully (2003). Liner Notes: Louise. Naxos Records
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