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L'inhumaine (1924)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, Mystery | 14 March 1926 (USA)
Claire Lescot is a famous first lady. All men want to be loved by her and among them is the young scientist Einar Norsen. When she mocks at him, he leaves her house with the declared intention to kill himself.

Director:

Marcel L'Herbier

Writers:

Pierre Dumarchais (as Pierre MacOrlan), Joris-Karl Huysmans (inspired by non-fiction novels of) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Jaque Catelain ... Einar Norsen
Léonid Walter de Malte Léonid Walter de Malte ... Wladimir Kranine
Philippe Hériat Philippe Hériat ... Djorah de Nopur
Fred Kellerman Fred Kellerman ... Frank Mahler
Georgette Leblanc Georgette Leblanc ... Claire Lescot
Marcelle Pradot Marcelle Pradot ... The simpleton
Prince Tokio Prince Tokio ... the entertainers
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Claire Lescot is a famous prima donna. All men want to be loved by her. Among them is the young scientist Einar Norsen. When she mocks at him, he leaves her house with the declared intention to kill himself... But the story is much less important than the scenery : this movie intended to be a manifesto of the modern decorative arts. Written by Yepok

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Une histoire féerique vue par Marcel L'Herbier


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Trivia

The character Claire Lescot is composite personality composed of elements of Joris-Karl Huysmans Jean des Essientes of "À rebours" (1884). See more »

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Featured in Cocteau Marais - Un couple mythique (2013) See more »

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Literally historic
8 February 2008 | by Igor1882See all my reviews

Goerge Antheil, in his autobiography "Bad Boy of Music," claims that the concert riot scene is actual footage of his own October 4, 1923 concert at the Théâtre Champs Elysées. This event helped seal his reputation as one of the leading modernists of the day. If this is true, then actual artistic history was made because of a reaction at least partially staged for the making of this movie. Among the luminaries present -- and possibly visible -- are Eric Satie (looking like a "beneficent elderly goat") and Darius Milhaud. A few days later, Antheil announced that he was looking for a motion-picture accompaniment to his Ballet Mécanique, a call answered by Fernand Leger.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 March 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'inhumaine See more »

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Budget:

FRF260,000 (estimated)
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Cinégraphic See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Black and White (tinted)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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