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Polish Jew (1931)

Le Juif polonais (original title)
Approved | | Drama | 16 September 1937 (USA)
Based on the play "The Bells", by Sir Henry Irving and Richard Mansfield, and first shown in the USA in September, 1937 at the "Cinema de Paris," which was a theatre and not a distribution ... See full summary »

Director:

Jean Kemm

Writers:

Alexandre Chatrian (play), Emile Erckmann (play) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Harry Baur ... Mathias
Mady Berry Mady Berry ... Catherine
Georges La Cressonnière Georges La Cressonnière ... Christian
Simone Mareuil ... Annette
Lucien Dayle Lucien Dayle ... Walter
Geo Laby Geo Laby ... Richter Fils
Louis Pré Fils ... Muller
Mlle Rivière Mlle Rivière ... Loïs, la servante
Raymond Gardanne Raymond Gardanne ... Franz
Raymond Turgy Raymond Turgy ... Nicolas (as Raymond Turoy)
Jules Maurice Jules Maurice ... Murder Victim
Jules Maurier Jules Maurier ... Le Juif polonais
Emilio Vardannes Emilio Vardannes ... (as Vardannes)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lucien Brulé Lucien Brulé
Berthe Charmal Berthe Charmal
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Based on the play "The Bells", by Sir Henry Irving and Richard Mansfield, and first shown in the USA in September, 1937 at the "Cinema de Paris," which was a theatre and not a distribution company. The story recounts the murder of an itinerant Jew (Jules Maurice)by the village Burgomaster (Harry Baur.) Years go by and Baur's crime does not weigh heavily on his conscience. But at a banquet one night, the subject of the killing comes up and he faints, and is haunted from that point onward by the vision of the man he killed and the sound of the sleigh bells that first accompanied the victim's arrival in the village. And, to complicate matters for Baur, the son of the victim arrives, and proceeds to fall in love with Baur's daughter. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

16 September 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Polish Jew See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Alternate-language version of The Bells (1931) See more »

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The bells were ringing.......
6 June 2006 | by horn-5See all my reviews

Based on the play "The Bells", by Sir Henry Irving and Richard Mansfield, and first shown in the USA in September, 1937 at the "Cinema de Paris," which was a theatre and not a distribution company.

The story recounts the murder of an itinerant Jew (Jules Maurice)by the village Burgomaster (Harry Baur.) Years go by and Baur's crime does not weigh heavily on his conscience. But at a banquet one night, the subject of the killing comes up and he faints, and is haunted from that point onward by the vision of the man he killed and the sound of the sleigh bells that first accompanied the victim's arrival in the village.

And, to complicate matters for Baur, the son of the victim arrives, and proceeds to fall in love with Baur's daughter.


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