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Dédée d'Anvers (1948)

Dedee is a prostitute, working in Monsieur Rene's night club on Antwerp's harbour. The porter is Marco, her pimp. Dedee is not happy, until she meets Francesco, an italian sailorman. They ... See full summary »

Director:

Yves Allégret

Writers:

Henri La Barthe (novel) (as Ashelbé), Jacques Sigurd (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bernard Blier ... Monsieur René
Simone Signoret ... Dédée
Marcello Pagliero Marcello Pagliero ... Francesco (as Marcel Pagliero)
Marcel Dalio ... Marco
Marcel Dieudonné Marcel Dieudonné ... Le trafiquant
Mia Mendelson Mia Mendelson ... La prostituée flamande
Marcelle Arnold Marcelle Arnold ... La prostituée au perroquet
Claude Farell ... La prostituée allemande (as Catherine Farell)
Denise Clair Denise Clair ... La patronne du "Kaffee Karel"
Gabriel Gobin Gabriel Gobin ... Le diamantaire
Jo Van Cottom Jo Van Cottom ... Paul (as J. Van Cottom)
Jane Marken ... Germaine
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Storyline

Dedee is a prostitute, working in Monsieur Rene's night club on Antwerp's harbour. The porter is Marco, her pimp. Dedee is not happy, until she meets Francesco, an italian sailorman. They fall in love and Dedee begins to dream about an escape of her daily dullness. Written by Yepok

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The Story of a Turbulent Love That CHALLENGES Your MORAL Code

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Country:

France

Language:

French | Dutch | English | Italian

Release Date:

3 September 1948 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dedee See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Films Sacha Gordine See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Finnish censorship visa # 029718. See more »

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Referenced in En direct de...: Wakhévitch (1957) See more »

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Essential French Noir
29 January 2019 | by mackjay2See all my reviews

Wonderfully atmospheric and fatalistic drama. Set in the port of Antwerp (Anvers), this film creates a strong sense of place and, now, of time long gone by. Characters are vividly drawn and well played by a talented cast. Young Simone Signoret is easily seen as a big star of the near future. In support are Bernard Blier and Marcel Dalio. Director Yves Allégret moves things along beautifully, telling a story of down-and-out, often desperate people living in a foggy, dead-end place.

One scene does seems strange: a character is shown rushing down stairs, but only hands on the railing are seen, and in the following shots we see only hands and hear the voice, but never directly see the actor. In the next scene, the actor is again visible as before. Perhaps some production problem forced them to film the sequence this way. In any case, a forgotten gem of 1940s French cinema.


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