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Thunder Over Paris (1940)

Tempête (original title)


Dominique Bernard-Deschamps (as Bernard Deschamps)


Dominique Bernard-Deschamps (screenplay) (as Bernard Deschamps), André Cayatte (dialogue) | 1 more credit »


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Complete credited cast:
Arletty ... Ida
Marcel Dalio ... Barel (as Dalio)
Annie Ducaux ... Jeanne Desmarets
Erich von Stroheim ... Korlick
Henri Bry Henri Bry ... Albert Pélissier
Henri Guisol ... Charlie
Jacques Louvigny Jacques Louvigny ... Auguste (as Louvigny)
Jacqueline Prévot Jacqueline Prévot ... Yvonne
Julien Carette ... L'épicier (as Carette)
Jean Debucourt ... Gerlier (as Debucourt)
André Luguet ... Pierre Desmarets
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Blanche Denège Blanche Denège ... La buraliste
Henri Marchand Henri Marchand ... Le badaud bègue
Yvonne Yma ... La serveuse


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Release Date:

27 June 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tempête sur Paris See more »

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Production Co:

Belgatos See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Barel and Korlick struggle over the gun and it goes off while obviously pointed at the floor. Korlick immediately clutches his heart and falls to the ground, and blood is soon seen coming from his chest. See more »


Referenced in What War May Bring (2010) See more »

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A Storm in a teacup
31 January 2008 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

I'm really sorry not to join the chorus of praises of the other users.But in the first sequences (or should I say the prologue?) Von Stroheim makes a complete fool of himself!Even if he was often given humiliating parts by French directors (with the staggering exception of "La Grande Illusion" ) ,at least Chenal ("La foire Aux Chimères"),Christian-Jaque ("Les Disparus de Saint-Agil") or Robert Siodmak (the extraordinary " PIèges" which he made the year before and where his appearance which does not exceed 15 min is absolutely mind-boggling ,predating "Sunset Blvd" by ten years)offered him worthwhile roles .And the director /writer carries on with his farce :the great actor/director tries to sell the Sahara by the pound.After such a beginning,all that follows ,even if it is "moving", cannot be taken seriously.

The other actors have poor parts made of clichés;Dalio fresh from Renoir "s masterpiece "La Règle du Jeu " is cast as Dalio the wicked ,the deceitful,the spineless guy.Arletty,the best actress of the era (and IMHO the best French actress that ever was)who was in her golden era ("Le Jour Se Lève" ,one of my ten favorite movies ,and "Fric frac" and "Circonstances Atténuantes") was also cast as Arletty:her part seems to be made of left -overs of "Hotel du Nord" and she "leaves" the movie 25 minutes before the end ,and Annie Ducaux can't make up for it.

Annie Ducaux,De La Comédie Française ,was essentially a stage actress;her filmography is almost worthless ;one can save her portrayal of Diane De Poitiers in Delannoy-Cocteau's "La Princesse de Clèves".

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