Le Jour se Leve (Le jour se lève)

Le Jour se Leve (Le jour se lève)
  • 1939
  • France
  • 1h 33min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Marcel Carné
  • Cast: Jean Gabin, Jacqueline Laurent, Arletty
  • Language: French

Gabin's masculinity and 'boy-next-door' charm are put to good use as a tragic working-class hero in this pre-war film which features groundbreaking use of flashbacks.

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