Bandera, La (1935)

Original Title : Bandera, La
Director : Julien Duvivier
Writer : Pierre Dumarchais
Julien Duvivier
Charles Spaak
Genre : Drama
Country : France
Language : French
Producer : A. Gargour
Music : Roland Manuel
Jean Wiener
Photography : Jules Kruger
Distributor : Hoffberg Productions Inc. [us]
IMDB ID : 0026095
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Bandera, La (1935) - Julien Duvivier


¬Annabella I
¬Jean Gabin Pierre Gilieth
¬Robert Le Vigan Fernando Lucas
¬Raymond Aimos Marcel Mulot
¬Pierre Renoir Captain Weller
¬Gaston Modot Legionnaire Muller
¬Margo Lion I
¬Charles Granval Le Segovien
¬Reine Paulet Rosita
¬Viviane Romance La fille de Barcelone
¬Jes√ļs Castro Blanco Le sergent
¬Robert Ozanne Le Tatou√©
¬Maurice Lagren√©e Simeon
¬Louis Florencie Gorlier
¬Little Jacky Legionnaire Weber
¬Robert Ancelin Le Lieutenant (uncredited
¬Ren√© Bergeron (uncredited
¬Paul Demange L'importun de l'auberge (uncredited
¬Marcel Lupovici Un l√©gionnaire (uncredited
¬Rafael Medina (uncredited
¬Suzy Prim (uncredited
¬No√ęl Roquevert Le sergent instructeur (uncredited


Pierre Gilieth has committed a murder in Paris. He flees to Barcelona, where he runs out of money. So he joins the Spanish Foreign Legion. He meets there two fellow countrymen, Mulot and Lucas. He tries to forget his fault... but Lucas's friendship soon appears to be less unselfish...


I grabbed La Bandara because it reunited Jean Gabin and Julien Duvivier, whose Pepe le Moko is a noir masterpiece. I'll give it a few points because Gabin is in it, but the clumsy plot, cheap sets and the ludicrous Annabella making like an Arab princess put the film on my `to sell' shelf. If you watch it, you'll find yourself asking, why didn't the idiots build the fort *around* the well, instead of a deadly few yards away from it. And why use tin roofs in the middle of the desert? But by then the sheer perversity of contrivance that makes up the script should numb you to any further contemplation.
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