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Southern Carrier (1937)

Courrier Sud (original title)

Director:

Pierre Billon

Writers:

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (novel) (as A. de St. Exupéry), Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (scenario and dialogue) (as A. de St. Exupéry) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre Richard-Willm ... Le piloteJacques Bernis
Jany Holt ... Geneviève Herlin
Raymond Aimos Raymond Aimos ... Le sergent
Alexandre Rignault ... Hubert
Roger Legris ... Le premier radio
Pierre Sergeol Pierre Sergeol ... Le chef de l'aéroport de Juby
René Bergeron René Bergeron ... Le chef de l'aéroport de Casablanca
Abel Jacquin Abel Jacquin ... Le capitaine
Jean Aymé ... Le joailler
Henri Crémieux ... Le secrétaire
Madeleine Milhaud Madeleine Milhaud ... La patronne de la pension
Odette Talazac Odette Talazac ... L'aubergiste
Louis Baron fils ... Le père de Genviève (as Baron fils)
Jacques Baumer Jacques Baumer ... Le procureur
Pauline Carton ... Mathilde
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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

22 January 1937 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Courrier-sud See more »

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Production Co:

Pan-Ciné See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Han-shojo (1938) See more »

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La Petite Princesse
23 August 2014 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Based on a novel by Saint-Exupéry .The famous writer,whose "Le Petit Prince" is French all time best seller ,with 100 million copies,speaks at the beginning of the movie:he praises the aviation pioneers ,without whom the flights would not be so comfortable in 1937 ,date of the movie.

Pierre Billon's directing is so-so and does not really rise to the occasion.The scenes in the desert,notably ,do not compare favorably with those of Duvivier' s "La Bandera " ;note that the bad rebel Arabs,like in the latter work ,are hardly seen and are called "Les Salopards" (=the sons-of-a-b......) There are two plots: French airmail service between France and Africa and a love affair between of their heroes (Pierre Richard -Wilm,handsome but bland)and an ambassador 's wife(Jany Holt).This man ,obviously older than her ,is so busy (it's altogether understandable on his part ,in 1937!)that he deserts her and treats her like a little girl,which she is anyway.Charles Vanel effortlessly steals the show from the two lovers.

The scenes in the guest-house,with the bad greedy landlady becomes ridiculous.

The documentary side is more interesting than the romantic interest.


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