Le Scandale (1934)
A film directed by Marcel L'Herbier

Genre: Drama


One evening, a happily married woman allows herself to be seduced by a likeable adventurer. She gives her lover a valuable ring to pay for the night in the hotel and then he disappears. It is not long before the husband finds everything out and a scandal ensues, but in the end public opinion forgives him.
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Film Review

Le Scandale is a French film drama first released in France on 3rd February 1934, directed by Marcel L'Herbier. The film is based on a play by Henry Bataille and stars Gaby Morlay, Henri Rollan, Jean Galland, Mady Berry and Pierre Larquey.   It is an Euréka-Film production, produced by Ayres d'Aguiar and distributed by Gray-Film.  

Our overall rating for Le Scandale is: mediocre - watchable, but not unless you have something better to do,

Other recommended films that have been directed by Marcel L'Herbier include: L'Inhumaine (1924), Feu Mathias Pascal (1926), La Comédie du bonheur (1942) and La Nuit fantastique (1942). The actor Gaby Morlay has also appeared in: Samson (1936), Nuits de feu (1937), Les Chiffonniers d'Emmaüs (1955) and Crime et châtiment (1956).

Other drama films of the 1930s from France that you may be interested in are: Augusto Genina's Les Amours de minuit (1931), Marcel Pagnol's Angèle (1934), Maurice Tourneur's Les Deux orphelines (1933), Abel Gance's J'accuse! (1938) and Jean Renoir's Toni (1935).

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Film Credits

  • Director: Marcel L'Herbier
  • Script: Marcel L'Herbier, Ákos Tolnay, Henry Bataille (play), Henri Duvernois (dialogue)
  • Photo: Christian Matras, Eugen Schüfftan
  • Music: Léon Guillot de Saix, Michel Michelet
  • Cast: Gaby Morlay (Charlotte Férioul), Henri Rollan (Maurice Férioul), Jean Galland (Comte Artanezzo), Mady Berry (Madame Férioul), Pierre Larquey (Parizot), Jean Marais (Le liftier), Milly Mathis (La patronne de café), Mircha (Le petit Riquet), Gaby Triquet (Suzanne), André Nicolle (Jeannetier), Paulette Burguet (Margaridou), Georges Colin (Herschen), Georges Prieur (L'avocat d'Artanezzo), Lucien Brulé (Le préfet), Alma Mills (La gouvernante), Philippe Richard (Le juge), Paul Fournier, Henri Lévêque
  • Country: France
  • Language: French
  • Support: Black and White
  • Runtime: 106 min
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