Le Scandale (1934)



Film poster
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.
© filmsdefrance.com 2012

Film Review

Le Scandale picture
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).


The director Marcel L'Herbier also worked with the actor Gaby Morlay on the films Le Bonheur (1934) and Nuits de feu (1937).

Film Credits

Related articles

2015 film releases

Read more about the French films to be released in 2015...

The Silent Era

Before the advent of sound France was a world leader in cinema. Find out more about this overlooked era.

The Golden Age

Discover the best French films of the 1930s, a decade of cinematic delights...

The Occupation Era

Even in the dark days of the Occupation, French cinema continued to impress with its artistry and diversity.

The New Wave

A wave of fresh talent in the late 1950s, early 1960s brought about a dramatic renaissance in French cinema, placing the auteur at the core of France's 7th art.