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Montmartre sur Seine (1941)

Maurice loves Juliet and Michael loves Lily. Romance blossoms on the hill. They are workers, artisans, and Lily has a real talent as a singer. But Claude's arrival brings trouble to their ... See full summary »


Georges Lacombe


André Cayatte (screenplay), Georges Lacombe (screenplay) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Louis Barrault ... Michel Courtin (as Jean Louis Barrault)
Roger Duchesne ... Claude
René Bergeron René Bergeron ... Henri Lemaire (as Bergeron)
Huguette Faget Huguette Faget ... Juliette
Henri Vidal ... Maurice Cazaux (as Henry Vidal)
Solange Sicard Solange Sicard ... Une invitée de Mousette
Albert Duvaleix Albert Duvaleix ... (as Duvaleix)
Champi Champi ... Monsieur Martin
Pierre Labry Pierre Labry ... Le cafetier
Gaston Modot ... Le maître d'hôtel
André Carnège André Carnège
Albert Malbert Albert Malbert ... (as Malbert)
Léonce Corne Léonce Corne ... Le père de Lily (as Leonce Corne)
Maurice Salabert Maurice Salabert ... (as Salabert)
Paul Demange ... Le commissaire (as Demange)


Maurice loves Juliet and Michael loves Lily. Romance blossoms on the hill. They are workers, artisans, and Lily has a real talent as a singer. But Claude's arrival brings trouble to their relationships. Maurice, jealous, approaches Lily. Singing in the streets, Lily quickly becomes a cabaret star. Written by Polly_Kat

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19 November 1941 (France) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Safe Conduct (2002) See more »


J'ai Dansé avec l'Amour
Music by Marguerite Monnot
Lyrics by Édith Piaf
Performed by Édith Piaf
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Piaf's debut...
18 January 2009 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

...in the movies;she had already played in "la Garçonne"(1935) but only for a song.It was also Henri Vidal 's(spelled Henry)debut :Piaf wanted him and she won the case.

"Montmartre Sur Seine" is not much of a movie;today the main interest lies in Piaf's songs all composed by Marguerite Monnot ,the Chanteuse writing herself the lyrics.She performs " J'ai Dansé Avec L'Amour" "L'Homme Des Bars" "Tu Es Partout" and " Un Coin Tout Bleu" . "L'homme Des Bars " is particularly interesting: someone said once that if Piaf had been black,she would have sung the blues;well,Piaf was not black but she did sing the blues.Her "L'Homme Des Bars" is closer to the great American blues singers than to French musette;the scene is anyway the best in the whole movie: performed in a Montmartre night club,she fascinates her audience with her song ,chic people as well as proles.Actors and extras don't have to feign.On the other hand ,"Tu Es Partout" is closer to what people expects from the Chanteuse: a lovely song with accordion backing, an excuse to sell music sheets of popular songs ,a thing Piaf did in real life when she was singing in the street (see the movie "La Mome" aka" La Vie En Rose")

The screenplay consists of harmless love stories ,Amorous Quarrels between five characters : a singer,an accordion player (Vidal),a bashful lover (Jean -Louis Barrault), a fine upstanding girl and a selfish rich kid .

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