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Forbidden Love (1940)

L'homme du Niger (original title)
During a French construction project in the Sudan, a military doctor fights against leprosy and the natives seek protection against witch doctors.

Director:

Jacques de Baroncelli (as J. de Baroncelli)

Writers:

Albert Dieudonné (scenario), Joseph Kessel (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Victor Francen ... Le commandant Bréval
Jacques Dumesnil ... Le lieutenant Jacques Parent
Annie Ducaux ... Danièle Mourrier
Harry Baur ... Le docteur Bourdet
Blanche Denège Blanche Denège ... Soeur Théoneste
Georges Mauloy Georges Mauloy ... François Mourrier
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Soumare Abdoulaye Soumare Abdoulaye
Habib Benglia Habib Benglia
René Térillac René Térillac
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During a French construction project in the Sudan, a military doctor fights against leprosy and the natives seek protection against witch doctors.

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Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

March 1940 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Forbidden Love See more »

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Production Co:

SPFLH See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Retitled African Diary (1948), this was the first foreign film to receive its USA premiere on television, broadcast by NBC on 1 January 1948 over its four channel video network: WNBT (New York City), WNBW (Washington DC), WPTZ (Philadelphia), and WRGB (Schenectady). It did not receive its NYC theatrical premiere until the following October. See more »

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Fortunately....
8 April 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

....the White Man is here to help the natives who are no more than big children.That says it all!Proof positive ,one more time,that finer feelings do not produce great works.

De Baroncelli is not much of a director,and his two stars,Victor Francen and Harry Baur,left to their own devices ,overract in a ludicrous way...The screenplay is terribly dull and far-fetched.Francen contracts leprosy in Africa;he is ashamed (why?)and does not listen to good doctor Baur's good piece of advice:he leaves his fiancée and disappears.But a few years later,much to the girl's surprise,he's this mysterious man who hides on a building site .Unfortunately for him ,she is married now....


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