Lilac (1932)

02/13/1932 (FR) Crime 1h 30m
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Also known as Lilac, this early Anatole Litvak-directed talkie was based on a play by Tristan Bernard and Charles Henry Hirsch. The story bears traces of the Bertold Brecht-Weill piece The Threepenny Opera, with heroine Lilac (Marcelle Romeo) consorting with the criminal scum of Paris. Lilac falls in love with a handsome detective (Andre Luguet), but he doesn't let his emotions stand in the way of his duty, and in the end he reluctantly turns her over to the authorities. At $120,000, Coeur de Lilas was one of the most expensive movies to come out of France in 1931, but it more than made back its cost at the box-office.

  1. Anatole Litvak

    Director, Writer

  2. Dorothy Farnum


  3. Serge Veber


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  1. Marcelle Romee

    Marcelle Romee

    Coeur de Lilas

  2. André Luguet

    André Luguet

    André Lucot

  3. Fréhel


    La Douleur

  4. Jean Gabin

    Jean Gabin


  5. Lydie Villars

    La Crevette

  6. Fordyce

    Mme Darny

  7. Marcel Delaître

    Marcel Delaître

    Mr Darny

  8. Georges Paulais

    le juge d'instruction

  9. Paul Amiot

    Paul Amiot


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Original Title Cœur de lilas

Status Released

Original Language French

Budget -

Revenue -


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