A Double Life (1954 film)

A Double Life or Double Destiny (French: Double destin, German: Das zweite Leben) is a 1954 French-West German drama film based upon the play by Jean Giraudoux, directed by Victor Vicas and starring Michel Auclair, Simone Simon and Barbara Rütting.[1]

A Double Life
French release poster
Directed byVictor Vicas
Produced byGilbert de Goldschmidt
Charles Münzel
Stuart Schulberg
Written byJean Giraudoux (play)
Frédéric Grendel
Victor Vicas
Dieter Werner
Franz Zimmermann
StarringMichel Auclair
Simone Simon
Barbara Rütting
Music byHans-Martin Majewski
CinematographyAndré Bac
Edited by Georges Klotz
Ira Oberberg
Hamster Productions
Madeleine Films
Trans-Rhein Film
Distributed byColumbia Film
Release date
12 November 1954
Running time
90 minutes
West Germany

The film's art direction was by Alfred Bütow and Ernst Schomer



  1. Goble p.742


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.
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