Crossroads (1938 film)

Crossroads (French: Carrefour) is a 1938 French drama film directed by Curtis Bernhardt and starring Charles Vanel, Jules Berry and Suzy Prim. It inspired two English-language remakes, the 1940 British film Dead Man's Shoes and Hollywood's Crossroads in 1942.[1]

Directed byCurtis Bernhardt
Produced byEugène Tucherer
Written byAndré-Paul Antoine
Curtis Bernhardt
Lilo Dammert
John H. Kafka
Robert Liebmann
StarringCharles Vanel
Jules Berry
Suzy Prim
Music byPaul Dessau
CinematographyLéonce-Henri Burel
Georges Régnier
Henri Tiquet
Edited by Adolf Lantz
B.U.P. Française
Distributed byLes Films de Koster
Release date
9 September 1938
Running time
84 minutes

It was shot at the Billancourt Studios in Paris and on location in the city. The film's sets were designed by the art director Jean d'Eaubonne and Raymond Gabutti.


A wealthy industrialist is accused in court of being in reality a petty criminal who deserted from the French Army twenty years before during the First World War.



  1. Barton p.128


  • Ruth Barton. Hedy Lamarr: The Most Beautiful Woman in Film. University Press of Kentucky, 2010.
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