Danton (1932 film)

Danton is a 1932 French historical drama film directed by André Roubaud and starring Jacques Grétillat, Andrée Ducret and Jacques Dumesnil. It depicts the life of the French revolutionary Georges Danton and his eventual execution by hardliners of the Revolution. It was based in part on the 1929 play The Danton Case by Stanisława Przybyszewska.[1]

Directed byAndré Roubaud
StarringJacques Grétillat, Jacques Dumesnil and Andrée Ducret
Release date
1932 (France)


  • Jacques Grétillat - Danton
  • Andrée Ducret - Gabrielle Danton
  • Jacques Dumesnil - Fabre d'Églantine
  • André Fouché - Camille Desmoulins
  • Simone Rouvière - Lucile Desmoulins
  • Octave Berthier - Le père Charpentier
  • Marguerite Weintenberger - Louise Danton
  • Louis Merlac - Le boucher Legendre
  • Thomy Bourdelle - Le général Westermann


  1. Stam & Raengo p.195


  • Oscherwitz, Dayna. Past Forward: French Cinema and the Post-Colonial Heritage. SIU Press, 2010.
  • Stam, Robert & Raengo, Alessandra. A Companion to Literature and Film. John Wiley & Sons, 2004.
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