Dortoir des grandes

Dortoir des grandes English: Dormitory of the big, is a French crime drama film from 1954, directed by Henri Decoin, written by François Chalais, starring Jean Marais and Louis de Funès. The film is also known under the titles: "Girls' Dormitory" and "Inside a Girls' Dormitory" (USA).[2]

Dortoir des grandes
Directed byHenri Decoin
Produced byC.F.C – Les Films Henry Decoin – E.G.E Films (France)
Written byFrançois Chalais
Henri Decoin
Stanislas-André Steeman (novel 18 Fantômes)
StarringJean Marais
Françoise Arnoul
Jeanne Moreau
Music byJean-Jacques Grunenwald
CinematographyRobert Lefebvre
Edited byDenise Reiss
Distributed byLa Société des Films Sirius (France);
Ellis Films (USA)
Release date
21 April 1953 (France);
4 February 1956 (USA)
Running time
98 minutes
Box office2,538,013 admissions (France)[1]


In a little town with a renowned college a female student is found after she was hogtied and strangled to death. Inspector Marco is assigned to catch the murderer.


  • Jean Marais: Inspector Désiré Marco
  • Françoise Arnoul: Aimée de La Capelle, a resident
  • Denise Grey: Mrs Hazard-Habran, the college director
  • Jeanne Moreau: Julie, the waitress at the restaurant "La jument verte"
  • Noël Roquevert: Emile, the owner of "La jument verte"
  • Line Noro: Mrs Brigitte Tournesac, the supervisor at the collège
  • Katherine Kath: Mrs Claude Persal, a professor at the college
  • Umberto Almazan: Mr Da Costa, a restaurant guest
  • Louis de Funès: Mr Triboudot, Mérémont's photographer
  • Pierre Morin: the commissioner Broche
  • Jean Sylvère: the stamp collector
  • Dany Carrel: Bettina de Virmant, a resident
  • Yves-Marie Maurin: the little boy at the restaurant
  • Davia: Mrs Simone Sergent, a college professor
  • Edouard Francomme: a restaurant guest
  • Martine Alexis
  • Marie-France


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