Gribouille (film)

Gribouille (English title: Heart of Paris or The Meddler) is a 1937 French comedy film directed by Marc Allégret, based on story "Gribouille" by Marcel Achard who co-wrote the screenplay with Jan Lustig. The music score is by Georges Auric. The film stars Raimu and Michèle Morgan.[1] It was shot at the Billancourt Studios in Paris, with sets designed by the art director Alexandre Trauner.

Directed byMarc Allégret
Produced byAndré Daven
Written byMarcel Achard
(story & dialogue)
Jan Lustig (adaptation)
Michèle Morgan
Music byGeorges Auric
CinematographyGeorges Benoît
Michel Kelber
Armand Thirard
Edited byYvonne Martin
Marguerite Renoir
Productions André Daven
L'Alliance Cinématographique Européenne (ACE)
Distributed byGray-Film (France)
Tri-National Films (USA)
Release date
10 September 1937 (France)
12 January 1939 (U.S.)
Running time
86 min

It was remade in the U.S. as The Lady in Question (1940) with Brian Aherne, Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford.

The film marked Michèle Morgan's first major role on the big screen.


Camille Morestan serves as a jury member at a court in Paris. The attractive Natalie Roguin is accused of murder. Morestan doesn't want to believe she really killed her lover. He succeeds in convincing the other jury members she was innocent. After her acquittal he takes her into his house. While he tries to keep her identity a secret for his family her presence leads to a number of unfortunate incidents.



  1. "The Meddler". Retrieved 2013-07-15.
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