House on the Waterfront

House on the Waterfront (French: Port du désir) is a 1955 French drama film directed by Edmond T. Gréville and starring Jean Gabin, Andrée Debar and Henri Vidal.[1]

House on the Waterfront
Directed byEdmond T. Gréville
Produced byEugène Tucherer
Written byJacques Viot
StarringJean Gabin
Andrée Debar
Henri Vidal
Music byJoseph Kosma
CinematographyHenri Alekan
Edited byGinette Boudet
Jean Ravel
Élysée Films
Distributed byLes Films Corona
Release date
15 April 1955
Running time
94 minutes

It was made at the Billancourt Studios with some location filming in Marseilles. The film's sets were designed by Lucien Aguettand. Although completed in 1954, it wasn't released until the following year.


In Marseilles Captain Lequévic is ordered to refloat a ship that has sunk in the entrance to the harbor. However its owner, a man mixed up in smuggling and other illegal activities, is desperate to prevent him from doing so.

Partial cast


  1. Block p.49


  • Marcelline Block. World Film Locations: Marseilles. Intellect Books, 2013.
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