Misdeal (French: Maldone) is a 1928 French silent drama film directed by Jean Grémillon and starring Charles Dullin, Marcelle Dullin and Geymond Vital.[1] The film's sets were designed by art director André Barsacq. The film tells the story of a wealthy young man flees from his family's estate, and finds employment as a canal worker. He falls in love with a gypsy girl, but when a death in the family requires him to return home and run his estate, he marries a neighbor's daughter. Years later, he becomes obsessed with his old lover after a chance meeting.

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Directed byJean Grémillon
Produced byCharles Dullin
Written byAlexandre Arnoux
StarringCharles Dullin
Marcelle Dullin
Geymond Vital
Music byJacques Brilloin
Marcel Delannoy
Jean Grémillon
CinematographyChristian Matras
Georges Périnal
Edited by Emmanuel Nicolas
Henriette Pinson
La Société des Films Charles Dullin
Release date
14 September 1928
French intertitles



  1. Levine p.190


  • Levine, Alison. Framing the Nation: Documentary Film in Interwar France. A&C Black, 2011.
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