Manon (film)

Manon (French pronunciation: [manɔ̃]) is a 1949 French drama film directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot and starring Serge Reggiani, Michel Auclair and Cécile Aubry. It is a loose adaptation of the 1731 novel Manon Lescaut by Abbé Prévost.[1] The film won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, and was a popular success with over three million spectators in France.[2]

Directed byHenri-Georges Clouzot
Produced byPaul-Edmond Decharme
Written byJean Ferry
Henri-Georges Clouzot
Based onManon Lescaut
by Antoine François Prévost
StarringSerge Reggiani
Michel Auclair
Cécile Aubry
Music byPaul Misraki
CinematographyArmand Thirard
Edited byMonique Kirsanoff
Distributed by Les Films Corona
Release date
9 March 1949
Running time
100 mins

It was shot at the Victorine Studios in Nice. The film's sets were designed by the art director Max Douy.


Clouzot updates the setting to World War II, making the story about a French Resistance fighter who rescues a woman from villagers convinced she is a Nazi collaborator.



  1. Lloyd p.64
  2. Lloyd p.64


  • Lloyd, Christopher. Henri-Georges Clouzot. Manchester University Press, 2007.
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.