The Alibi (1937 film)

The Alibi (French: L'Alibi) is a 1937 French mystery film directed by Pierre Chenal and starring Erich von Stroheim, Albert Préjean and Jany Holt.

The Alibi
Directed byPierre Chenal
Produced byFritz Bukofzer
Written byMarcel Achard
Jacques Companéez
Herbert Juttke
Pierre Chenal
StarringErich von Stroheim
Albert Préjean
Jany Holt
Music byGeorges Auric
Jacques Belasco
CinematographyTheodore J. Pahle
Edited by Gustaf Heidenheim
B.N. Films
Distributed byÉclair-Journal
Release date
23 December 1937
Running time
84 minutes

The film was shot at the Billancourt Studios and Epinay Studios in Paris. Location shooting took place at Trilport on the River Seine. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Eugène Lourié and Serge Piménoff

The film was well-received by critics on its release.[1] It was released in the United States in April 1939 by Columbia Pictures.



  1. Andrew p.134


  • Andrews, Dudley. Mists of Regret: Culture and Sensibility in Classic French Film. Princeton University Press, 1995.
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