The Bellman (film)

The Bellman (French: Sortilèges) is a 1945 French drama film directed by Christian-Jaque and starring Fernand Ledoux, Renée Faure and Madeleine Robinson. The film portrays a village haunted by superstition and fears.

The Bellman
Directed byChristian-Jaque
Written byClaude Boncompain (novel)
Jacques Prévert
Starring Fernand Ledoux
Renée Faure
Madeleine Robinson
Music byHenri Verdun
CinematographyLouis Page
Moulin D'Or
Distributed byDisCina
Release date
5 December 1945
Running time
100 minutes

Although released after the Liberation, the film was shot during the German Occupation.[1] The film's sets were designed by the art director Robert Gys.

The film was popular and recorded admissions in France of 2,552,165.[2]



  1. Butler p.81
  2. French box office results for 1945 at Box Office Story


  • Butler, Margaret. Film and Community in Britain and France: From La Règle Du Jeu to Room at the Top. I.B.Tauris, 2004.
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