The Cheat (1937 film)

The Cheat (French: Forfaiture) is a 1937 French drama film directed by Marcel L'Herbier and starring Victor Francen, Sessue Hayakawa and Louis Jouvet.[1] It is a remake of the American silent film The Cheat by Cecil B. DeMille.

The Cheat
Directed byMarcel L'Herbier
Produced byMichael Salkind
Pierre Braunberger
Ayres d'Aguiar
Roger Richebé
Written byJean-Georges Auriol
Jacques Companéez
Herbert Juttke
Jacques Natanson
Hector Turnbull
StarringVictor Francen
Sessue Hayakawa
Louis Jouvet
Music byMichel Michelet
CinematographyEugen Schüfftan
Edited byPierre de Hérain
Marie Le Bars
Société du Cinéma du Panthéon
Distributed byGray-Film
Release date
24 November 1937
Running time
94 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director Robert Gys. It was shot at the Billancourt Studios in Paris.

Main cast


  1. Kennedy-Karpat p.156


  • Kennedy-Karpat, Colleen. Rogues, Romance, and Exoticism in French Cinema of the 1930s. Fairleigh Dickinson, 2013.
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