The Heart of a Nation
The Heart of a Nation (French: Untel père et fils) is a 1943 French drama film directed by Julien Duvivier who co-wrote screenplay with Marcel Achard and Charles Spaak. The film stars Raimu, Michèle Morgan and Louis Jouvet.
|The Heart of a Nation (Untel père et fils)|
|Directed by||Julien Duvivier|
|Produced by||Paul Graetz|
|Written by||Julien Duvivier|
|Music by||Jean Wiener|
|Edited by||Marthe Poncin|
|Distributed by||A.F.E. Corporation (USA)|
Universal Film S.A. (France)
|Box office||2,145,108 admissions (France) (1945)|
The film follows a family in Montmartre from the Franco-Prussian War to World War II.
An American release featured an introduction by Charles Boyer and scenes of the German entry into Paris.
- Raimu as L'oncle Jules Froment
- Michèle Morgan as Marie Froment-Léonard
- Louis Jouvet as Pierre Froment / Félix Froment
- Suzy Prim as Estelle Froment adulte
- Renée Devillers as Gabrielle Froment
- Louis Jourdan as Christian (uncredited)
Louis Jourdan played the on screen brother of his real life brother, Pierre.
Filming started in late 1939 but was interrupted by the war.
The film was released in New York before France.
On January 25, 2005, the American version of the film that is dubbed into English and features a prologue by Charles Boyer was released by Alpha Video on DVD .
- Box office for France in 1945 at Box Office Story
- Louis Jourdan biography accessed 23 January 2014
- The Heart of a Nation at Louisjourdan.net
- The Heart of a Nation at Rotten Tomatoes
- Untel père et fils at DvdToile
- The Heart of a Nation on IMDb
- The Heart of a Nation at AllMovie
- The Heart of a Nation at the British Film Institute's Film and TV Database