The Last Penny

The Last Penny (French: Le dernier sou) is a 1946 French drama film directed by André Cayatte and starring Ginette Leclerc, Gilbert Gil and Fernand Charpin. A secretary tries to save her friend's company from being bankrupted by unscrupulous figures. It was one of three films Leclerc appeared in for the collaborationist Continental Films, which she believed led to her arrest by the authorities following the Liberation.[1] Although it was made during the Second World War the film was not released until March 1946.

The Last Penny
Directed byAndré Cayatte
Produced byRaymond Borderie
Written byLouis Chavance
André Cayatte
StarringGinette Leclerc
Gilbert Gil
Fernand Charpin
Music byJacques Dupont
CinematographyCharles Bauer
Distributed byFilms Sonores Tobis
Release date
23 January 1946
Running time
90 minutes



  1. Mayne p.84


  • Mayne, Judith. Le Corbeau. University of Illinois Press, 2007.
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