The Patriot (1938 film)

The Patriot (French: Le patriote) is a 1938 French historical drama film directed by Maurice Tourneur and starring Harry Baur, Pierre Renoir and Suzy Prim. The film was based on a novel by Alfred Neumann which had previously been turned into a 1928 American silent film The Patriot starring Emil Jannings. It was made by the French subsidiary of the German company Tobis Film. The sets were designed by the Russian-born art director Alexandre Lochakoff.

The Patriot
French movie poster
Directed byMaurice Tourneur
Produced byNicolas Farkas
Written byAlfred Neumann (novel)
Henri Jeanson
StarringHarry Baur
Pierre Renoir
Suzy Prim
Jacques Varennes
Music byJacques Ibert
CinematographyLouis Née
Armand Thirard
Edited byRoger Mercanton
Distributed byFilms Sonores Tobis
Release date
10 June 1938
Running time
105 minutes

The film portrays the life of Tsar Paul I of Russia.[1]



  1. Waldman p.156


  • Waldman, Harry. Maurice Tourneur: The Life and Films. McFarland, 2001.
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