The Red Needle

The Red Needle (French: L'aiguille rouge) is a 1951 French drama film directed by Emil-Edwin Reinert and starring Michel Auclair, Michèle Philippe and Jean Marchat.[1]

The Red Needle
Directed byEmil-Edwin Reinert
Produced byPaul-Edmond Decharme
Written byVicki Baum (short story)
André Haguet
André Legrand
Jacques Natanson
StarringMichel Auclair
Michèle Philippe
Jean Marchat
Music byJoe Hajos
CinematographyAndré Bac
Edited by Monique Kirsanoff
Distributed byDisCina
Release date
7 June 1951
Running time
85 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director Georges Wakhévitch. The film was partly shot on location in Mittenwald and the Bavarian Alps. It was based on a story by Vicki Baum. A separate German version Dreaming Days was made with a different cast.



  1. Krautz p.39


  • Krautz, Alfred. International directory of cinematographers set- and costume designers in film. Saur, 1983.
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