The Shark (1930 film)

The Shark (French:Le requin) is a 1930 French film directed by Henri Chomette and starring Albert Préjean, Gina Manès and Daniel Mendaille.[1] Made in 1929 but released the following year, it was one of the first French sound films.

The Shark
Directed byHenri Chomette
Written byHenri Chomette
StarringAlbert Préjean
Gina Manès
Daniel Mendaille
Music byJ.E. Szyfer
CinematographyJean Bachelet
Léonce-Henri Burel
Frank Clifford
Edited byRené Le Hénaff
Distributed byFilms Sonores Tobis
Release date
14 March 1930
Running time
90 minutes

The story concerns a shipowner who on the edge of financial failure, bribes accomplices to sink his ship for the insurance. He is accused of fraud and it come to court but he acquitted only to be shot dead by his wife who narrowly escaped the sinking.

The film's sets were designed by Lazare Meerson.



  1. Bock & Bergfelder p.248


  • Bock, Hans-Michael & Bergfelder, Tim. The Concise CineGraph. Encyclopedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books, 2009.

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