Port of Shadows (1938)

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A military deserter finds love and trouble (and a small dog) in a smoky French port city.


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  • Jean Gabin and Michel Simon in Port of Shadows (1938)
  • Michèle Morgan in Port of Shadows (1938)
  • Michel Simon in Port of Shadows (1938)
  • Michèle Morgan and Jean Gabin in Port of Shadows (1938)
  • Michèle Morgan in Port of Shadows (1938)
  • Michèle Morgan and Jean Gabin in Port of Shadows (1938)

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22 September 2011 | blanche-2
make sure the razor blades are locked up
Jean Gabin and Michelle Morgan star in the stylish Marcel Carne film, "Port of Shadows," made in 1938. There is simply no one like Jean Gabin - Hollywood had no idea what to do with him - here he was, this amazing leading man who looked like a character actor. Thankfully, the French knew what they had and kept him busy for 48 years.

Gabin plays Jean, a military deserter who comes into the French port of Le Havre, intending to leave aboard ship for Venezuela. He meets the beautiful Nelly and is adopted by a small dog. Nelly is a real man magnet; she has a boyfriend Maurice, a father figure who is in love with her named Zabel, and Lucien, a hood in love with her. She and Jean fall in love, even though in her heart she knows that he has to leave Le Havre.

These French films out-noir American film noirs, and this is a stylish, dark film filled with sadness, with a depressing ambiance throughout. If you were miserable when you started watching it, you'll be a mess when it's over. What I've gone through for Gabin - he was in so many dark, depressing films! If you're a fan of film noir (and/or Gabin), this is for you.

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,618 16 September 2012

Gross USA:

$27,389

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,623

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