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26 Ratings

White Shanks

Pattes blanches

Directed by Jean Grémillon
France, 1949


An eccentric man endangers himself when he makes advances toward the girlfriend of a saloon keeper.

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White Shanks Directed by Jean Grémillon

Awards & Festivals

Locarno International Film Festival

1949 | Winner: Best Combination of Editing and Cinematography (Special Prize)

Critics reviews

The stark, rocky cliffs and moldering chateau, night scenes and cave-like interiors give the film an otherworldly, dark fairy tale feeling that suits its archetypal characters: the fickle and selfish temptress (Suzy Delair); the lonely hunchbacked maid; the reclusive, eccentric aristocrat (Paul Bernard); and his gaunt, passionately resentful bastard half-brother (Fernard Ledoux).
November 18, 2014
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