Port of Shadows Trailer (1939)

Trailer for Port of Shadows.

When Jean (Jean Gabin), a deserter from the Colonial Army, arrives in Le Havre searching for a place to lie low, he doesn’t expect to wind up in the middle of a percolating dispute to between local “tough” guy Lucien (Pierre Brasseur) and distinctively-bearded shop owner Zabel (Michel Simon). Nor does he expect to fall in love with Nelly (Michèle Morgan), a mysterious teenager with too many admirers. In need of a new life and haunted by his past, all Jean wants is to disappear, but can he leave the only person who has made him happy to a disastrous fate? Lauded as one of Marcel Carné and screenwriter Jacques Prévert’s finest films, Port of Shadows explores the fog-shrouded zone between past and future, life and death, and the (im)possibility of escape and established the genre of poetic realism.

Duration
2 min 31 sec

Views
5,362

Posted On
September 06, 2012
Director
Marcel Carné

Writer
Jacques Prévert

Studio
Rialto Pictures

Release
October 29, 1939
Cast
Jean Gabin
Michel Simon
Michèle Morgan
Pierre Brasseur
Trailer Tracks
No Music Available
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