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  Madeleine Rodrigue.
Photograph: La Cinémathèque française, Iconothèque;
courtesy Le Giornate del Cinema Muto.
 
 
Paris endormi
(Paris Asleep)
Also known as Paris qui dort in France : [The Invisible Ray], [The Crazy Ray]
(1923) French
B&W : 1527 metres
Directed by René Clair

Cast: Henri Rollan [Albert], Madeleine Rodrigue [Hesta, the independent woman], Albert Préjean [the pilot], Charles Martinelli [Professor Bardin], Myla Seller [Jacqueline, the professor’s niece], Stacquet (Antoine Stacquet) [the rich industrialist], Louis Pré fils [the detective], Marcel Vallée [the thief]

Films Diamant production. / Produced by Henri Diamant-Berger. Art direction by André Foy. Assistant director, Claude Autant-Lara. Cinematography by Maurice Desfassiaux and [?] Alfred Guichard and/or Paul Guichard? Edited by René Clair. / Released 6 February 1925. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Clair’s first film as director.

Comedy.

Survival status: Print exists in the Cinémathèque française film archive [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: France: Paris

Listing updated: 21 June 2008.

References: Film viewing : Bardèche-History pp. 75, 242; Bohn-Light pp. 162, 193; Lahue-Collecting pp. 31-32; Limbacher-Feature pp. 52, 185; Shipman-Cinema p. 85 : Website-IMDb.

Home video: DVD.

 
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