Raymond Bernard

  • Raymond Bernard – Faubourg Montmartre (1931)

    Raymond Bernard1931-1940DramaFrance
    Faubourg Montmartre (1931)
    Faubourg Montmartre (1931)

    “Faubourg Montmartre” is an old-fashioned melodrama,handicapped by a desultory screenplay which blends prostitution on the boulevards,a murder -which will not be explained-,and even hullabaloo in Corse.

    This is the story of two sisters, one of them is a semi-whore with her pimp (played by Charles Vanel),the other one (Gaby Morlay) tries to walk the line,in spite of her sisters’ attempts to debauch her.Enter a not-so-handsome young man (A forgotten actor called Pierre Bertin whose performance is absolutely awful)the younger sister falls in love with.Read More »

  • Raymond Bernard – Le septième ciel AKA Seventh Heaven (1958)

    1951-1960ComedyCrimeFranceRaymond Bernard

    “Le septième ciel” became Raymond Bernard’s last film; a black comedy about a female brewery owner who donates vast amounts of money to charitable causes. The funds to do this, she raises through her liaisons with wealthy gentlemen… who just “happen” to end up dead!Read More »

  • Raymond Bernard – Maya (1949)

    1941-1950ArthouseFilm NoirFranceRaymond Bernard


    Very weird piece of mystic low-life exotica, with perennial foreigner Valery Inkijinoff as Eastern sage dispensing strange wisdom and Viviane Romance looking stunning in Betty Page fringe as a prostitute and femme fatale. Lots of Third Manic running around in a sort of non-specifically-exotic soukh set, crime, atmosphere and Marcel Dalio. Quite peculiar by Raymond Bernard’s standards, but VERY diverting.Read More »

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