|La Cage aux rossignols|
|Directed by||Jean Dréville|
|Written by|| Georges Chaperot (story)|
René Wheeler (story & screenplay)
Noël-Noël (adaptation, dialogue & screenplay)
|Starring|| Noël-Noël |
|Cinematography|| Paul Cotteret |
|Edited by||Jacques Grassi|
|Music by||René Cloërec|
|Distributed by||Compagnie Parisienne de Location de Films|
|6 September 1945|
|Box office||5,085,489 admissions (France) |
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