Bastille Day (1933 film)

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Bastille Day
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French Quatorze Juillet
Directed by René Clair
Written byRené Clair
Produced by Roger Le Bon
Starring Annabella
George Rigaud
Raymond Cordy
Cinematography Georges Périnal
Edited by René Le Hénaff
Music by Maurice Jaubert
Distributed byFilms Sonores Tobis
Release date
  • 14 January 1933 (1933-01-14)
Running time
86 minutes

Bastille Day or July 14 (French: Quatorze Juillet) is a 1933 French romantic comedy film directed by René Clair and starring Annabella, George Rigaud and Raymond Cordy. [1]


It was made at the Epinay Studios by the French subsidiary of the German company Tobis. The film's art direction was by Lazare Meerson.


Anna, a flower-girl, is in love with Jean - a young taxi driver. Jean doesn't have the same feelings for Anna as he still thinks about Pola, who dumped him. Eventully, Jean asks Anna for a dance at to the ball, but all hell breaks loose when Pola shows up with two men who will stop at nothing to disturb this newly arising love.


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