Dark Sunday

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Dark Sunday
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Directed by Jacqueline Audry
Written by André Haguet
Pierre Laroche
André Legrand
Produced by Claude Dolbert
Starring Michèle Alfa
Paul Bernard
Marcelle Derrien
Cinematography Gérard Perrin
Edited by Pierre Delannoy
Music by Marcel Landowski
Codo Cinema
Distributed bySelb Films
Release date
17 November 1948
Running time
84 minutes
Language French

Dark Sunday (French: Sombre dimanche) is a 1948 French drama film directed by Jacqueline Audry and starring Michèle Alfa, Paul Bernard and Marcelle Derrien. [1] The film takes its name from the French title of the song "Gloomy Sunday".


The film's sets were designed by the art director Raymond Druart.


In pre-war France, a Hungarian immigrant musician is left so saddened when he is rejected by the woman he loves that he writes an incredibly gloomy piece of music. A music publisher is impressed with it and decides to promote using a marketing gimmick. He will get a woman to pretend to attempt suicide because she is so moved by the song.


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  1. Bessy & Chirat p.451