The Epinay Studios are film production studios located in Epinay in northern Paris. It was a complex with two distinct and separate structures. The earliest was built in 1902 by Eclair Film.  A second studio was controlled by the French subsidiary of the German company Tobis Film. These were converted for sound in February 1929.  The same year the other studio was acquired by Pathé-Natan.
Épinay-sur-Seine is a commune in the northern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 11.3 km (7.0 mi) from the center of Paris. The church of Notre-Dame-des-Missions-du-cygne d'Enghien, designed by Paul Tournon, may be found in the commune.
Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of 105 square kilometres and an official estimated population of 2,140,526 residents as of 1 January 2019. Since the 17th century, Paris has been one of Europe's major centres of finance, diplomacy, commerce, fashion, science, as well as the arts. The City of Paris is the centre and seat of government of the Île-de-France, or Paris Region, which has an estimated official 2019 population of 12,213,364, or about 18 percent of the population of France. The Paris Region had a GDP of €709 billion in 2017. According to the Economist Intelligence Unit Worldwide Cost of Living Survey in 2018, Paris was the second most expensive city in the world, after Singapore, and ahead of Zurich, Hong Kong, Oslo and Geneva. Another source ranked Paris as most expensive, on a par with Singapore and Hong Kong, in 2018. The city is a major railway, highway, and air-transport hub served by two international airports: Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly. Opened in 1900, the city's subway system, the Paris Métro, serves 5.23 million passengers daily, and is the second busiest metro system in Europe after Moscow Metro. Gare du Nord is the 24th busiest railway station in the world, but the first located outside Japan, with 262 million passengers in 2015.
Eclair was a film production, film laboratory, and movie camera manufacturing company established in Épinay-sur-Seine, France by Charles Jourjon in 1907. What remains of the business is a unit of Ymagis Group offering creative and distribution services for the motion pictures industries across Europe and North America such as editing, color grading, restoration, digital and theatrical delivery, versioning.
Saint-Aubin-Épinay is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in north-western France.
Sins of Madeleine is a 1951 French drama film directed by Henri Lepage and starring Madeleine Lebeau, Henri Vilbert and Yves Furet.
Tobis Film was a German film production and film distribution company. Founded in the late 1920s as a merger of several companies involved in the switch from silent to sound films the organisation emerged as a leading German sound studio. Tobis used the Tri-Ergon sound-on-disc system under the Tobis-Klang trade name. The Ufa production company had separate rights to the Tobis system, which it used under the trade name of Ufa-Klang. Some Tobis films were released in Germany by the subsidiary Europa Film.
The Joinville Studios were a film studio in Paris which operated between 1910 and 1987. They were one of the leading French studios, with major companies such as Pathé and Gaumont making films there.
Billancourt Studios was a film studio in Paris which operated between 1922 and 1992. Located in Boulogne-Billancourt, it was one of the leading French studios. It was founded in the silent era by Henri Diamant-Berger. During the Second World War the studio was used by Continental Films, a company backed by the German occupiers.
Clara de Montargis is a 1951 French drama film directed by Henri Decoin and starring Ludmilla Tchérina, Michel François and Roland Armontel. The film's sets were designed by the art director René Renoux. It was made at the Studio d'Epinay in Paris.
Fric-Frac is a 1939 French comedy film directed by Maurice Lehmann and Claude Autant-Lara, starring Fernandel, Arletty and Michel Simon. It tells the story of Marcel, an assistant to a jeweller, who befriends a couple of criminals who want to use him as an accomplice to rob his boss. The film is based on a 1936 play by Édouard Bourdet. Filming took place in March and April 1939 at the Laboratoires et Studios Eclair in Épinay-sur-Seine. The film was released in France on 15 June 1939.
A Day Will Come is a 1934 comedy film directed by Gerhard Lamprecht and Serge Véber and starring Käthe von Nagy, Jean-Pierre Aumont and Simone Héliard. It was made by the German studio UFA as the French-language version of Just Once a Great Lady.
Bastille Day or July 14 is a 1933 French romantic comedy film directed by René Clair and starring Annabella, George Rigaud and Raymond Cordy.
The Mystery of the Villa Rose is a 1930 French mystery film directed by René Hervil and Louis Mercanton and starring Léon Mathot, Simone Vaudry and Louis Baron fils.
The Curtain Rises is a 1938 French crime film directed by Marc Allégret and starring Louis Jouvet, Claude Dauphin and Odette Joyeux.
Louis Nalpas (1884-1948) was a Greek-French film producer. Naplas was a leading producer during the silent era, and was employed by the large French studio Pathé. He was behind the company's construction of the Victorine Studios in Nice in 1921, which attempted to create a version of Hollywood on the French Riviera. He then broke away to form his own production company.
The Studios de la Victorine are a film studio in the French city of Nice. They are also known as the Nice Studios. Several small studios have also existed in the city.
Another World is a 1937 French-German drama film directed by Marc Allégret and Alfred Stöger and starring Käthe Gold, Karl Ludwig Diehl and Franz Schafheitlin.
The Stranger is a 1931 French-German drama film directed by Fred Sauer and starring Gerda Maurus, Peter Voß and Harry Hardt.
Cité Elgé were French film studios located in Paris. They were constructed in 1905 in the Buttes-Chaumont area of the city by the Gaumont Film Company, a pioneer of European cinema. They were also known as the Studios des Buttes-Chaumont. For a period they were the largest studios in the world.
Michel Strogoff is a 1936 French historical adventure film directed by Jacques de Baroncelli and Richard Eichberg and starring Anton Walbrook, Colette Darfeuil and Armand Bernard. It is an adaptation of the 1877 novel Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne. A separate German version The Czar's Courier was also made.
Caught in the Act is a 1931 German comedy film directed by Hanns Schwarz and Georges Tréville and starring Blanche Montel, Henri Garat and Ralph Arthur Roberts. It was produced by UFA, as the French-language version of the studio's film Burglars. Such multiple-language versions were common in the early years of sound before dubbing became widespread.
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