|La Loi du nord|
|Directed by||Jacques Feyder|
|Written by||Jacques Feyder|
Maurice Constantin-Weyer (novel)
|Produced by||Roland Tual|
|Starring|| Michèle Morgan |
|Cinematography||Jean Charpentier |
|Edited by||Roger Spiri-Mercaton|
|Music by||Louis Beydts|
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