Les Amants du pont Saint-Jean

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Les Amants du pont Saint-Jean
Directed by Henri Decoin
Written by Jean Aurenche
René Wheeler
Produced byG. Jif
A. Landeau
Starring Paul Frankeur
Distributed byLes Films Fernand Rivers
Release date
  • 24 December 1947 (1947-12-24)
Running time
78 minutes

Les Amants du pont Saint-Jean is a 1947 French film directed by Henri Decoin. It was entered into the 1947 Cannes Film Festival. [1]



Pilou and Augusta are in love, but Augusta's father, the conservative mayor of the city, does not look upon their relationship kindly. His reprobation is directed less at the boy himself than at his parents, Maryse and Alcide Garonne, who are living together unmarried. Pilou and Augusta run away, and the mayor finally accept their union provided that the Pilou's parents regularize their situation through marriage. This they do, but after their marriage, the lovers separate. Finally, Pilou's mother falls and dies on the bank of the Rhone, and Alcide, overwhelmed with grief, throws himself into the river.


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  1. "Festival de Cannes: Les Amants du pont Saint-Jean". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 4 January 2009.