Nights of Princes (1930 film)

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Nights of Princes
French Nuits de princes
Directed by Marcel L'Herbier
Written byMarcel L'Herbier
Based on Nights of Princes
by Joseph Kessel
Starring Gina Manès
Jaque Catelain
Harry Nestor
Cinematography Léonce-Henri Burel
Nikolai Toporkoff
Music by Michel Michelet
Sequana Films
Distributed byFilms Louis Aubert
Release date
  • 4 March 1930 (1930-03-04)
Running time
80 minutes

Nights of Princes (French: Nuits de princes) is a 1930 French drama film directed by Marcel L'Herbier and starring Gina Manès, Jaque Catelain and Harry Nestor. It is an adaptation of the 1927 novel of the same title by Joseph Kessel. [1] The story was remade as a 1938 film directed by Vladimir Strizhevsky.


It was shot at the Billancourt Studios in Paris. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Serge Piménoff and Pierre Schild.


A White Russian woman working as a dancer in a Paris nightclub finds her past returning to haunt her when her husband, an engineer long believed dead in the Russian Civil War, reappears to seek her help.


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  1. Goble, Alan (1999). The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter. p. 258. ISBN   3598114923.