|The Star of Valencia|
|Directed by||Serge de Poligny|
|Written by|| Rudolph Cartier |
|Produced by|| Raoul Ploquin |
|Starring|| Brigitte Helm |
|Cinematography|| Werner Brandes |
|Edited by||Wolfgang Becker|
|Music by|| Hans-Otto Borgmann |
L'Alliance Cinématographique Européenne
|Distributed by||L'Alliance Cinématographique Européenne|
|16 June 1933|
The Star of Valencia (French: L'étoile de Valencia) is a 1933 drama film directed by Serge de Poligny and starring Brigitte Helm, Jean Gabin and Simone Simon. It was the French-language version of the German film The Star of Valencia .  Such multi-language versions were common in the era before dubbing became widespread. While made by largely the same crew except the director, it features a completely different cast.
It was produced by UFA at the Babelsberg Studios, and distributed by the company's French subsidiary L'Alliance Cinématographique Européenne. The film's sets were designed by the art director Otto Hunte. It incorporated footage shot on location in Mallorca from the German film.
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