Two Pennies Worth of Violets

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Two Pennies Worth of Violets
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Directed by Jean Anouilh
Written by Monelle Valentin
Jean Anouilh
Produced by François Chavane
Marius Franay
Jean Le Duc
Alain Poiré
Starring Dany Robin
Georges Baconnet
Madeleine Barbulée
Cinematography Maurice Barry
Edited by Jean Feyte
Music by Georges Van Parys
Société Générale de Gestion Cinématographique
Distributed by Gaumont Distribution
Release date
31 October 1951
Running time
98 minutes
Language French

Two Pennies Worth of Violets (French: Deux sous de violettes) is a 1951 French drama film directed by Jean Anouilh and starring Dany Robin, Georges Baconnet and Madeleine Barbulée. [1] It was one of two films directed by the dramatist Anouilh along with Traveling Light (1944). It was shot at the Billancourt Studios in Paris. The film's sets were designed by the art director Léon Barsacq.



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  1. Oscherwitz & Higgins p.376