|Under the Sky of Paris|
|Directed by||Julien Duvivier|
|Written by||Julien Duvivier |
|Produced by|| Arys Nissotti |
|Starring|| Brigitte Auber |
|Edited by||André Gaudier|
|Music by||Jean Wiener|
|28 March 1951|
Under the Sky of Paris (French: Sous le ciel de Paris) is a 1951 French drama film directed by Julien Duvivier.
It was shot at the Billancourt Studios in Paris and on location around the city. The film's sets were designed by the art director René Moulaert. The song of the same name, later recorded by Édith Piaf and others, was written for this film by Hubert Giraud (music) and Jean Dréjac (lyrics). In the film it was sung by Jean Bretonnière.
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