Voyage Without Hope

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Voyage Without Hope
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Directed by Christian-Jaque
Written byChristian-Jaque
Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon
Pierre Mac Orlan
Georg C. Klaren
Produced by Roger Richebé
Starring Simone Renant
Jean Marais
Paul Bernard
Cinematography Robert Lefebvre
Edited by Jacques Desagneaux
Music byMaurice-Paul Guillot
Jean Marion
Films Roger Richebé
Distributed byFilms Roger Richebé
Release date
  • 15 December 1943 (1943-12-15)
Running time
89 minutes

Voyage Without Hope (French: Voyage sans espoir) is a French 1943 French crime drama film directed by Christian-Jaque and starring Simone Renant, Jean Marais and Paul Bernard. It was shot at the Saint-Maurice Studios in Paris. The film's sets were designed by the art director Robert Gys. It has been classified as a film noir with an opening that recalls the pre-war poetic realist film The Human Beast . [1]



A bank clerk steals money and plans to run off to Argentina on a freighter. On the train to the port he encounters a criminal just released from prison who takes him for a naïve, wealthy young man and persuades his old girlfriend, nightclub singer Marie-Ange, to seduce him. However, she falls in love with the essentially honest boy and as the net closes in against him from both the criminals and the law she ultimately sacrifices herself for him.


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  1. Walker-Morrison p.35