La Chienne

N.p. N.p., 1931. Vintage reference photograph from the 1931 film. Cropping annotations in holograph pencil and two overlapping National Film Archive stamps on the verso.

A key French film noir antecedent, based on the 1929 novel by Georges de La Fouchardiere, and the 1930 play by Andre Mouezy-Eon. An aspiring painter, trapped in an abusive marriage, falls in love with a prostitute, who scams him out of the money for his paintings with the help of her pimp. The second sound film by Jean Renoir. Remade in 1945 as Scarlet Street, directed by Fritz Lang and starring Edward G. Robinson and Joan Bennett.

Set in and shot on location in Paris.

9.75 x 7.5 inches. Near Fine.

Rosenbaum 1000. Criterion Collection 818. Grant France.

[Book #148495]

Price: $475.00