La bandera

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La Bandera (released in the United States as Escape from Yesterday) is a 1935 French drama film directed by Julien Duvivier and starring Annabella, Jean Gabin and Robert Le Vigan. It was based on the 1931 novel La Bandera by Pierre Mac Orlan. read more

La Bandera (released in the United States as Escape from Yesterday) is a 1935 French drama film directed by Julien Duvivier and starring Annabella, Jean Gabin and Robert Le Vigan. It was based on the 1931 novel La Bandera by Pierre Mac Orlan. After committing a brutal murder in Paris, a Frenchman flees to Barcelona where he enlists in the Spanish Foreign Legion. He is sent to fight in Morocco where he unexpectedly bonds with his comrades and marries a local woman before his past begins to catch up with him. Like Duvivier's other works of the period, the film is infused with poetic realism.

Original Release

09/20/1935

US Release

05/02/1939

Cast

Jean Gabin Pierre Gilieth
Annabella Aischa la Slaoui / Aïscha el Saloui
Pierre Renoir Le capitaine Weller / Commandant Weller
Robert Le Vigan Fernando Lucas
Margo Lion Planche-à-Pain
Reine Paulet Rosita
Viviane Romance La fille de Barcelone
Génia Vaury la fille du restaurant
Claude May la femme ivre
Gaston Modot Le légionnaire Muller / Legionnaire Muller
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Julien Duvivier

Writers

Julien Duvivier, Pierre Mac Orlan, Charles Spaak

Cast

Jean Gabin Pierre Gilieth
Annabella Aischa la Slaoui / Aïscha el Saloui
Pierre Renoir Le capitaine Weller / Commandant Weller
Robert Le Vigan Fernando Lucas
Margo Lion Planche-à-Pain
Reine Paulet Rosita
Viviane Romance La fille de Barcelone
Génia Vaury la fille du restaurant
Claude May la femme ivre
Gaston Modot Le légionnaire Muller / Legionnaire Muller
Raymond Aimos Marcel Mulot
Charles Granval Le ségovien / "Sego", Saharan bar owner
Jesús Castro Blanco Le sergent
Robert Ozanne Le légionnaire tatoué / Legionnaire with Tatoo'd Face
Maurice Lagrenée Siméon
Louis Florencie Gorlier
Little Jacky Le légionnaire Weber / Légionnaire Jacky
Robert Ancelin Le lieutenant
René Bergeron
Paul Demange L'importun de l'auberge / The Hotel Manager

Producers

Editors

Marthe Poncin

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