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Les Visiteurs Du Soir Details


Originally released in 1942 as Les Visiteurs du Soir, The Devil's Envoys is another masterful collaboration between actress Arletty, writer Jacques Prevert and director Marcel Carne, who would team up one year later for the brilliant Les Enfants Du Paradis. The film is predicated on the 15th century French legend, wherein the Devil, disturbed by the encroaching forces of Good, sends his envoys to Earth to drive the citizens to despair. The Devil, played by Jules Berry in a subtly Hitler-like fashion (a chancy artistic decision in the days of the Occupation), is thwarted when his agents are unable to overcome the power of true love. Even after the lovers are turned to stone for defying His Satanic Majesty, their hearts continue to beat for each other. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:January 1, 1942


as Dominique
Jules Berry
as Devil
Marie Déa
as Anne
Fernand Ledoux
as Baron Hugues
Marcel Herrand
as Baron Renaud
Alain Cuny
as Giles
Gabriel Gabrio
as La Bourreau
Pierre Labry
as Le Gros Seignor
Roger Blin
Jean D'Yd
Pierre Labry
as Le Gros Seignor


Marcel Carné
Jacques Prévert
Joseph Kosma
Composer (Music Score)
Charles Munch
Musical Direction/Supervision
Henri Rust
Léon Barsacq
Production Designer
Alexandre Trauner
Production Designer
Georges Wakhévitch
Art Director