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Under the Roofs of Paris Details

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Rene Clair's Under the Roofs of Paris is one of the first French films shot in sound. The film is a relaxed melodrama where a Parisian street singer (Albert Prejean) and his friend (Edmond Greville) pursue the love of the same woman (Pola Illery). Clair chose to use sound only when needed, preferring to tell the story through his visuals as well as through his dialogue. The result is a striking film, boasting beautiful photography and sets, as well as a moving story. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Cast

Albert Prejean
as Albert
Gaston Modot
as Fred
Edmond T. Greville
as Louis
Jane Pierson
as Neighborhood Woman

Crew

René Clair
Director
René Clair
Screenwriter
Georges Périnal
Cinematographer
Armand Bernard
Musical Direction/Supervision
Raoul Moretti
Songwriter
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