Bastille Day (1933 film)

Bastille Day or July 14 (French: Quatorze Juillet) is a 1933 French romantic comedy film directed by René Clair and starring Annabella, George Rigaud and Raymond Cordy.[1]

Bastille Day
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FrenchQuatorze Juillet
Directed byRené Clair
Written byRené Clair
Produced byRoger Le Bon
George Rigaud
Raymond Cordy
CinematographyGeorges Périnal
Edited byRené Le Hénaff
Music byMaurice Jaubert
Distributed byFilms Sonores Tobis
Release date
  • 14 January 1933 (1933-01-14)
Running time
86 minutes

It was made at the Epinay Studios by the French subsidiary of the German company Tobis. The film's art direction was by Lazare Meerson.


Anna, a flower-girl, is in love with Jean - a young taxi driver. Jean doesn't have the same feelings for Anna as he still thinks about Pola, who dumped him. Eventully, Jean asks Anna for a dance at to the ball, but all hell breaks loose when Pola shows up with two men who will stop at nothing to disturb this newly arising love.



  1. ^ Dudley, Andrew (2021) [1995]. Mists of Regret: Culture and Sensibility in Classic French Film. Princeton University Press. p. 354. ASIN B09H3QNPX5. ISBN 0-691-05686-2. LCCN 94015486.

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