Beating Heart (French: Battement de coeur) is a 1940 French comedy film directed by Henri Decoin and starring Danielle Darrieux, Claude Dauphin and André Luguet. It was shot at the Billancourt Studios in Paris. The film' sets were designed by the art directors Léon Barsacq and Jean Perrier. It was inspired by the 1939 Italian film Heartbeat. The film was remade in Hollywood as Heartbeat in 1946 starring Ginger Rogers and Basil Rathbone.[1]

Beating Heart
Theatrical release poster
Directed byHenri Decoin
Written byHans Wilhelm
Max Kolpé
Michel Duran
Produced byAndré Paulvé
Gregor Rabinovitch
StarringDanielle Darrieux
Claude Dauphin
André Luguet
CinematographyAndré Germain
Robert Lefebvre
Edited byRené Le Hénaff
Music byPaul Misraki
Distributed byDisCina
Release date
  • 3 February 1940 (1940-02-03)
Running time
97 minutes

Synopsis edit

It tells the story of a young woman escaping from reform school who tries to steal a foreign ambassador's watch but ends up falling in love with him.

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References edit

  1. ^ Affron & Affron p.318

Bibliography edit

  • Affron, Charles & Mirella Jona Affron. Best Years: Going to the Movies, 1945-1946. Rutgers University Press, 2009.

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