Black and White (1931 film)

Black and White (French: Le blanc et le noir) is a 1931 French comedy film directed by Marc Allégret and Robert Florey and starring Raimu, André Alerme and Louis Baron fils. Described as a "feeble racist comedy" it is notable for giving a feature screen debut to the comedian Fernandel.[1] It is an adaptation of the 1922 play of the same title by Sacha Guitry, who wrote the screenplay.

Black and White
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Directed byMarc Allégret
Robert Florey
Written bySacha Guitry
Based onBlack and White
by Sacha Guitry
Produced byMaurice Tourneur
CinematographyTheodor Sparkuhl
Edited byJean Mamy
Denise Batcheff
Music byPhilippe Parès
Georges Van Parys
Les Établissements Braunberger-Richebé
Distributed byCinélux
Release date
21 May 1931
Running time
106 minutes

It was shot at the Billancourt Studios in Paris. Marc Allégret also worked as art director, designing the film's sets.



  1. ^ Crisp p.238


  • Crisp, Colin. French Cinema—A Critical Filmography: Volume 1, 1929–1939. Indiana University Press, 2015.

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