Box of Dreams (film)

Box of Dreams (French: La boîte aux rêves) is a 1945 French comedy drama film directed by Yves Allégret and Jean Choux and starring Viviane Romance, Henri Guisol and Frank Villard. Simone Signoret had a small role in the film but would go on to marry Allégret and make several films with him which would contribute to her rise to stardom.[1]

Box of Dreams
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Directed byYves Allégret
Jean Choux
Written byRené Lefèvre
Viviane Romance
Yves Allégret
Produced byCesare Marvasi
André Paulvé
Michele Scalera
Salvatore Scalera
StarringViviane Romance
Henri Guisol
Frank Villard
CinematographyJean Bourgoin
Edited byJean Sacha
Music byJean Marion
Distributed byDisCina
Release date
11 July 1945
Running time
100 minutes

Filming originally began in 1943 during the Italian occupation of France but was not released until after the end of the Second World War. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Auguste Capelier and Georges Wakhévitch. It was shot at the Cimex-controlled Saint-Laurent-du-Var Studios on the outskirts of Nice. The film had admissions of 2,792 in France.[2]



  1. ^ Hayward p.7
  2. ^ "Box Office Success of Gerard Philippe films". Box Office Story.


  • Hayward, Susan. Simone Signoret: The Star as Cultural Sign. Continuum, 2004.

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