Death on the Run (1936 film)

Death on the Run (French: Le mort en fuite) is a 1936 French comedy film directed by André Berthomieu and starring Jules Berry, Michel Simon and Marie Glory.[1] Two struggling actors decide to attract publicity by pretending that one has murdered the other, but things soon get out of hand.

Death on the Run
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Directed byAndré Berthomieu
Produced byRoger Richebé
Written byLoïc Le Gouriadec
Carlo Rim
StarringJules Berry
Michel Simon
Marie Glory
Music byMarcel Lattès
CinematographyJean Isnard
Edited byMarcel Cohen
Films Roger Richebé
Distributed byFilms Roger Richebé
Release date
20 November 1936
Running time
85 minutes

It was made at the Neuilly Studios. The film's sets were designed by Jean d'Eaubonne. It was remade two years later in Britain as Break the News starring Jack Buchanan and Maurice Chevalier. In 1954 the film was remade in France.



  1. ^ Nowell-Smith p.246


  • Geoffrey Nowell-Smith. The Oxford History of World Cinema. Oxford University Press, 1997.

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