It Happened in Aden

It Happened in Aden (French: C'est arrivé à Aden...) is a 1956 French historical comedy film directed by Michel Boisrond and starring André Luguet, Jacques Dacqmine and Dany Robin.[1] It is based on the 1940 novel The Environs of Aden by Pierre Benoît.

It Happened in Aden
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Directed byMichel Boisrond
Written byJean Aurel
Michel Boisrond
Constance Colline
Jacques Emmanuel
Based onThe Environs of Aden
by Pierre Benoît
Produced bySimon Barstoff
StarringAndré Luguet
Jacques Dacqmine
Dany Robin
CinematographyMarcel Grignon
Edited byClaudine Bouché
Music byGeorges Van Parys
S.B. Films
Distributed byCocinor
Release date
22 August 1956
Running time
88 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director René Moulaert.


In the late nineteenth century, a French theatrical troupe become stranded in the British colony of Aden where the officers of the garrison woo the leading stars. One of them Albine attracts the interest of a local Prince there to sign a treaty with the British, leading to his kidnapping her.



  1. ^ Hayward p.399


  • Hayward, Susan. French Costume Drama of the 1950s: Fashioning Politics in Film. Intellect Books, 2010.

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