Madonna of the Sleeping Cars (1955 film)

Madonna of the Sleeping Cars (French: La madone des sleepings) is a 1955 French drama film directed by Henri Diamant-Berger and starring Giselle Pascal, Jean Gaven and Erich von Stroheim. The film is an adaptation of the 1925 novel of the same title by Maurice Dekobra, though the plot has been changed somewhat, and the action brought into the 1950s and set in Latin America rather than the Black Sea coast of the USSR.[1]

Madonna of the Sleeping Cars
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Directed byHenri Diamant-Berger
Produced byHenri Diamant-Berger
Written byMaurice Dekobra (novel)
Henri Diamant-Berger
StarringGiselle Pascal
Jean Gaven
Erich von Stroheim
Music byLouiguy
CinematographyLéonce-Henri Burel
Edited byHélène Basté
Le Film d'Art
Distributed byLa Société des Films Sirius
Release date
21 June 1955
Running time
96 minutes

It was shot at the Victorine Studios in Nice, with sets designed by the art director Eugène Piérac. Location shooting took place in Paris and elsewhere.


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  1. ^ Goble p.121


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.

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