Nitchevo (1936 film)

Nitchevo (Russian for "nothing", "ничего" [nʲɪʨɪˈvo]) is a 1936 French drama film directed by Jacques de Baroncelli and starring Harry Baur, Marcelle Chantal and George Rigaud. It is a remake of the 1926 silent film of the same name.[1]

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Directed byJacques de Baroncelli
Written byAndré Beucler
Steve Passeur
T.H. Robert
Jacques de Baroncelli
StarringHarry Baur
Marcelle Chantal
George Rigaud
Music byArthur Honegger
CinematographyJean Bachelet
Edited byJean Delannoy
Mega Films
Release date
18 December 1936
Running time
80 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Serge Piménoff and Georges Wakhévitch



Writing for Night and Day in 1937, Graham Greene gave the film a mildly poor review, complaining primarily that the film "has a bad story - and a very obscure one". Greene described the film as formulaic in its presentation, however he conceded that "the picture is worth a visit for the final situation in a sunk submarine and for the acting of M. Harry Baur".[2]


  1. ^ Oscherwitz & Higgins p.38
  2. ^ Greene, Graham (4 November 1937). "They Won't Forget/Nitchevo". Night and Day. (reprinted in: Taylor, John Russell, ed. (1980). The Pleasure Dome. Oxford University Press. pp. 178–179. ISBN 0192812866.)


  • Dayna Oscherwitz & MaryEllen Higgins. The A to Z of French Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2009.

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