Strange Inheritance (film)

Strange Inheritance or The Traveller on All Saints' Day (French: Le voyageur de la Toussaint, Italian: Il viaggiatore d'Ognissanti) is a 1943 French-Italian mystery film directed by Louis Daquin and starring Assia Noris, Jules Berry, Gabrielle Dorziat and Guillaume de Sax.[1] It is an adaptation of the 1941 novel of the same title by Georges Simenon.[2][3]

Strange Inheritance
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Directed byLouis Daquin
Written byMarcel Aymé
Based onStrange Inheritance by Georges Simenon
Produced byRobert Chabert
Marcel Roux
StarringAssia Noris
Jules Berry
Gabrielle Dorziat
CinematographyAndré Thomas
Edited bySuzanne de Troeye
Music byRoger Desormière
Jean Wiener
Consorzio EIA
Distributed byFilms Emka
Release date
8 April 1943
Running time
102 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director René Moulaert. It was made as a co-production between Occupied France and Fascist Italy.[4]


On a misty November day a young man makes a returns to his hometown of La Rochelle following the death of his Uncle, who has left him his entire fortune. He finds his upper-class family resent him because his parents were both music hall entertainers. He begins to investigate the circumstances of his uncle's suspicious death.



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  2. ^ Carter p.83
  3. ^ Moliterno p.227
  4. ^ Chiti & Poppi p.406


  • Carter, David. The Pocket Essential Georges Simenon. Pocket Essentials, 2003.
  • Chiti, Roberto & Poppi, Roberto. I film: Tutti i film italiani dal 1930 al 1944. Gremese Editore, 2005.
  • Moliterno, Gino. Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2008.

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