The Lady of Lebanon (1934 film)

The Lady of Lebanon (French: La Châtelaine du Liban) is a 1934 French thriller film directed by Jean Epstein, starring Andrée Spinelly and Jean Murat.[1] The narrative is set in Lebanon and follows a web of espionage with clashes between the French and British secret services, with a beautiful young woman at the centre. The film is based on the 1924 novel The Lady of Lebanon by Pierre Benoit. Filming took place between July and December 1933 in Lebanon, France, Egypt, Palestine and Syria. It premiered on 2 February 1934.[2]

The Lady of Lebanon
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Directed byJean Epstein
Written byJean Epstein
Pierre Benoit
Based onThe Lady of Lebanon by Pierre Benoit
Produced byMarcel Vandal
Charles Delac
StarringAndrée Spinelly
Jean Murat
CinematographyArmand Thirard
Edited byMarthe Bassi
Music byAlexandre Tansman
Walter Winnig
Vandal et Delac
Distributed byPathé Consortium Cinéma
Release date
  • 2 February 1934 (1934-02-02)
Running time
96 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Lucien Aguettand and Claude Bouxin.


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  1. ^ Oscherwitz & Higgins p.311
  2. ^ "La Châtelaine du Liban". (in French). Cinémathèque Française. Retrieved 2014-08-21.


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

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