The Star of Valencia (French-language film)

The Star of Valencia (French: L'étoile de Valencia) is a 1933 drama film directed by Serge de Poligny and starring Brigitte Helm, Jean Gabin and Simone Simon. It was the French-language version of the German film The Star of Valencia.[1] Such multi-language versions were common in the era before dubbing became widespread. While made by largely the same crew except the director, it features a completely different cast.

The Star of Valencia
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Directed bySerge de Poligny
Produced byRaoul Ploquin
Alfred Zeisler
Written byRudolph Cartier
Otto Eis
Jean Galtier-Boissière
Axel Rudolf
Fritz Zeckendorf
StarringBrigitte Helm
Jean Gabin
Simone Simon
Music byHans-Otto Borgmann
Richard Stauch
CinematographyWerner Brandes
Karl Puth
Edited byWolfgang Becker
L'Alliance Cinématographique Européenne
Distributed byL'Alliance Cinématographique Européenne
Release date
16 June 1933
Running time
88 minutes

It was produced by UFA at the Babelsberg Studios, and distributed by the company's French subsidiary L'Alliance Cinématographique Européenne. The film's sets were designed by the art director Otto Hunte. It incorporated footage shot on location in Mallorca from the German film.



  1. ^ Continuity and Crisis in German Cinema, 1928-1936 p.287


  • Barbara Hales, Mihaela Petrescu and Valerie Weinstein. Continuity and Crisis in German Cinema, 1928-1936. Boydell & Brewer, 2016.

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