So Dark the Night

So Dark the Night

Steven Geray
Director: Joseph H. Lewis Cast: Steven Geray
Steven Geray
, Micheline Cheirel
Micheline Cheirel
, Eugene Borden
Eugene Borden
Joseph H. Lewis


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This well-plotted and executed film noir suffered from its lack of star power, but has become something of a cult classic. Steven Geray stars as Henri Cassin, a French detective from the Paris Surete, who takes his first vacation in many years to St. Margot and the country inn of the Michaud family. There, he falls in love with the innkeeper's daughter Nanette (Micheline Cheirel), who is already engaged to a local farmer, Leon Archard (Paul Marion). Urged to pursue a romance with Cassin by her social-climbing mother, Nanette agrees to wed the lawman. Leon pledges that he will never stop pursuing Nanette, and when she runs off, Cassin realizes that his betrothed loves another. When Nanette is found strangled to death, Cassin believes that the obvious suspect is Leon, but soon he is also found murdered. His only clues are some handwriting and a footprint, so Cassin returns to Paris, where his investigative techniques put him on the trail of the killer.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/19/2019
UPC: 0760137211488
Original Release: 1946
Source: Arrow Academy
Region Code: A
Time: 1:10:00
Sales rank: 23,991

Special Features

2k restoration of the film by Sony Pictures; High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation; Original uncompressed mono PCM audio; Optional English Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing; Audio Commentary by critics Glenn Kenny and Farran Smith Nehme; A Dark Place: Joseph H. Lewis at Columbia Critic Imogen Sara Smith provides the background and an analysis of the film; Theatrical Trailer; Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tonci Zonjic

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steven Geray Henri Cassin
Micheline Cheirel Nanette Michaud
Eugene Borden Pierre Michaud
Ann Codee Mama Michaud
Egon Brecher Dr. Boncourt
Helen Freeman Widow Bridelle
Theodore Gottlieb Georges
Jean del Val Dr. Manet
Paul Marion Leon Achard
Louis Mercier Jean Duval
Andre Marsaudon Postmaster
Gregory Gaye Commissionaire Grande
Emil Rameau Pere Cortot
Billy Snyder Chauffeur
Frank Arnold Antione
Adrienne D'Ambricourt Newspaper Woman
Marcelle Corday Proprietor
Alphonse Martell Bank President
Francine Bordeaux Flower Girl
Esther Zeitlin Peasant Woman

Technical Credits
Joseph H. Lewis Director
Carl Anderson Art Director
Dwight V. Babcock Screenwriter
Martin Berkeley Screenwriter
Hugo W. Friedhofer Score Composer
Burnett Guffey Cinematographer
William Kiernan Set Decoration/Design
Ted Richmond Producer
Morris W. Stoloff Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Jerome Thoms Editor

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