Cinema: The New Pictures: Sep. 25, 1939

The End of a Day (Juno Films). For the spectacular rise of the French cinema in the years before World War II, the men most responsible have been a handful of able directors. These directors usually did not develop special talent for the camera but made movies that attracted and used the seasoned acting personnel of the French theatre. For The End of a Day, a photographic plate recording with sharp sensitivity the emotional atmosphere of a home for retired actors, Director Julien Duvivier (Poil de Carotte, Un Cornet de Bal) recruited a cast...

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