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Le jour se leve (1939)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $35,321Details
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François, an ordinary factory worker, barricades himself in his one-room lodgings, after shooting dead another man. He ignores the cries from his neighbours and the police who surround him and who threaten to bring him to justice. As night falls, François begins to recall the chain of circumstances that led him to kill another man. It all started when he met and fell in love with a young flower seller named Françoise. How quickly that idyllic love affair became poisoned by jealousy and suspicion. François seemed to have everything - until that wicked dog trainer Valentin and his mistress Clara came on the scene...


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 12,601-12,700) 12,624 $35,321
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 17,301-17,400) 17,329 $35,321

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: July 29th, 1940 (Limited)
November 14th, 2014 (Limited) by Rialto Pictures
International Releases: June 9th, 1939 (Limited) (France)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 93 minutes
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Keywords: Non-Chronological, Paris, France, Suicide, Doomed Romance, Vaudeville, Theater, Love Triangle, Relationships Gone Wrong, Nightmare, Voiceover/Narration, 1930s
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Sigma Vog
Production Countries: France

Leading Cast

   M. Valentin

Supporting Cast

Jacqueline Laurent    Francois
Rene Genin    Concierge
Mady Berry    Concierge's Wife
Bernard Blier    Gaston
Marcel Peres    Paulo
Jacques Baumer    The Inspector
Rene Bergeron    Cafe Proprietor

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Production and Technical Credits

Jacques Viot    Screenwriter
Jacques Prevert    Screenwriter
Rene Le Henaff    Editor
Maurice Jaubert    Composer
Philippe Agostini    Cinematographer
Andre Bac    Cinematographer
Albert Viguier    Cinematographer
Curt Courant    Cinematographer

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2014/11/21 59 $6,982   1 $6,982   $6,982 2
2015/01/09 83 $802   1 $802   $34,570 9

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2015/01/09 88 $1,553   1 $1,553   $35,321 9

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
France 6/9/1939 $0000$0
International Total$0

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records