The Flame of New Orleans

Directed by: René Clair, USA, 1941

USA, 1941
Szenenphoto aus The Flame of New Orleans, © Universal Pictures


Cast and Credits

Production Universal Pictures
Producer René Clair
Joe Pasternak
Director René Clair
Assistant Director Phil Karlson [As Phillip P. Karlstein]
Scenario Norman Krasna
Director of Photography Rudolph Maté
Composer Frank Skinner
Editor Frank Gross
Art Director Jack Otterson
Set Decoration Russell A. Gausman [(as R.A. Gausman)]
Costume Design René Hubert
Cast Marlene Dietrich [Countess Claire Ledoux, genannt Lili]
Bruce Cabot [Robert Latour]
Roland Young [Charles Giraud]
Mischa Auer [Zolotov]
Andy Devine [Andrew, The First Sailor]
Frank Jenks [Second Sailor]
Eddie Quillan [Third Sailor]
Dorothy Adams [Giraud's Cousin Sybil]
Gitta Alpar [Opera Singer]
Melville Cooper [Brother-in-Law]
Laura Hope Crews [Auntie]
Bob Evans [William]
Emily Fitzroy [Giraud's Cousin Amelia]
Theresa Harris [Clementine, Claire's Maid]
Theresa Harris [Opera Singer]
Clarence Muse [Samuel, Carriage Driver]
Clarence Muse [Bellows]
Anne Revere [Giraud's Sister]
Virginia Sale [Giraud's Cousin Clarissa]

Technical specifications
Category: Feature Film
Technical Details: Format: 35 mm, 1:1,37 - Ratio: 1:1,37 - Black and White,Length: 79 minutes
Sound System: mono
First Screening: April 25, 1941 in USA
FSK ab 16 Jahren, nffr

Synopsis in German
"Geschichte einer Frau, die im New Orleans gegen Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts den Männern den Kopf verdreht - Ironisch und witzig (Mü. Merkur)"

Reviews in German: "Seichte Westernromanze - weder für die Dietrich noch für Clair ein Höhepunkt filmischen Schaffens" (tele)

"Geschichte einer Frau, die im New Orleans gegen Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts den Männern den Kopf verdreht - Ironisch und witzig (Münchner Merkur)"

"Der Film wurde bei seinem Start mit Missachtung und Schmähung bedacht, doch dieses war unfair und bedarf einer Revision. Es war Clairs erster Film in Hollywood, und Produktionschef und Zensoren standen ihm auf den Füssen. Er konnte nicht das machen, was ihn in Frankreich berühmt gemacht hatte. Es mag sein, dass die Rolle der Dietrich besser von Mae West gespielt worden wäre, aber da gibt es genug an Feinheiten, die einen zweiten Blick verdienen. - Die Kostüme sind prachtvoll (René Hubert), die Produktion ist üppig süffig, und Marlene den Song 'Sweet as the blush of May' singen zu hören, ist allein es wert, den ganzen Film zu sehen." (Motion Picture Guide)

General Information

The Flame of New Orleans is a motion picture produced in the year 1941 as a USA production. The Film was directed by René Clair, with Marlene Dietrich, Bruce Cabot, Roland Young, Mischa Auer, Andy Devine, in the leading parts.

Bibliography Cinémathèque Suisse nr. 196, November 2001

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