Maurice Tourneur’s Justin de Marseille (1935): transatlantic influences on the French gangster

  title={Maurice Tourneur’s Justin de Marseille (1935): transatlantic influences on the French gangster},
  author={David Pettersen},
  journal={Studies in French Cinema},
  pages={1 - 20}
Abstract In this article, the author analyses Maurice Tourneur’s 1935 film Justin de Marseille as an example of the Gallic gangster film. Julien Duvivier’s Pépé le Moko (1937) has received more critical attention in this regard in part because of the general critical neglect of Tourneur’s work, but also because Justin de Marseille offers a curious juxtaposition of quasi-ethnographic images of everyday street life in Marseille and proto-film noir chase sequences involving darkened streets and… 
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