Latin Quarter (film)

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Latin Quarter
"Latin Quarter" (film).jpg
Danish theatrical poster
Directed by Vernon Sewell
Produced by Louis H. Jackson
Written by Vernon Sewell
Based on play L'Angoisse by Pierre Mills
C. Vylars
Starring Derrick De Marney
Joan Greenwood
Beresford Egan
Music by Allan Gray
Cinematography Günther Krampf
Edited by Lito Carruthers
Distributed by Anglo-American Films
Release date
16 October 1945
Running time
80 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Latin Quarter is a 1945 British thriller, which was directed by Vernon Sewell and stars Derrick De Marney, Joan Greenwood and Beresford Egan. The film is an adaptation of the play L'Angoisse by Pierre Mills and C. Vylars. It was Sewell's second film version of the story, following The Medium in 1934.[1] It was made by British National Films at their studios in Elstree.


In the Paris of 1893, sculptor Charles Garrie (De Marney) enters into an illicit relationship with the married Christine Minetti (Greenwood). Christine's husband Anton (Egan) is also a sculptor, and mentally unstable. Anton finds out about Christine's affair and soon after she vanishes without trace. Although the police consider Anton the prime suspect in being involved in his wife's disappearance, they can find no incriminating evidence, nor any lead as to her whereabouts, alive or dead.

Anton's mental deterioration gathers pace, and in due course he is arrested for the murder of his mistress and in this case there is no doubt of his guilt. He still refuses however to give any indication of what happened to Christine. Charles remains desperate to discover Christine's fate, and relates the whole story to a criminologist (Frederick Valk). A psychic is called in and a séance is held in Anton's studio, revealing that Christine has always been much closer to home than anyone could have realised.



  1. ^ "LATIN QUARTER (1946)". BFI Film & TV Database. British Film Institute. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 

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