Coral Reefs (film)

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Coral Reefs
Le Récif de corail poster.jpg
A poster for the film
Directed by Maurice Gleize
Written by Charles Spaak
Jean Martet (novel)
Starring Jean Gabin
Michèle Morgan
Music by Henri Tomasi
Cinematography Jules Kruger
Edited by Victor De Fast
Universum Film (UFA)
Distributed by L'Alliance Cinématographique Européenne (ACE)
Release dates
Running time
95 min
Country Germany
Language French

Coral Reefs (French title: Le Récif de corail) is a 1938 French language motion picture adventure drama directed by Maurice Gleize. The screenplay was written by Charles Spaak, based on novel by Jean Martet. The film stars Jean Gabin, Michèle Morgan, Pierre Renoir and Gina Manès.

It tells the story of a charged innocent Mexican sailor who escapes to a lagoon in the Pacific Ocean. He meets with a lonely girl in the woods, having an affair. However his current gunrunning operation is noticed by an earnest detective.


In the atmosphere fascinating of the southern continent, all their strengths fight in the seas of the south full of poetry and mystery, Trott and Lilian, wreckages tracked by the police, to win the coral reef, synonymous for them of quietude and new life.


Long presumed to be lost, the film was sought after by Serge Bromberg who found a copy at the Yugoslav Film Archive in Belgrade in 2013. The film was then restored in coordination with the Archives françaises du film and re-released.[1]

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  1. ^ Carrière, Christophe; Broussard, Philippe (2009). "Les Aventuriers du Film Perdu". (in French). L'Express. 

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