Contre-Enquête (1930)

70 mins | Drama | 1930

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HISTORY

Contre-Enquête was a French-language version of the 1930 Warner Bros. film Those Who Dance, which was directed by William Beaudine and starred Monte Blue and Lila Lee. A German-language version of Those Who Dance, entitled Der Tanz geht weiter, and a Spanish-language version, Los que danzan, were also made. The brief plot summary above was based on the Var review, which was written when Contre-Enquête opened in Paris in Dec 1930. The review noted that the picture was Warner Bros.' first Hollywood-made French-language production and the plot was similar to the English-language version.
       The 1924 Thomas Ince production Those Who Dance, which was directed by Lambert Hillyer and starred Blanche Sweet and Bessie Love, also was based on George Kibbe Turner's screen story (see entries below). ...

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Contre-Enquête was a French-language version of the 1930 Warner Bros. film Those Who Dance, which was directed by William Beaudine and starred Monte Blue and Lila Lee. A German-language version of Those Who Dance, entitled Der Tanz geht weiter, and a Spanish-language version, Los que danzan, were also made. The brief plot summary above was based on the Var review, which was written when Contre-Enquête opened in Paris in Dec 1930. The review noted that the picture was Warner Bros.' first Hollywood-made French-language production and the plot was similar to the English-language version.
       The 1924 Thomas Ince production Those Who Dance, which was directed by Lambert Hillyer and starred Blanche Sweet and Bessie Love, also was based on George Kibbe Turner's screen story (see entries below).

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Variety
24 Dec 1930
p. 29
DETAILS
Release Date:
1930
Premiere Information:
Paris opening: 5 Dec 1930
Production Date:

Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
70
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
French
SYNOPSIS

In Chicago, Dan, a policeman, impersonates a gangster at the request of Betty, the sister of a man who has been framed for murder. Eventually, Dan is able to uncover the real killer.
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In Chicago, Dan, a policeman, impersonates a gangster at the request of Betty, the sister of a man who has been framed for murder. Eventually, Dan is able to uncover the real killer.

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