L'Homme Du Niger (1939)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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L'Homme du Niger (The Man from the Niger) is set in the Sudan, which in 1940 was still under French colonial rule. The story revolves around three individuals: Doctor Harry Baur, colonial commander Victor Francen, and Jacques Dumesnil, Francen's second-in-command. When Parisian tourist Annie Ducaux pays a visit to the Sudan, both Francen and Dumesnil fall in love with her. Eventually, Baur discovers that Francen has contacted leprosy, forcing the commander to remove himself from the romantic triangle. Upon Francen's unexplained disappearance, the heartbroken Ducaux marries Dumesnil, but three years later returns to Francen when the latter shows up again to complete a long-delayed dam project.