Le Revolte (1938)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Among the screenwriters of the French service drama Le Revolte (The Rebel) is future director Henri-Georges Clouzot, of Diabolique fame. Pierre Renoir stars as the captain of a French navy destroyer, determined to instill discipline, duty and pride into his slovenly crew. He is particularly anxious to make something out of lazy, rebellious sailor Rene Dary, who honors "Neither God Nor Master." Only when Dary falls in love with heroine Katia Lova does he begin to take his maritime responsibilities seriously, much to the delight of tough but basically good-hearted Renoir. Most of Le Revolte was filmed on location at the Toulon naval base.