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Jean Gabin is an absolute natural for a role like this.
When I first saw this movie I thought it was one of the saddest and most beautiful films I'd ever seen, which I still think today.
The story depicts elements of human ambiguity, crime, and love, which is elevated with brilliant cinematography and direction.
There are films that are so special! And directors who are so talented! And writers who are so brilliant! And actors who are so extraordinary! Read morePublished 8 months ago by R. de Aquino
I think I'm in love with Jean Gabin. He was honestly one of the finest actors of his generation, maybe the finest. Read morePublished on January 7, 2013 by Andrew Ellington
Slow and non-eventful even for a Euro film. Goes on and on then finally something happens at half way point then something at the end. Read morePublished on January 24, 2012 by Jack Bert
In "Le quai des brumes" ("Port of Shadows") (1939) a black and white film noir crime/ drama/romance/thriller, and another bleak classic of French cinema, the extraordinary French... Read morePublished on August 31, 2010 by Stephanie De Pue
Marcel Carne is well known for directing Children of Paradise, a quaint but inoffensive film that's actually mediocre. Read morePublished on December 20, 2008 by Justin R.
I first watched this film in an international film class in college. It struck me the first time I saw it, and I had to have it. It's an excellent film, way ahead of it's time. Read morePublished on August 24, 2007 by S. Bealey
Marcel Carné's PORT OF SHADOWS (Le Quai des Brumes) belongs to the list of movies we had to see in school in the seventies. Read morePublished on March 12, 2007 by Daniel S.
What happens when the director shoots a movie without a plot or a point or even a script and lets his famous actors improvise amok? The Port of Shadows. Read morePublished on December 9, 2006 by Noirist
I first became aware of director Marcel Carne when I saw "Children of Paradise". In a review I wrote on here for that movie I said to call it a masterpiece is to understate it's... Read morePublished on March 26, 2006 by Alex Udvary