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A few months ago I decided I wanted to make a series of films about illustrated journaling. Not a how-to, step-by-step sort of thing but films that capture the adventure of drawing, the discovery, the spirit, the fun. I hope they will inspire you to make drawings (and films, if you want) and to keep an illustrated journal as a regular part of your everyday lives.
My 17 year-old son, Jack Tea, has joined me in this project and together we have worked through lots of technical obstacles to make films that look as good as we can make them on no budget. Our inspiration comes from the Cooking Channel, from Etsy's vlog, and from too many decades of loving movies.
Directed by Danny Gregory
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A cat wakes up surrounded by water and must learn to survive.
This has been my passion project for the last year an a half. It started as vague ideas of a cat, ocean and overcoming fear. Then through numerous battles with the script it shaped up to something similar you can see now. After seven drafts I felt that it was ready to start storyboarding, but the film kept evolving all the way until the sound mix was done. I kept learning about filmmaking everyday, going through all of the different processes.
I chose the cat as the main character mainly to save time with exposition, because people know that generally cats are afraid of water. So I could just jump right into action. Plus cat is a fairly small creature and the ocean seems even bigger to him. And of course cats are much easier to draw than humans.
The film’s music is by my friend Bertrams Pauls Purviš?is who helped a great deal to tell the story the way it was intended. Music had a lot of to convey in very little time and it came out much better than I could’ve ever expected.
I’ve been delaying the release for quite some time, because as I learned by making it, a lot of mistakes made earlier when I didn’t have the experience had to be remade from scratch. I’m glad it’s finally done and I can show it to the world.
Software: Photoshop, Toon Boom Animate Pro, After Effects, Logic Pro, Final Cut Pro, Brushes app
Hardware: iMac, Macbook Pro, Wacom Intuos 4, iPod touch
Directed by Gints Zilbalodis
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A short film I made for the Ignite Short Film Festival 2010 in Sydney. It raises a key Biblical question - what does it mean to see?
Directed by Michael Snowdon
Starring Daniel Morris
Music: set to an instrumental version of 'Nothing But the Blood' by Page CXVI
It was shot on a Canon HG20 using a lens adapter and Canon SLR 50mm lens.
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Mac 'n' Cheese is an animated short directed and created by four students at the Utrecht School of Arts in the Netherlands. This roughly two minute animation took about five months to make, and about a bajillion peanut butter sandwiches.
Synopsis: When you find yourself running scared and running out of energy, there's only a few options left to outrun your opponent through the southern desert. Stopping at nothing, watch these two guys wear each other out and rip through boundaries hitherto unbroken. Enjoy the ride!
- Autodesk Maya
- Eyeon Fusion
- Pixologic Zbrush
- Adobe Photoshop
Inspired by Team Fortress 2 and Meet Buck.
- Animation: Tom Hankins, Gijs van Kooten, Guido Puijk, Roy Nieterau
- Music & Audio Design: Giulio Sterbini, Wouter Messelink, Peter-Paul Timmermans
Title song: The Grateful Dead - Casey jones
- UPC Animation Prize at the Netherlands Online Film Festival 2011 (NOFF)
- Best National Student Award at Playgrounds Festival 2011
- Best Chase Scene Award at Couchfest 2011
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A short insight into the production process of our graduation film, Mac 'n' Cheese.
- Cast: Tom Hankins, Gijs van Kooten, Roy Nieterau, Guido Puijk
- Camera/Edit: Susie Oosting
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Synopsis: Wem Tom, un jeune Indien d'Amazonie, réalise qu'il n'y a plus de gibier dans la forêt et décide de se mettre à la chasse à l'homme blanc...
Synopse: A young Indian hunter, from an amazonian tribe, realizes that there is no game left in the forest and decides to go white man hunting…
Wao Xinto (assistant réalisateur/régisseur) Noé (tout le reste)
Acteurs: Xidut Arowa
N/B et couleur
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The Ritson Gap is a magical place - one of the first highline sites opened in France.
Overlooking the town of Annecy, the site makes for a highly aesthetic location. I didn’t need any further convincing to film the girls’ trip. Ingrid and Jelena warned me - "no other guys allowed on their mini expedition...!"
This filming was proudly supported by columbia.com & tifosioptics.fr thanks guys for trusting Jelena and Ingrid !
I hope you will be inspired and send a line one day.
Please come and visit my new born adventure video blog: sebmontaz.com
Directed by sebastien montaz-rosset
Avec Jelena Schradi et Ingrid Laillaut de Wacquant
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Directed by Giovanni Bucci
Filmed and Edited by Giovanni Bucci
Design & Animation: Giovanni Bucci, Paola Rocchetti
Styling & Make Up: Paola Rocchetti
Filmed at Strani Rumori Studio
Audio Design & Music Production by Marco Morano
Written by Giovanni Bucci and Marco Morano
c 2011 Hoxtonlab and Giovanni Bucci Ltd
p 2011 Hoxtonlab and Giovanni Bucci Ltd
Links to artists’s personal website
Giovanni Bucci: giovannibucci.com
Paola Rocchetti: urdigital.net
Marco Morano: hoxtonlab.com
AWARDS / SCREENINGS:
LAMA - Los Angeles Movie Awards - 2011
Los Angeles, US
Category: Music Video
Winner: Award of Excellence and Best Costume Design
Las Vegas Film Festival - 2012
Las Vegas, US
Winner: Golden Ace Award
4th Annual Zero Film Festival - 2011
New York, US
Pause Fest - 2012
UK Film Festival - 2012
NXNE - North by Northeast Festivals and Conference - 2012
New York International Film Festival in LA - 2011
Sherman Oaks, US
3rd Annual New Media FIlm Festival - 2011
San Francisco Bay Area, US
Shockfest Film Festival of Hollywood - 2011
Los Angeles, US
Official Selection - Opening Nightmare Screening
X FEST Film Festival - 2011
Cape Town, South Africa
Bideodromo - 2011
Kinofest - 2011
Prix Ars Electronica - 2012
IMF - International Motion Festival - 2012
Visioneca - Festival of Experimental Film - 2012
Freshwater, Isle Of Wight, UK
ECU' - The European Independent Film Festival - 2012
Category: Featured, Music Video
8th Cologne International Videoart Festival - 2012
Carnival of e-Creativity 2013
Festival Internacional de Videoarte - 2012
Ex Teresa Arte Actual -Museum of experimenta Art -2012
Mexico City, Mexico
FIVA II - Festival Internacional de Video Arte - 2012
Buenos Aires, Brazil
This video is about addictions, mainly to technology, but it’s open to various interpretations.
Years ago the idea behind technology was to give people more free time from work and give us a better life. So nowadays, with the possibility for the majority of people to have access to electronics and hi tech, is it true that we have more spare time and a better quality of life? Or have we become addicted to the technology that surrounds us everyday and it has suck us into it? But humans get addicted really easily to a lot of things in life and this video is also a metaphor about addictions in general, about being manipulated without even realizing it or without reacting.
This is an audio/visual project where sound and images were developed synchronically from the beginning and where one was guide to the other and vice-versa until final completion.
In order to do this, for director Giovanni Bucci was very important to be involved with writing the track together with sound designer/music producer Marco Morano.
The team came up with the concept and started researching music and visuals that would suit the mood and atmosphere they wanted for the video, experimenting with sound, graphic styles and techniques.
To produce this project many different disciplines and elements were used: green screen, stop motion animation, filming with macro, editing, motion graphics, visual effects, styling, make up, sound design.
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Official Selection for "Best Music video" at ANIMA - Córdoba International Animation Festival.
Official Selection at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2012
When an extremely dangerous and highly secretive pair of undergarments with the power to destroy the world fall into the wrong hands, the call goes out to the only team who can stop the villain in her tracks Yuki 7 and the Gadget Girls! Can they recover the lethal lingerie in time, or will world succumb to the evil will of this fashion fiend?
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Brand new short film we finished early March 2011.
like "A kiss from Tokyo" it's all 2D and All After Effects (we've got some precious help from Sung-Jin Ahn who produced some amazing dance animations in flash) .
Cyrille Marchesseau created a great score inspired by an old Japanese pop song.
This release goes along with the opening of the pre-ordering of the new book "Looks that kill" by Kevin Dart and Elizabeth Ito.
Kevin Dart // kevindart.com // twitter.com/kevindart
Music composed by
Cyrille Marchesseau // cyrillemarchesseau.com
Vocals by Emma Rey
Musical Assistant: Sebastien Poitevin
Animation by: Stephane Coedel
Additional animation by
Sung-Jin Ahn // sungjinahn.blogspot.com/
Edited by: Stephane Coedel
Elizabeth Ito // kikutowne.com
Kristen Lester // roxxykristen.blogspot.com/
ELAN Magazine Cover:
Megan Brain // meganbrain.blogspot.com
Produced by Fleet Street Scandal
Yuki 7 and the Gadget Girls © 2011 Kevin Dart
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"Return" is an attempt to lead the audience through emotions and feelings of a man who has lost everything, who has lost the very awareness of himself and the world surrounding him. His life turned into a black and white movie and all he had left were his memories and burning desire to go back in time.
Rich and entailing atmosphere of the film is soaked with great love and respect for legendary science fiction writers such as Ray Bradbury and Robert Sheckley. Simple plot is filled with enormous quantity of symbols and allusions, detailed analysis of which will give an attentive viewer a lot of food for thought. The film does not imply any particular moral and is open for interpretation. Each person will find something that resonates with their own experiences.
The film was shot on a digital camera and had zero budget. Because light plays key role in the composition, it required a lot of extra special attention. All scenes were shot using the only light source - the Sun. Light was directed through the set via a complicated system of mirrors.
Soundtrack for the film was composed by a brilliant Spanish composer Alex Conrado, famous for his work with Pedro Almodovar himself. Conrado was able to capture the mood of the film and amplified it with his amazing music. Hope that film "Return" will take a special place in your hearts.
Directed by Nikita Ovsyannikov
Winner: 45th WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival "Platinum Remi", "Honorable Mention" Los Angeles Movie Awards 2012, "Honorable Mention" 37th Boston Science Fiction Film Festival,Staffordshire Festival of Performing Arts - Best in the International Short Film category, 2012 Sunset International Film Festival - Best Sound Design.
Official selection: 3rd Jaipur International Film Festival 2011, Metropolis Film Festival 2011
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Synopse: 1880s California. A traveling hypnotist is hired to cure a troubled young woman. Will their rivalry blossom into romance, or will Estella continue to fixate on a love long since dead?
Written and Directed by Kate Hackett
Starring Natalie Smyka, Cameron Cash
Cinematography by Cat Deakins
Original Score by Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum
Read about the "making of" on perioddramas.com: perioddramas.com/articles/making-the-short-period-drama-mesmerize-me.php
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*James Bridges Award
*Carole Fielding Award
*FujiFilm Graduate Thesis Award
*Deluxe Thesis Award
*Opening Night Selection, Best Cinematography & Best Visual Design, UCLA Festival of New Works
24 minute narrative short film. 35mm.
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Synopse: An alien civilization, which facing eminent extinction, kidnaps two famous genetic scientists from Earth. A troop of soldiers is dispatched to combat the humanoid robots and rescue the victims.?
Directed by Alfonso Brescia
Produced by Luigi Alessi (producer)
Written by Alfonso Brescia (story)
Aldo Crudo (story)
Music by Marcello Giombini
Cinematography: Silvio Fraschetti
Editing by Mariano Arditi
Release date(s): 1978
Running time: 99 minutes
Antonio Sabato as Captain John Boyd
Yanti Somer as Julie
Malisa Longo as Lois
Patrizia Gori as Trissa Crew
Giacomo Rossi-Stuart as Roger
Aldo Canti as Kuba the Alien
Licinia Lentini as Commander King's assistant
Frank Siedlitz as Herb Julian
Massimo Righi as Dr. Wilkes
Dino Scandiuzzi as Jack
Nicole Stoliaroff as Trissa crew
Ian Pulley as Anthorian Leader
Venantino Venantini as Paul
Jacques Herlin as Professor Carr
Ines Pellegrini as Sonia
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Synopsis: Carter Moore (@iamcartermoore) and Brooke Howe (@brookehowe) had been dating for a few years when Carter decided he wanted to propose by asking Brooke to “start an adventure for a lifetime.” He decided to surprise her with a trip to Portland, but there was one problem—neither of them had ever been to Portland before. Carter turned to Instagram friends in Oregon for ideas. With their help, Carter was able to plan the entire trip and even find the spot where he would ask Brooke to marry him.
Even though they’d never met the couple in person, two of Carter’s Instagram friends in Portland, Branden Harvey and his friend Colin Cabalka, decided to take Carter and Brooke’s visit to the next level and surprise them with an engagement party. When Carter and Brooke arrived back from Ecola State Park, they were greeted with music, balloons and a whole lot of love.
The video above is about the touching story of their engagement, told for the first time at that party. A warm congratulations to Carter and Brooke on National Proposal Day!
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Synopse: Millionaire playboy Fredrick Loren hosts a party for his 4th wife Annabelle Loren at the "House On Haunted Hill," a house that has seen seven murders, Fredrick invites 5 guests: Lance Schroeder,a pilot, Ruth Bridges, a journalist, Watson Prichard, the owner of The House On Haunted Hill, Nora Manning, a worker for one of Fredrick Loren's companies, and David Trent, a psychiatrist. Fredrick will offer each of them $10,000 to spend a night in The House On Haunted Hill. They all want the money. At midnight, the caretakers lock to doors, and the terror begins!
Synopsis: Un milliardaire loue une maison hantée pour y donner une réception à la demande de sa femme.
Production: William Castle (producer), Robb White (associate producer)
Original Music: Von Dexter
Cinematography: Carl E. Guthrie(director of photography)
Film Editing: Roy V. Livingston (as Roy Livingston)
Art Direction: Dave Milton (as David Milton)
Set Decoration: Morris Hoffman
Makeup Department: Jack Dusick (makeup artist), Gale McGarry (hair stylist)
Production Management: Edward Morey Jr. (production manager)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director: Jack R. Berne (assistant director)
Art Department: Ted Mossman (property (as Teddy Mossman)), James West (construction supervisor)
Sound Department: Ralph Butler (sound recording engineer), Charles G. Schelling (sound editor (as Charles Schelling))
Special Effects: Herman E. Townsley (special effects (as Herman Townsley)), Daniel Hays (special effects technician (uncredited))
Camera and Electrical Department: Bernie Schwartz (grip)
Costume and Wardrobe Department: Norah Sharpe (wardrobe: ladies), Roger J. Weinberg (wardrobe: men)
Music Department: Von Dexter (conductor), Jerry Irvin (music editor)
Other crew: Virginia Mazzuca (set continuity)
Vincent Price: Frederick Loren
Carol Ohmart: Annabelle Loren
Richard Long: Lance Schroeder
Alan Marshal: Dr. David Trent
Carolyn Craig: Nora Manning
Elisha Cook Jr.: Watson Pritchard (as Elisha Cook)
Julie Mitchum: Ruth Bridgers
Leona Anderson: Mrs. Slydes
Howard Hoffman: Jonas
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A Tribute to BLADE RUNNER
An experimental film in tribute to Ridley Scott's legendary futuristic film “Blade Runner” (1982).
Created by extracting 167,819 frames from 'Blade Runner's final cut version, then assembling all these images to obtain one gigantic image of colossal dimensions : a square of approximately 60,000 pixels on one side alone, 3.5 gigapixels. A virtual camera was then placed above this big picture which creates an illusion, because contrary to appearances, there is only one image. It is in fact the relative movement of the virtual camera flying over this massive image that creates the animated film, a kind of "zootrope effect", like a film in front of a projector.
The whole concept echoes one of the signature scenes from the film where "Deckard" (Harrison Ford) analyzes a photograph via voice recognition software.
Part of the WORLD EXPO Shanghai 2010, presented by "OPEN THIS END"
Source : Blade Runner de Ridley Scott (the final cut)
Durée : 1h51mn52s19i > 167819 frames >>
one picture / format psb : 60 000 X 60 000 : 3 540 250 000 pixels >> 3,5 gigapixels
Sound: from the original score by Vangelis
Compositing: Combustion. Mac pro 2X 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon.
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Synopsis: A la fin des années 1940, dans la petite ville américaine de Suddenly, le shérif Tod Shaw apprend qu'un train spécial doit s'y arrêter dans quelques heures, avec à son bord le président des États-Unis.
Synopse:In post-war America, the President of the United States is scheduled to journey through the small town of Suddenly, California.
Directed by Lewis Allen
Produced by Robert Bassler
Written by Richard Sale
Starring Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates, Kim Charney, Christopher Dark
Music by David Raksin
Cinematography Charles G. Clarke
Editing by John F. Schreyer
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When opened, Hala Stulecia was the largest reinforced concrete structure in the world. With a diameter of 65m it was home to the largest dome built since the Pantheon in Rome eighteen centuries earlier.
The piece proposed for the Centennial Hall of Wroclaw is based around the notion of timelessness in architecture, and the idea of what future has meant throughout the 20th century.
Taking the 1910’s as a starting point (the dome was erected in 1913), historical and artistic references were used to reveal the architecture of the space.
By using references such as Fritz Lang’s Metropolis or the utopian projects of Archigram to confront the different visions of the future at different times, Romain Tardy and Thomas Vaquié were interested in trying to create a vision of a future with no precise time reference. A timeless future.
Read more about the project on the ANTIVJ BLOG: blog.antivj.com/2012/o/
A permanent installation directed by Romain Tardy & Thomas Vaquié
Hala Stulecia, Wroclaw, Poland.
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When opened, Hala Stulecia was the largest reinforced concrete structure in the world. With a diameter of 65m it was home to the largest dome built since the Pantheon in Rome eighteen centuries earlier. The Centennial Hall was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006. Taking the 1910’s as a starting point (the dome was erected in 1913), historical and artistic references were used to reveal the architecture of the space, its timeless and, more surprisingly, very modern dimension.
A deliberately minimalist visual aesthetic allowed to highlight the very architecture of Hala Stulecia’s dome and re-affirm its place at the core of the piece.
Read more about the project on the ANTIVJ BLOG: blog.antivj.com/2012/o/
Directed by Romain Tardy & Thomas Vaquié
Architecture by Max Berg (1913)
Visuals by Romain Tardy, Guillaume Cottet
Music composed by Thomas Vaquié
2D / 3D Mapping by Joanie Lemercier, Romain Tardy
Management & Production: Nicolas Boritch
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Synopse: Defense lawyer Craig Carlson (Raymond Burr) buys a pistol at a pawn shop and travels to his office, where he deposits the gun in a desk drawer with a file folder, then begins to dictate into a tape recorder.?
Synopsis: Un avocat reussi a faire aquitter une femme accusée de meurtre, après le verdict il se rend compte qu'elle a vraiment commis ce crime et qu'il c'est fait manipuler.
Directed by Peter Godfrey
Produced by Jack J. Gross (co-executive producer), Donald Hyde (producer), Philip N. Krasne (co-executive producer)
Written by David T. Chantler (story), Ewald André Dupont (story), Donald Hyde (writer), Al C. Ward (writer)
Music by Albert Glasser
Cinematography: Alan Stensvold
Editing by Kenneth G. Crane
Distributed by Distributors Corporation of America
Angela Lansbury as Myra Leeds
Raymond Burr as Attorney Craig Carlson
Dick Foran as Joe Leeds
John Dehner as Dist. Atty. Ray Willis
Lamont Johnson as Carl Holt
Robert Griffin as Lou Kazarian
Denver Pyle as Det. Lt. Bradley
Alex Sharp as Sgt. Hill
Lee Miller as Policeman on witness stand
Russell Thorson as Trial judge
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Synopse: It is the story of Simon Brodigan (Cliff Chamberlain), a young man whose life of confusion and broken relationships takes a turn when he meets an older woman at a cactus shop who is abnormally understanding of his self-destructive behavior.
Cactuses is an Open Motion Picture created by some twenty-four High School students and five college students based in Manteca, CA.The idea of Cactuses derived to turn the production process of a feature length motion picture into a productive learning experience for a crew made up entirely of students.And the project also aimed a high quality production, above the expected standards.
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At the age of seventeen, I made an independent feature-length film called Oceania.
With the help of friends and family, we filmed in the San Francisco Bay Area on a budget less than $4,000.
I learned about cinematography and editing on-the-spot over many long nights and weekends.
We used a volunteer cast and crew and lots of donated equipment and help.
The film finally hit the big screen at the 2008 Cinequest Film Festival, closing with a sold-out audience.
Oceania has since been released for free under a Creative Commons license.
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Synopse: One night at 10:30 in a typical, cosmopolitan city, Janet Bradley goes to the apartment of Walter Bard, a private investigator who specializes in blackmail. Bard holds letters that would be damaging to someone close to Janet, and when he laughs at her admission that she could not raise enough money to get them back, she steals his gun and takes the evidence by force. As she leaves, she throws the revolver into Bard's car.
Carole Landis: Janet Bradley
William Gargan: Lt. Sam Carson
Richard Crane: Johnny Williams, Reporter
Mary Anderson: Nora Bard
John Ireland: Det. Oppenheimer
Charles Russell: Arthur Templeton
Roy Roberts: Max Calvert
Mabel Paige: Flossie
Stanley Prager: Ruzinsky, Milkman
Charles Tannen: Ames, Reporter
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Synopse: Three German provincials are searching for hollywood. So they take the most American values, they can picture: an absurdly vast car, full of fastfood, bottles of oil and camera equipment on the way to California via Route 66. That they never find Hollywood is not the only surprise - on their quest for the American cliches they face unplanned incidents. A documentary drama somewhere between Jackass and Michael Moore, between gloating and satire
Director: Stefan Kluge
Writers: Mathias Eimann, Stefan Kluge
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Synopsis: Une veuve rencontre un medium qui prétend lui permettre de rentrer en contact avec son défunt mari. Mais le séduisant escroc semble avoir d'autres projets en tête...
Synopse: Two years after her husband's death, Christine Faber (Lynn Bari) thinks she hears her late husband (Donald Curtis) calling out of the surf on the beach one night.
Réalisé par Bernard Vorhaus
Produit par Benjamin Stoloff
Ecrit par Crane Wilbur, Muriel Roy Bolton, Ian McLellan Hunter
Casting: Turhan Bey, Lynn Bari, Cathy O'Donnell
Musique d'Alexander Laszlo
Chef Opérateur: John Alton
Monté par Norman Colbert
Distribué par Eagle-Lion Films
Sortie: July 29, 1948
Durée: 78 minutes
Pays: United States
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