The Courier of Lyon

The Courier of Lyon (French: L'affaire du courrier de Lyon) is a 1937 French historical drama film directed by Claude Autant-Lara and Maurice Lehmann and starring Pierre Blanchar, Dita Parlo and Jacques Copeau.[1] It is based on the Courrier de Lyon case of 1796. A previous silent film inspired by the story, was released in 1923.

The Courier of Lyon
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Directed byClaude Autant-Lara
Maurice Lehmann
Produced byAlbert N. Chaperau
Written byJean Aurenche
Claude Autant-Lara
Alfred Delacour (play)
Louis-Mathurin Moreau (play)
Jacques Prévert
Paul Siraudin (play)
StarringPierre Blanchar
Dita Parlo
Jacques Copeau
Music byLouis Beydts
CinematographyMichel Kelber
Edited byYvonne Martin
Marguerite Renoir
Productions Maurice Lehmann
Distributed byCompagnie Commerciale Française Cinématographique
Release date
10 November 1937
Running time
102 minutes

It was shot at the Epinay Studios in Paris. The film's sets were designed by the art director Jacques Krauss.



  1. ^ The A to Z of French Cinema p.31


  • Dayna Oscherwitz & MaryEllen Higgins. The A to Z of French Cinema. Scarecrow Press, 2009.

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