The Puritan (1938)


A religious fanatic finds his entire life and philosophy turned upside-down as he falls in love with a girl and kills her in a jealous rage. His search is for peace of mind and a desire to justify the murder of the girl to himself. His mind becomes distraught as he gropes trying to rationalize his deed and his world falls apart around him. A police inspector patiently and tirelessly stays on Barrault's trail, without putting him under arrest, though convinced he is the murderer, and waiting for the moment when he feels Barrault will break under the strain of his own religious fanaticism (IMDb).

The Puritan Viooz
Release Date: 1938-01-13
Status: Released
Run time: 85 min / 1:25
Production Country: France

The Puritan Casts

Pierre Fresnay
as Le commissaire Lavan
Jean-Louis Barrault
as Francis Ferriter
Viviane Romance
as Molly
Louis-Jacques Boucot
as Monsieur Kelly
Mady Berry
as Madame Kelly
Alexandre Rignault
as Le docteur O'Leary
Ludmilla Pitoëff
as La tante de Thérésa
Alla Donell
as Thérésa Burke
Georges Flamant
as Callaghan
Pedro Elviro
as Un agent de la Sûreté
Jean Tissier
Léon Bary
Pierre Labry
Marcel Delaître
as Le prêtre
Marthe Mellot
as Madame Ferriter
Geneviève Sorya
as La gourgandine
Edmond Van Daële
Paul Asselin
Maurice Maillot

The Puritan Crew

Sound Jacques Belasco Music
Editing Émilienne Nelissen Editor
Art Henri Ménessier Art Direction
Art Serge Piménoff Art Direction
Sound Antoine Archimbaud Sound Designer
Directing Jeff Musso Director
Writing Liam O'Flaherty Writer
Writing Jeannine Delpech Writer
Writing Louis Postif Writer
Production Jeff Musso Producer
Writing Jeff Musso Writer
Camera Curt Courant Director of Photography
Camera Charles Bauer Director of Photography