WriterJacques Feyder, Jacques Viot Release date4 March 1938 (France)
People Who Travel (French:Les Gens du voyage) is a 1938 French-German film directed by Jacques Feyder. The film was a co-production with a separate German version Travelling People also released. It is a circus film.
Due to an accident at the Barlay Circus, animal trainer Flora finds Fernand, a former prison escapee, and refers him to manager, Edouard Barlay. The son of Flora (and Fernand), Marcel, does the acrobatics with the manager's daughters, Suzanne and Yvonne. In love with the latter, Suzanne becomes jealous. Squire Pepita is also interested in the young man.
Crew (French version)
Written: Jacques Feyder and Jacques Viot
Dialogue : Bernard Zimmer
Photography : Franz Koch
Décor : Jean d'Eaubonne
Editing : Roger Mercanton
Music : Wolfgang Zeller
Assistant technician : André Roanne
Producers : Société Films Sonores Tobis - Filmkunst Berlin
Genre : Tragedy - Black and white - 121 mn
Cast (French version)
Françoise Rosay : La dompteuse Flora
André Brulé : Fernand
Marie Glory : Pepita
Guillaume de Sax : Le directeur Edouard Barlay
Sylvia Bataille : Yvonne Barlay
Louise Carletti : Suzanne Barlay
Fabien Loris : Marcel
André Roanne : Le lieutenant de gendarmerie
Yves Deniaud : Le bonimenteur
Daniel Mendaille : Jo
Georges Prieur : Gaëtan
Yvonne Gall : Laetitia
André Nicolle : Le vétérinaire
Lucien Brulé : Tino
Alfred Adam : le médecin (not credited)
And Raymond Aimos, Maurice Baquet, Jean Sinoël, Pierre Labry, Madeleine Sologne (not credited) ...
As was common at the time, the film was also filmed at studios in Munich in an alternative version, French and German, the technical team and stars being more or less different in each version.
Only Françoise Rosay kept her role as Flora in the German version, while other stars were: Hans Albers (Fernand), Camilla Horn (Pepita), Herbert Hübner (Edouard Barlay), Irene von Meyendorff (Yvonne Barlay), Ulla Ganglitz (Suzanne Barlay), Hannes Stelzer (Marcel), Aribert Mog (Le lieutenant).
Françoise Rosay refused to have a stunt double in scenes in which she was confronted by lions (cited by Jacques Siclier in Télérama in 1992).