WriterBernhard Kellermann, Reinhart Steinbicker, Alexandre Arnoux Release date15 December 1933 Initial releaseDecember 15, 1933 (France) ScreenplayCurtis Bernhardt, Reinhart Steinbicker CastJean Gabin (Mac Allan), Madeleine Renaud (Mary), Robert Le Vigan (Brooce), Edmond Van Daële (Le contremaître), André Nox (Lloyd), Pierre Nay (Hobby) Similar moviesThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Interstellar, Independence Day, The Captive, Snowpiercer, Mimic
The Tunnel (French:Le tunnel) is a 1933 French-German science fiction film directed by Curtis Bernhardt and starring Jean Gabin, Madeleine Renaud and Robert Le Vigan. It was the French language version of the German film The Tunnel, with a different cast and some changes to the plot. Both were followed in 1935 by an English version. Such Multiple-language versions were common in the years immediately following the introduction of sound, before the practice of dubbing had come to dominate international releases. Germany and France made a significant number of films together at this time.
The film is an adaptation of Bernhard Kellermann's 1913 novel Der Tunnel about the construction of a vast tunnel under the Atlantic Ocean connecting Europe and America. The film's Jewish director Bernhardt had fled Germany following the Nazi takeover, but returned briefly to shoot exterior scenes after being granted special permission by the German government.