6.6/10
219
1 user 1 critic

The Day and the Hour (1963)

Le jour et l'heure (original title)
It's the spring of 1944 and Therese is in a hurry to get back to Paris. The trains aren't running from the village where she has gone to visit her father's grave and to fill two suitcases ... See full summary »

Director:

René Clément

Writers:

René Clément (adaptation), Roger Vailland (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
Reviews
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Simone Signoret ... Therese Dutheil
Stuart Whitman ... Capt. Allan Morley
Geneviève Page ... Agathe Dutheil
Michel Piccoli ... Antoine
Reggie Nalder ... Le gestapiste
Billy Kearns Billy Kearns ... Pat Riley
Marcel Bozzuffi ... Inspector Lerat
Henri Virlojeux Henri Virlojeux ... Legendre - le pharmacien résistant (as Henri Virlogeux)
Hénia Suchar Hénia Suchar ... La jeune résistante en bleu
Hubert de Lapparent Hubert de Lapparent ... Le procureur Jasseron - un collaborateur
Carl Studer Carl Studer ... Maj. Gordon - l'Américain du réseau de résistance
Roger Kemp Roger Kemp ... Un aviateur anglais
Mark Burns ... Un aviateur anglais
Jacques Herlin
Colette Castel ... Lucie
Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The departure of the German Army from Paris in 1944.

Director: René Clément
Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Boyer, Leslie Caron
The Sea Wall (1957)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

During the 1950s, in French Indochina, the Dufresne family struggles to survive amid harsh economic times and natural disasters.

Director: René Clément
Stars: Silvana Mangano, Anthony Perkins, Richard Conte
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A young French girl orphaned in a Nazi air attack is befriended by the son of a poor farmer, and together they try to come to terms with the realities of death.

Director: René Clément
Stars: Georges Poujouly, Brigitte Fossey, Amédée
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Six people travel in a railroad sleeping car from Marseilles to Paris. Upon their arrival, a woman is found dead in one of the berths. The police investigate the other five passengers, ... See full summary »

Director: Costa-Gavras
Stars: Catherine Allégret, Jacques Perrin, Simone Signoret
The Crucible (1957)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Salem, 1692. Industrious farmer, John Proctor, has twice made love to 17-year-old Abigail, a youth he and his wife have taken in. (His wife Elisabeth has rebuffed him for seven months; she ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond Rouleau
Stars: Simone Signoret, Yves Montand, Jean Debucourt
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A US Army colonel in France tries to track down an escaped sex maniac.

Director: René Clément
Stars: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Marlène Jobert
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Jill is surprised and angry when her computer-genius boyfriend decides to quit his job in a big company for unclear reasons. But when her children disapear mysteriously and seem to have ... See full summary »

Director: René Clément
Stars: Faye Dunaway, Frank Langella, Barbara Parkins
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An insurance investigator runs into an ex-girlfriend, who is still as beautiful as he remembered her, but is now married. He soon finds himself involved in arson, blackmail, and murder.

Director: Sidney Gilliat
Stars: Jack Hawkins, Arlene Dahl, Dennis Price
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Bradamante, a woman wearing an invincible suit of armor, is travelling the countryside at the time of the Crusades. After ending up in the middle of a web of romantic and cultural tangles, ... See full summary »

Director: Giacomo Battiato
Stars: Zeudi Araya Cristaldi, Barbara De Rossi, Rick Edwards
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A crook on the run hooks up with a criminal gang to commit a kidnapping. However, things don't go quite as planned.

Director: René Clément
Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Robert Ryan, Lea Massari
Scar Tissue (1975)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A naive young girl is forcefully kidnapped while babysitting the son of a wealthy food mogul. Her and the boy are held hostage by an ex-stuntman and a vengeful movie star.

Director: René Clément
Stars: Maria Schneider, Sydne Rome, Vic Morrow
Diabolique (1955)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The wife and mistress of a loathed school principal hatch a plan to murder him while having the perfect alibi. They carry out the plan...but then his body disappears.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Stars: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse

Photos

Edit

Storyline

It's the spring of 1944 and Therese is in a hurry to get back to Paris. The trains aren't running from the village where she has gone to visit her father's grave and to fill two suitcases with food. Some British and American planes have been shot down and the Germans want to know where the pilots are hiding. An acquaintance has clearance to drive to Paris with a truckload of goats. After she is in the truck Therese discovers that two British pilots and an American pilot are back there with the goats. She must get the men on a train to Paris and to a safe house there, where there is no room for the American. Can she leave him at the Metro station trying to figure out the map? Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

In a World filled with tension, and in the twilight of her youth she clung to her American!

Genres:

Action | Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in True Detective: The Hour and the Day (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

La Romance de Paris
Music by Charles Trenet and Léo Chauliac
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Performed by Charles Trenet
See more »

User Reviews

René Clément:WW2 again.
7 August 2003 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

René Clément comes back to his favorite subject:WW2.His filmography boasts two of the most important films dealing with it:"les maudits" (1947) and "jeux interdits" (1952).Other works include documentary "la bataille du rail"(1945) and "le père tranquille"(1946) .

There were two more WW2 movies in the sixties;Clement had become more interested in thrillers though:he came in blaring with "plein soleil "(purple noon-the first version of "the talented M.Ripley)but did not go out the same way as his thrillers became more and more abysmal in the late sixties and seventies)

"Le jour et l'heure" although much inferior to the four war movies mentioned above,is still watchable today.Simone Signoret and Stuart Whitman are very talented leads and they get good support from Geneviève Page.Signoret portrays a woman who could not dabble with the idea of going into resisting during the Occupation.All she wanted is to lead a quiet life so she buried her head in the sand.Little did she know she would be involved in a dangerous mission :first reluctantly,she had to help English pilot Whitman escape from occupied France .

Clement's liking for thriller surfaces in the scene which takes place on the train ,a very suspenseful sequence.

Clément 's last war movie "Paris brûle-t-il?" (1966) yielded beneath the weight of its fifty stars who literally drowned it out.


10 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 February 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Day and the Hour See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed