Beating Heart (Battement de coeur): Henri Decoin’s Romantic Drama, Starring Danielle Darrieux and Claude Dauphin

Beating Heart (French: Battement de coeur), a romantic drama directed by Henri Decoin, starring Danielle Darrieux and Claude Dauphin.

It tells the story of a young woman escaping from reform school. While trying to steal a foreign ambassador’s watch, she ends up falling in love with him.

The film was remade as Heartbeat (1946), with Ginger Rogers and Basil Rathbone.

The films of Henri Decoin

The Oil Sharks (1933)

The Green Domino (1935)

Mademoiselle ma mère (1936)

Abused Confidence (1938)

Return at Dawn (1938)

Beating Heart (1940)

Premier rendez-vous (1941)

The Benefactor (1942)

The Man from London (1943)

I Am with You (1943)

Les Amants du pont Saint-Jean (1947)

Not Guilty (1947)

Monelle (1948)

Between Eleven and Midnight (1949)

At the Grand Balcony (1949)

Three Telegrams (1950)

Clara de Montargis (1951)

Love and Desire (1951)

Lovers of Toledo (1953)

Dortoir des grandes (1954)

Les Intrigantes (1954)

One Step to Eternity (1954)

Razzia sur la chnouf (1955)

Burning Fuse (1957)

Charming Boys (1957)

The Cat (1958)

Too Late to Love (1959)

The Cat Shows Her Claws (1960)

Le Masque de fer (1962)

Where the Truth Lies (1962)

Nick Carter va tout casser (1964)

Les Parias de la gloire (1964)