No Sun in Venice (Sait-on jamais…): Vadim’s Follow-up to And God Created Woman, Starring Francoise Arnoul i

Roger Vadim’s second film, No Sun in Venice (“Sait-on jamais…”), which world premiered at the 1957 Berlin Film Festival, was made before his debut, And God Created Woman, was released theatrically.


No Sun in Venice
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Film poster
Box office  (France)[1]

The film became known for its soundtrack, which was composed by pianist John Lewis, and performed by the Modern Jazz Quartet.

The film was produced by Raoul Levy, who had just made with Vadim And God Created Woman, which was yet to be released. It was based on an unpublished novel by Vadim had written, set in Paris, but for the movie the locale changed to Italy.   Levy did not want to risk casting Brigitte Bardot in this picture, in case And God Created Woman was not a success.  Little did he know…

The film was a commercial hit, especially in France, where it was seen by 1,510,505 viewers.


Françoise Arnoul as Sophie
Christian Marquand as Michel Lafaurie
Robert Hossein as Sforzi
O. E. Hasse as Eric von Bergen
Franco Fabrizi as Busetti
Franco Andrei [it] as Bernard
Carlo Delle Piane as Jeannot
Mario Passante [it] as Inspecteur
Lila Rocco as Lisa
Margaret Rung as Comtesse
Christian Cazau as Coco


Directed byRoger VadimWritten byRoger Vadim
Pero BudakStarringFrançoise ArnoulMusic byJohn LewisCinematographyArmand ThirardEdited byVictoria Mercanton
Release date
31 May 1957
Running time
96 minutesCountryFrance