Litvak grounds Carne's dreamily poetic Le Jour Se Leve a bit more firmly in reality and makes a surprisingly riveting little movie. Fonda seems an odd choice for the Gabin role, but he's outstanding, as is Ann Dvorak as a floozy. Gorgeous cinematography--rich black tones. Beethoven's Seventh as a theme. Does its Hollywood-friendly ending betray Carne? Worth watching to ponder and compare..