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Credited cast:
Michel Kremer
Edwige Feuillère ...
Agnès Noblet
Jean Wall ...
Robert Ancelot
Raphaël Patorni ...
Pierre Morin
Line Noro ...
Madame Berthe
Hélène Vercors ...
Yves Deniaud ...
Jean Yonnel ...
Jérôme Noblet
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Denise Benoît
Jacqueline Cadet
Corinne Calvet
Mathilde Casadesus
Françoise Delille ...
Luce Fabiole ...
La dactylo
Albert Rémy


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7 December 1945 (France)  »

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The darker side of man...
17 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

Ambitious but only moderately successful.The first lines promised great things: every man has a secret garden ,the dark side of his mind,you never know who he really is,blah blah blah...

It seems that Delannoy had a film/symphony in mind.What Frank Borzage ("I'll always love you") and Abel Gance ("Un grand amour de Beethoven" ) were not far from achieving is here an aborted attempt .To be successful,the movie should have focused on the Barrault/Feuillère relationship.Barrault was ideally cast as an accursed musician ,he had everything the character needed ,but Charles Spaak's script meanders through clichés of melodrama.

The ending looks like a poor man's "children of the paradise" ,which Barrault's presence reinforces -Both movies are contemporary-.

Some good scenes but they are few and far between: -the Kremer/Noblet meeting in the castle where the old virtuoso asks the young musician to do him a favor:never come back to his mansion ,cause he is sure he is going to destroy everything he touches.

-Kremer ,in the eating-house,refusing to hear a record which is muzak to his ears.

Delannoy would do much better in the following years::"la Symphonie Pastorale" "Dieu A Besoin des Hommes" "Les Jeux sont Faits" or "Le Garçon Sauvage" are eminently commendable.

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