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The local building-contractor Martin Roumagnac is fascinated by the fashionable Blanche Ferrand. To impress Blache, Martin presents her with a villa. However, this ruins him financially. Despite Martin's many efforts for the now femme-fatal Blanche, she is not able to chose between him and the rich consul De Laubry. Written by
A pleasant French melodrama starring Dietrich and Gabin. Above average because of the great chemistry of the stars, although it must be mentioned that the script does not allow Dietrich to reach her very best.
Also notable for its social theme, the issues that make romance impossible are small town prejudices and class barriers.
Slightly overlong and slowly paced and with a silly moral climax, yet worth a look for those who like Dietrich and/ or old Hollywood melodramas.
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