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The Room Upstairs (1946)

Martin Roumagnac (original title)
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. ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Blanche Ferrand - une grainetière intrigante
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Martin Roumagnac - un petit entrepreneur de maçonnerie
Jean d'Yd ...
L'oncle de Blanche (as Jean D'Yd)
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Le surveillant du collège - épris de Blanche (as Daniel Gelin)
Jean Darcante ...
L'avocat de la défense
Marcel Pérès ...
Paulot - le chef de chantier et ami de Martin (as Perez)
Camille Guérini ...
Gardin - le facteur (as Camille Guerini)
Henri Poupon ...
Gargame - un notable de Clairval
Lucien Nat ...
Rimbaut - l'adjoint au maire, ancien amant de Blanche
Paul Amiot ...
Le président du tribunal
Marcelle Hainia ...
Madame Percheron, la pompiste
Jean Heuzé ...
Le procureur
Charles Lemontier ...
Bonnemain - le bistrot
Georges Bever ...
Un citoyen de Clairval (as Bever)
Paul Faivre ...
L'acheteur de l'appartement de Blanche

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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 Anonymous

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Really entertaining crime drama
4 October 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed the acting in this. Gabin is in good form as a decent contractor who gets mixed up with a tarty Dietrich. He keeps his star luster under control. Marcel Herrand as the oily consul de Laubry is impressive, just as he was as the thug in Les Enfants du Paradis. Jean d'Yd plays Dietrich's uncle as a shambling Monsieur Hulot figure; he's really wonderful to watch. His last scene testifying at the trial is very touching. Margo Lion plays Gabin's sister superbly; she'll be remembered after most of the story fades from memory.

Marlene Dietrich and her slow sensuous drawl--what can I say about her? I found her as convincing in French as she was in German and English. She's going to win your heart even as you deplore her lack of ethics. Finally, some excellent camera-work from Roger Hubert, who shot Les Enfants du Paradis and Les Visiteurs du soir for Carne.


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