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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aimé Clariond ...
Lise Delamare ...
Françoise Marguerite de Silly, comtesse de Joigny (as Lise Delamare de la Comédie Française)
Germaine Dermoz ...
Gabrielle Dorziat ...
La présidente Groussault
Pierre Dux ...
Le chancelier Séguier
Yvonne Gaudeau ...
Louise de Marillac (as Yvonne Gaudeau de la Comédie Française)
Le tuberculeux
L'abbé Pontail
Gabrielle Fontan ...
La vieille sourde du presbytère de Châtillon
Robert Murzeau ...
Monsieur Bénier
Marcel Pérès ...
La Fouille
Marcel Vallée ...
L'administrateur des hospices
Francette Vernillat ...
La petite fille (as La petite Francette Vernillat)


St. Vincent de Paul struggles to bring about peace and harmony among the peasant and the nobles in the midst of the Black Death in Europe, carrying on his charitable work in the face of all obstacles. Written by Wheeler Winston Dixon

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20 December 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der heilige Vinzenz  »

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By far Maurice Cloche's best film
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A very good biopic about a great man,Saint Vincent de Paul,whose charity,abnegation,generosity and humanity were so huge that Queen Anne d' Autriche used to call him "the kingdom's conscience" Filmed in black and white ,in a style close to early Bresson,the film features many unforgettable scenes : the reunion with the noble ladies who are willing to "do something" but whose world is far from them ,the Poor;the scene on the royal galley where the legend tells that Monsieur Vincent took the place of an exhausted galley slave .

Pierre Fresnay,whose unquestionable faith would turn to bigotry in his late parts ("le Défroqué" "Tant d'Amour Perdu" )finds here his lifetime part.Sometimes it seems that the Saint rose from the dead.

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