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.

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Françoise Marguerite de Silly, comtesse de Joigny (as Lise Delamare de la Comédie Française)
Germaine Dermoz ...
Gabrielle Dorziat ...
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Pierre Dux ...
Le chancelier Séguier
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Louise de Marillac (as Yvonne Gaudeau de la Comédie Française)
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Le tuberculeux
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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)
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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.

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A portion of the life story of St. Vincent de Paul
26 September 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Pierre Fresnay stars as the famous Catholic saint. This film is a biography of the man but it doesn't really follow his entire life--just from the time he founded his charity for the poor until his death. So, exciting stuff in his life before this isn't even mentioned--such as his being captured and enslaved by Barbary pirates!! I think they chose to do that in order to tighten the focus of the film. Instead, it focused on the selflessness of the man, the wretchedness of the poor and the many good things he got his lady followers to do.

The film is very simply made and the film seems straight forward and without the excesses of some religious movies of the day. In other words, Vincent is a man who is driven--but with no halos or crazy music or insane stares into space. I liked the film and it's a religious movie that is approachable and excels with its simplicity.


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