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Dilemma of Two Angels (1948)

Impasse des deux anges (original title)
Marianne, a stage actress, has decided to give up her career in order to marry a wealthy nobleman, Marquis Antoine de Fontaines. As a wedding present Antoine gives his future wife a ... See full summary »

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Paul Meurisse ...
Jean
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Marquis Antoine de Fontaines
Paul Demange ...
Minus
Jacques Castelot ...
Le Vicomte
Marcelle Praince ...
La Suchesse
Danièle Delorme ...
François Patrice ...
Petit Gars (as François-Patrice)
Sinoël ...
Sylvain, le coiffeur
Paul Amiot ...
Le chef
André Nicard
Jean Aymé ...
Un invité
Charlotte Ecard ...
Céline
Gustave Gallet ...
Le notaire
Jacqueline Marbaux ...
Catherine
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Marianne, a stage actress, has decided to give up her career in order to marry a wealthy nobleman, Marquis Antoine de Fontaines. As a wedding present Antoine gives his future wife a precious diamond necklace, which is coveted by a gang of crooks. Jean, one of them, is given the mission to approach Marianne and to steal the necklace from her. The only trouble is that when he meets her, she recognizes him as the man she once loved... Written by Guy Bellinger

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3 October 1948 (France)  »

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Tourneur Cessa de Tourner (Tourneur stopped directing)
14 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

And however,he had thirteen more years to live when he called it a day with "Impasse Des Deux -Anges " .It is a decent swansong,even though it cannot be ranked among the director's best works ,alongside " La Main Du DIable" "Justin de Marseille" or even his curious " Le Val d'Enfer".But most of the Tourneur 's American period is unknown in his native country,with a few exceptions ("Victory")

It was the first time Simone Signoret had played opposite Paul Meurisse ,and it was not the last time:"les Diaboliques " and Melville's "L'Armée Des Ombres" were to follow ,and those ,particularly the former ,are memorable stuff.

Signoret portrays a music hall artist who is about to marry an aristocrat (Marcel Herrand).In order to enter this chic world completely new to her,she takes French lessons (she learns the subjunctive imperfect ,a tense reserved for snub people).She is presented with a valuable necklace ;her husband tells him so: it was a present from Louis the Fourteeth -no less- to a noble lady of his court. Enter some kind of aging Arsene Lupin (Meurisse) who was once the lady's lover and came to her place to lift her jewel.They leave the aristocrat's house and remember the good old days.Many flashbacks take us back to "Impasse Des Deux-Anges " where they used to love each other passionately.Everything has changed.They make strange encounters :a young girl (Danielle Delorme) who "is what I was a long time ago" says Signoret;then a young man who steals Meurisse's weapon and really turns "gun crazy".

It's difficult to pigeonhole "Impasse des Deux Anges" :a melodrama,a thriller, a comedy? After the viewing ,nostalgia for bygone days lingers .Some kind of Cinderella in reverse ,a Cinderella feeling nostalgic for her years of poverty.


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