An adaptation of Abbe Prevost's classic French novel 'Manon Lescaut', updated to post-World War II France, in which a former French Resistance activist rescues Manon from villagers who want... See full summary »

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Michel Auclair ...
Cécile Aubry ...
Andrex ...
Raymond Souplex ...
M. Paul
André Valmy ...
Lieutenant Besnard / Bandit Chief
Henri Vilbert ...
Héléna Manson ...
La commère (une paysanne normande)
Dora Doll ...
Juliette
Simone Valère ...
Isé, la soubrette
Gabrielle Fontan ...
La vendeuse à la toilette
Wanda Ottoni
Rosy Varte ...
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Edmond Ardisson ...
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An adaptation of Abbe Prevost's classic French novel 'Manon Lescaut', updated to post-World War II France, in which a former French Resistance activist rescues Manon from villagers who want to lynch her for collaborating with the Nazis. They move to Paris, but their relationship quickly turns stormy after they get involved in profiteering, prostitution and murder... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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9 March 1949 (France)  »

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Version of Manon Lescaut (1911) See more »

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Great director, great film
20 September 2003 | by (Gardiner,NY,USA) – See all my reviews

I have seen this film a long time ago, perhaps in 1958 at Prague Film School (FAMU). It still haunts me, unlike many, many other entirely forgettable "movies", I would love to have a copy. The film has an essence of what my generation lived, what my children have forgotten, and what we are powerless to remind them of.


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