A cop goes undercover in to infiltrate a drug ring as Cinderella Pu, a Chinese dancer with a unique martial arts style. An agent, who is actually at the center of the ring, is attracted by Pu and claims he can make her a star.
André Chatelin is a restaurant owner in Les Halles in Paris. One morning, a girl named Catherine asks to see him. She happens to be the daughter of his estranged wife, Gabrielle, that André... See full summary »
So the movie loses 80% of its appeal.What's the point of casting this French actor who cannot speak the Italian language as an Italian surgeon?At least his compatriot Serge Reggiani keeps his voice! This is pure bourgeois melodrama,the well-known tale of the forty-something ,who's happy with his straight tender wife and his lovable boy,but who falls for a gorgeous brunette ,the femme fatale in all her splendor.
Silvana Pampanini is well cast as Daisy the bad gal .Serge Reggiani 's part is underwritten: his frames of mind when he is bedridden in Gabin's gloomy hospital,suggest his character may not be too simplistic,but all that follows is no exception to the rules of mediocre melodrama.Gabin's wife is not lacking in dignity but the final scenes are hardly plausible ,for that kind of frail posh lady.
If you like Gabin,you'd better choose the French movie he made just before "Bufere",Delannoy's "La Minute de Vérité".
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