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Forbidden Fruit (1952)

Le fruit défendu (original title)
A doctor in southern France takes a mistress but lives to regret it.

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Le docteur Charles Pellegrin
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Martine Englebert
Jacques Castelot ...
Boquet - le propriétaire du 'Poker bar'
René Génin ...
Le docteur Marchandeau
Fernand Sardou ...
Fontvielle
Pierrette Bruno ...
Toinette - la garde-barrière
Manuel Gary ...
Jacky
Max Dalcourt
Odette Roger ...
(as Odette Charblay)
Mireille Ponsard
Micheline Gary ...
Léa
Hélène Tossy ...
Madame Rochemaure (as Hélène Tossis)
Jacques Gencel ...
Justin (as Jacky Gencel)
Yannick Malloire ...
Une fillette du docteur / Pellegrin's daughter (as Yanick Malloire)
Marie Martine ...
Une fillette du docteur
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Charles Pellegrin, 40-year-old country doctor, buys a practice in Arles, a provincial town near Marseille. In five years, he has a large practice and a lovely (but more efficient than passionate) wife, when he meets spectacularly sexy, sensuous Martine, who seduces him. Soon, he's honoring that old French custom of keeping a mistress. At first Martine brings romance, then passion into his life...then black jealously and despair. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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FERNANDEL...as the Gallic Adam meets FRANCOISE ARNOUL. the modern Eve in GEORGE SIMENON's new French Film...

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21 February 1959 (USA)  »

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Sober drama...
1 January 2003 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 1/1/2003 - 3 out of 10(Dir-Henri Verneuil): Sober drama about a well-to-do Doctor who gets into trouble carrying on a relationship with a younger woman, whom his family brings in to live with them, as well as being married to another in the same household. His searching for happiness is not clear, but they do bring out the reason for his unhappiness rather well by displaying the overbearing trait of the females in his wife's line. Well played, but predictable drama.


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