A little girl wittness the death of her mother- expressly killed through negligence by the woman supposedly nursing the invalid mother back to health. The coniving nurse in turn marries the... See full summary »
A little girl wittness the death of her mother- expressly killed through negligence by the woman supposedly nursing the invalid mother back to health. The coniving nurse in turn marries the child's father thereby taking the dead woman's place and becoming the little girl's stepmother. After unwisely revealing to the stepmother that she knows the reason for her mother's death; Arore is abused by her stepmother who hopes that in torturing the child she can keep her silent. The father, who is absent during the day farming the land, closes his eyes or refuses to believe his new wife is abusive when confronted by the sight of his miserable burnt and beaten child. Written by
I often read that this movie was among the worst movies of all-time but I do not agree.
Sure, this movie isn't among the greatest movies and the actors aren't too good sometimes but when we consider the story and the movies that were done in Quebec at that time, we realize that isn't as bad as everybody says.
This movie still changed history.
Lucie Mitchell, Paul Desmarteaux and Yvonne Laflamme are excellent.
Desmarteaux had been one of the straight men on stage of Oliver Guimond Sr.
This movie is one of the first, if not the very first, movie he did.
The career of Lucie Mitchell took a blow.
No, not because the public didn't like the movie, on the contrary, but because she was despised by everybody because of that role that people took too seriously.
For Yvonne Laflamme, this role was the greatest of her short career.
For this movie, the sound is very poor.
The quality of the image, much like "Séraphin" (1950), isn't really clean.
But this movie will forever be remembered in the people's mind as one of the greatest movies of that time because it tells a true story. A true story that haunted the Quebec in a way.
This movie wasn't terrible, but the true story behind it was.
She hit her with sticks, made her drink washing water, made her eat soap, burned her hair, head and hands, pushed her down a stairway and the list goes on ! If you are not sensible to that true story, then you got a heart of stone.
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