Fred, the nephew of a senator,has murdered a Black man on a train. The two only witnesses are Lizzie McKay, a prostitute from New York, and Sidney, a colored man. Fred decides to seduce ... See full summary »
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Fred Clarke - le fils du sénateur
Walter Bryant ...
Teddy Barnes - le sénateur
Yolande Laffon ...
Marie - la soeur du sénateur
Nicolas Vogel ...
Un client du night-club
Marcel Journet
Jacques Hilling ...
L'ivrogne du night-club
Schetting
Marie Olivier ...
Annie - une copine de Lizzie
Jean Danet ...
Un client du night-club
Roland Bailly
André Valmy ...
Georges - le patron du club
Jacques Sandri
Pierre Paulet ...
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Harold
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Fred, the nephew of a senator,has murdered a Black man on a train. The two only witnesses are Lizzie McKay, a prostitute from New York, and Sidney, a colored man. Fred decides to seduce Lizzie in order to make her give false evidence according to which Sidney has attempted to rape her. The uncle also puts pressure on the young woman. After much hesitation, Lizzie finally accepts but Sidney, who has nearly got lynched, takes refuge at her home... Written by Guy Bellinger

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8 October 1952 (France)  »

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The Respectful Prostitute  »

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Marcel Herrand's last film. See more »

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Version of Den respektfulla skökan (1960) See more »

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No exit
16 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

The late forties/fifties were a time when Sartre's works were often transferred to the screen .In the space of seven years ,there was "Les Jeux Sont Faits" by Jean Delannoy "Huis Clos" by Jacqueline Audry and "La Putain Respectueuse" by Brabant/Pagliero.The three films are commendable .

Brabant/Pagliero's film is faithful to the writer's play.It sure was not easy to locate the story in America ,to find an actress in the Gloria Grahame mold and to recreate the riots and the atmosphere of America but they manage quite well.Barbara Laage is convincing and her last scene with the unfortunate black young man very moving.No exit indeed.It's quite possible that Sartre's story was inspired by black writer Richard Wright who took refuge in France .


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