MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 13,971 this week

The Adultress (1953)
"Thérèse Raquin" (original title)

7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 747 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 4 critic

A truckdriver kills the husband of the woman he loves, and becomes the object of blackmail.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (adaptation), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 36 titles
created 20 Mar 2011
 
a list of 22 titles
created 16 Jun 2012
 
a list of 29 titles
created 30 Jul 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 16 Feb 2014
 
list image
a list of 271 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Adultress" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Adultress (1953)

The Adultress (1953) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Adultress.
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Wasteland (1960)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Marcel Carné
Stars: Danièle Gaubert, Roland Lesaffre, Maurice Caffarelli
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Marcel Carné
Stars: Gilles Kohler, Roland Lesaffre, Debra Berger
Casque d'Or (1952)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In an open-air dance hall, the members of Leca's gang are relaxing with their ladies. One of them, Marie, aka "Casque d'Or" (Golden Helmet) meets Manda, a carpenter. Her man Roland belongs ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Becker
Stars: Simone Signoret, Serge Reggiani, Claude Dauphin
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A girl who had left her home village for life in Tokyo returns to her home years later, and evokes a scandal when the locals discover that she's a stripper.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita
Stars: Hideko Takamine, Shûji Sano, Chishû Ryû
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An aging, world-weary gangster is double-crossed and forced out of retirement when his best friend is kidnapped and their stash of eight stolen gold bars demanded as ransom.

Director: Jacques Becker
Stars: Jean Gabin, René Dary, Dora Doll
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Dedee is a prostitute, working in Monsieur Rene's night club on Antwerp's harbour. The porter is Marco, her pimp. Dedee is not happy, until she meets Francesco, an italian sailorman. They ... See full summary »

Director: Yves Allégret
Stars: Bernard Blier, Simone Signoret, Marcello Pagliero
Hotel du Nord (1938)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A young couple, Renee and Pierre, take one night a room at the Hotel du Nord, in Paris, near the canal Saint-Martin. They want to die together, but after having shooted at Renee, Pierre ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Carné
Stars: Annabella, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Louis Jouvet
Jenny (1936)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Marcel Carné
Stars: Françoise Rosay, Albert Préjean, Lisette Lanvin
Air of Paris (1954)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Marcel Carné
Stars: Jean Gabin, Arletty, Roland Lesaffre
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Henri Chatelard is well in his forties, owns a restaurant and a cinema in the city, and appreciate women. When he meets Marie, a 18ish stronghead who just lost her father in a small ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Carné
Stars: Jean Gabin, Blanchette Brunoy, Nicole Courcel
Thérèse Raquin (TV Movie 1966)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Director: Hanns Korngiebel
Stars: Ingrid Andree, Ernst Jacobi, Kurt Pratsch-Kaufmann
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Keitaro (Obinata Den) is a law student and Yaeko (Aizome Yumeko) is a high school girl. They are neighbors, and their friendship is starting to develop into something more romantic. Then, ... See full summary »

Director: Yasujirô Shimazu
Stars: Ryôtarô Mizushima, Yumeko Aizome, Chôko Iida
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Laurent
Jacques Duby ...
Maria Pia Casilio ...
Georgette, la bonne
Marcel André ...
Michaud
Martial Rèbe ...
Grivet (as Martial Rebe)
Paul Frankeur ...
Le contrôleur
Alain Terrane ...
Un camioneur
Bernard Véron ...
Le postier
Jean Sylvère ...
(as Jean Sylvere)
Francette Vernillat ...
Françoise, la bossue
Lucien Hubert ...
Le chef de gare de Dijon
Jacques Hilling ...
(as Jacques Hiling)
Jean Rozenberg
Madeleine Barbulée ...
Madame Noblet, une cliente (as Madeleine Barbulé)
Edit

Storyline

Therese has a boring life. She married Camille, her cousin, a sickly haberdasher, fully dominated by his mother (who lives with them). She dreams about passion. One day comes a truckdriver, Laurent... and of course they fall in love. But they will be pursued by fate. Written by Yepok

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

6 November 1953 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Adultress  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System PM51)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Raf Vallone refused to be dubbed in the French version and had his contract amended accordingly. The scenario was also slightly changed to "Italianize" the character of Laurent. See more »

Connections

Version of Teresa Raquin (1985) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Pallid Stuff
22 August 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Despite the considerable talent involved, this tale of passion and murder is pallid stuff. It's filled with bald plot-twists, ending with the ultimate of deux ex machinas, a huge truck careening down a small street for no reason except to kill off a major character, thus creating the pat ironic ending. Every plot twist is unconvincing, from the idea that Vallone and Duby would hit it off in any context, or that the couple would plan to leave a day or so after they told her husband about their affair rather than immediately, to the mother conveniently having a totally paralysing stroke at just the right moment. I guess one can blame Zola for some of this, but this updated version adds nothing.


7 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Adultress (1953) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?