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

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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)
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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

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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6 November 1953 (France)  »

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The Adultress  »

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(RCA Sound System PM51)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

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an invented Thérèse Raquin
26 November 2002 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

If someone wants to see this film, I advise better to read the book of Emile Zola first then to see the film, and you will agree with me that Marcel Carné did nothing else than changing the real story of the book written by Zola. Simone Signoret is a Thérèse sometime shy, sometime aggressive as she really was in the book, Vallone had better performance as Laurent, but not very much convincingly. The end of the plot is not the one shown in the film. It is strange to see a distorted French story in a French-made film, but this is the case. Hopefully Zola did not see it.


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