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6 May 2007
Yves Allégret had already directed Gérard Philipe in "Les Orgueilleux"
,one of his best movies.But by the mid-fifties,his inspiration which
had produced such classic films noirs as "Dédée d'Anvers" "Une Si Jolie
Petite Plage " ,the highly superior "Manèges" and "les Orgueilleux"
began to dry up.
Gerard Philippe as the star.Shot in color.And an American firm
production.Wide screen.And a dam to build with Philipe as a sick
engineer .You might think that with those assets, "La Meilleure Part"
(all the men who work on the building site give the best part of
themselves) is certainly an impressive work;unfortunately,such is not
the case.Allégret substituted production techniques for soul ,building
a bridge to his audience with his story of immigrated working men,but
erecting a dam in front of them with empty words and an awfully
It is a boring work.One wishes it had not come from Yves Allégret.
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