MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 156,872 this week

Love Is My Profession (1958)
"En cas de malheur" (original title)

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 488 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 2 critic

Married French lawyer Andre defends succesfully the case of Yvette, who committed a robbery. He falls in love with her, but she isn't true to him.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Emmy Awards 2014

We have the winners, photos and more in our 2014 Emmys section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 178 titles
created 22 Oct 2011
 
a list of 224 titles
created 17 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 1549 titles
created 01 Sep 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 23 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Love Is My Profession (1958)

Love Is My Profession (1958) on IMDb 7/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Love Is My Profession.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Deep Thrust (1972)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Tien arrives in town looking to exact revenge on Ling for abandoning her pregnant sister and thus driving said sister to commit suicide. Although Tien agrees to help Ling take down the ... See full summary »

Director: Feng Huang
Stars: Angela Mao, Yi Chang, Ying Bai
Comedy | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The history of the palace of Versailles from it's founding to the present.

Director: Sacha Guitry
Stars: Michel Auclair, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Jean-Louis Barrault
Doctor at Sea (1955)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A bachelor doctor goes to sea to escape the boredom of shore practice, but studies the nurses more than medicine, and Brigitte Bardot is around.

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Brenda de Banzie, Brigitte Bardot
Contempt (1963)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli
Shalako (1968)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A fairly standard Louis Lamour western. Shalako, the hunter and tracker has to save a party of European hunters who are in danger from an Indian uprising.

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: Sean Connery, Brigitte Bardot, Stephen Boyd
Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The Poet looks back over his life and work, recalling his inspirations and obsessions.

Director: Jean Cocteau
Stars: Jean Cocteau, Françoise Arnoul, Claudine Auger
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A French lieutenant makes a bet that he can seduce any woman in town in the two weeks before his regiment leaves for maneuvers, but his chosen target (a Parisian divorcée) isn't like other girls he's known.

Director: René Clair
Stars: Michèle Morgan, Gérard Philipe, Jean Desailly
Savage Three (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The Savage Three are three young men, fresh into the world, who work together at a computer analysis company. All three appear to be calm, level-headed, well-educated young men with the ... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio Salerno
Stars: Salvatore Borghese, Martine Brochard, Luigi Casellato
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Twelve years ago, Sartana framed his brother Johnny for murder and stole his girlfriend. Now the town's undisputed boss and doted over by his possessive mother, Sartana seems safe - until, his sentence served, Johnny rides back into town.

Director: Alberto Cardone
Stars: Anthony Steffen, Gianni Garko, Erika Blanc
Camel(s) (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Ki-Yong Park
Stars: Dae-yeon Lee, Myeong-shin Park
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Director: Joe D'Amato
Stars: Kristine Rose, Robert LaBrosse, Cristine Frischnertz
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Han Hsiang Li
Stars: Jackie Chan, Shen Chan, Mei Hua Chen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Maître André Gobillot
...
Yvette Maudet
Edwige Feuillère ...
Viviane Gobillot
Nicole Berger ...
Janine - la bonne d'Yvette
Madeleine Barbulée ...
Bordenave
Gabrielle Fontan ...
Mme Langlois
Jacques Clancy ...
Duret - assistant de Gobillot
Annick Allières ...
Noémie - l'amie d'Yvette
Suzanne Grey ...
La fleuriste
Edith Cérou ...
(as Edith Cerou)
Hubert de Lapparent ...
L'avocat du bijoutier
Georges Seey ...
Le bijoutier (as Georges Scey)
Julien Bertheau ...
L'inspecteur
Jacques Marin ...
Le réceptionniste de l'hôtel Trianon
Claude Magnier ...
Gaston
Edit

Storyline

Married French lawyer Andre defends succesfully the case of Yvette, who committed a robbery. He falls in love with her, but she isn't true to him. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Crime | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

17 September 1958 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Love Is My Profession  »

Box Office

Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When John F. Carr was going through H. Beam Piper's letters years after his death, he found one which said:

"I am now in the process of being divorced, if my future-ex-wife can ever get her French lawyers to get all the red-tape untangled. I suspect that she just doesn't know who to bribe. We are writing to each other again, in a very cordial and friendly manner. She reports that our red dachshund, Verkan Vall, of whom she retained custody when we split up, was in a movie, along with Bridgitte Bardot and Jean Gabin, a couple of years ago."

The above can be found in the introduction by John f. Carr to the book 'Federation' by H. Beam Piper. Since I have never seen the movie, I don't know if there is a Dachshund in it :) See more »

Connections

Featured in The Love Goddesses (1965) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
EN CAS DE MALHEUR (Claude Autant-Lara, 1958) ***
24 January 2010 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

The film under review closes off nicely Claude Autant-Lara's impeccable 15-year run of noteworthy pictures that had begun with 1943's DOUCE (see my upcoming rave review); it is also notable for being an unlikely but fairly successful meeting between the biggest (Jean Gabin) and hottest (Brigitte Bardot) stars in French Cinema at the time i.e. just before the outbreak of the "Nouvelle Vague" brought along a horde of fresh and irreverent talent. Adapted from a Georges Simenon novel, the plot of EN CAS DE MALHEUR is quite predictable and not entirely convincing but the consummate professionalism of all concerned smooths over any bumps that come up along the way. Bardot is an aimless youth who, together with her reluctant girlfriend, amateurishly attempts to pull off a small-time jewel heist that, inevitably, goes wrong and, eventually, picks up Gabin's name at random from a phone book to act as her defense counsel in court; not having the financial means to pay for his services, she elects to remunerate him in the only way she knows how: seduction. Although this particular sequence, as shown in the finished film, is disappointingly chaste, the deleted clip reproduced at the end of the copy I acquired is, however, too crude to be seen at such an early stage of the film and, in my opinion, the director was wise to jettison it; in any case, he did contrive to gives us a good look at the gloriously naked body (solely from the back, of course) of the 23-year old Bardot later on when she rushes out of the bathroom and into bed (much to the chagrin of Gabin's mousy secretary) of the apartment that Gabin provided her with! Needless to say, Gabin is already married (to the formidable Edwige Feuilliere) and, although on the surface she appears to condone Gabin's latest flirtation, she is obviously none too happy about it. To complicate matters further, Bardot is also seeing her irascible Italian lover (Franco Interlenghi) on the side and things come to a tragic head when she unwisely decides that loveless wealth is preferable to blissful poverty. Abetted by Jacques Natteau's noir-ish lighting and Rene' Cloerec's fine score, the colorful cast also includes three alumni from the films of Luis Bunuel, namely Julien Bertheau (appearing briefly at the very end as the investigating inspector at the scene of the crime passionel), Jean-Pierre Cassel (unbilled as an animated trumpeter, one of Bardot's casual lovers) and an unrecognizable Bernard Musson – and even Jacques Marin and Daniela Bianchi (also unrecognizable). While the film's 122-minute running time would seem overgenerous on paper, it is only the belated (and unnecessary) introduction of the character of Bardot's maid that makes one realize this as we lay watching; I strongly suspect that the film-makers wanted to push the boundaries of censorship even further by hinting at a possible ménage-a-trois between her, Bardot and Gabin but, perhaps thankfully, this is not made all that clear in the few scenes they share together…which is just as well since the huge difference in age between on screen lovers Gabin and Bardot and the above-mentioned nude scene had already raised the proverbial conservative eyebrows! For the record, the film was remade 40 years later as EN PLEIN COEUR aka IN ALL INNOCENCE with Virginie Ledoyen stepping into Bardot's 'shoes'.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The title? jimmy-256
Discuss Love Is My Profession (1958) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?