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Love Is My Profession (1958)

En cas de malheur (original title)
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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Maître André Gobillot
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Yvette Maudet
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Viviane Gobillot
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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
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Le réceptionniste de l'hôtel Trianon
Claude Magnier ...
Gaston
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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>

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A frankly shocking film about a man's obsession with his mistress

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Drama | Crime | Romance

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Release Date:

17 September 1958 (France)  »

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Love Is My Profession  »

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Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Pierre Bost, who had got ill, did not write a single line of the screenplay. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Les échos du cinéma: Episode #1.23 (1961) See more »

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Thème D'Amour
Writte and Performed by René Cloërec Et Son Orchestre
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STRANGE LITTLE MELODRAMA WITH BEAUTIFUL BARDOT!
22 September 2004 | by (sparks, nevada) – See all my reviews

Gorgeous Brigitte Bardot is perfect as the mixed-up, spoiled young woman carrying on with an older attorney (Jean Gabin)who sets up her own fate. Mr. Gabin has always been a marvelous actor with a commanding presence at all times. Nice music and cinematography, but it's Ms. Bardot who makes it worthwhile. Beside her looks and sex appeal, her personality always shines through and she seems very comfortable on screen, even at a young age.

A 7 out of 10. Best performance = B. Bardot. You never quite knew where this film was going to end up, but it reaches a touching ending of closure for all concerned.


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