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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 overview, first billed only:
Maître André Gobillot
Yvette Maudet
Edwige Feuillère ...
Viviane Gobillot
Janine - la bonne d'Yvette
Madeleine Barbulée ...
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 ...
Jacques Marin ...
Le réceptionniste de l'hôtel Trianon
Claude Magnier ...


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


Drama | Crime | Romance


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Release Date:

17 September 1958 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Love Is My Profession  »

Box Office


$750,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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En Cas De Malheur (Générique)
Writte and Performed by René Cloërec Et Son Orchestre
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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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