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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
Jacques Marin ...
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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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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Italian censorship visa # 27922 delivered on 10-10-1958. See more »

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Featured in Voyage à travers le cinéma français (2016) See more »

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

I didn't expect much from this one, but I was very pleasantly surprised. Gabin plays very well, and Bardot manages to be uncomplicatedly sexy. Her character is smart but lacking formal education (much like Bardot herself, I've often felt), and she shows us she can burn up the screen. Pulling an armed robbery with an accomplice, then trying to seduce Gabin so that he'll agree to be her lawyer--she never turns a hair on her beautiful blonde head.

The two principals are surrounded by superb actors. Edwige Feuillere, after making L'Aigle a deux tetes and Le ble en herbe, had become the grande dame of French cinema (sort of what Meryl Streep is for us now) and here she is superb as the resourceful wife who is fairly sure she can deal with the threat posed by Bardot. Franco Interlenghi gives a deft performance as the young lover Mazetti--tough, a little vulgar, not willing to give Bardot up.

Autant-Lara had to make a concession to 50's morality when dealing with Yvette's sexuality. Simenon shows us she is bisexual and very easy with her affections with the maid Janine as well as with the two men in her life. On screen we see very little of this: the censors could be happy.


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