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The Fire Within (1963)
"Le feu follet" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  7 October 1966 (USA)
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Alain Leroy is having a course of treatment in a private hospital because of his problem with alcohol. Although he is constantly distressed, he leaves the hospital and tries to meet good ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maurice Ronet ...
Léna Skerla ...
Lydia
Yvonne Clech ...
Mademoiselle Farnoux
Hubert Deschamps ...
D'Averseau
Jean-Paul Moulinot ...
Mona Dol ...
Madame La Barbinais
Pierre Moncorbier ...
Moraine
René Dupuy ...
Charlie (as René Dupuis)
Bernard Tiphaine ...
Milou
Bernard Noël ...
Ursula Kubler ...
Fanny
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Eva
Alain Mottet ...
Urcel
François Gragnon ...
François Minville
Romain Bouteille ...
Jérôme Minville
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Alain Leroy is having a course of treatment in a private hospital because of his problem with alcohol. Although he is constantly distressed, he leaves the hospital and tries to meet good old days' friends. None of them will be helpful, increasing Alain's distress. Written by Yepok

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Alain is seen in his room reading F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby". Visible among his other books are Fitzgerald's "Babylon Revisited and Other Stories" and "This Side of Paradise". See more »

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When Alain is crossing the road, a man pushes him over to save him, throwing his books on the floor. The next scene, both men are seen picking up the books. The cut between both scenes is visibly clear. See more »

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Alain Leroy: Tomorrow, I kill myself.
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One of the greatest French films

This is really one of the best Louis Malle films, and one of the best French films, thanks to the excellent novel, the directing, and the actors, especially Maurice Ronet. He is a real good actor and we can see through him, a really special role. And even if Louis Malle made some extraordinary films like Au revoir les enfants, this one is a masterpiece.

Please see this great film.


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