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Le bagnard (1951)

 |  Drama  |  13 April 1951 (France)
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The practice of Dr. Julien, a GP of Marseilles, consists mainly of drug-addicts. One day, one of his patient dies at his surgery and Julien yields to the temptation : he steals the dead ... See full summary »

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Pierre Gay ...
Le docteur Julien
Lucien Nat ...
Messner
Lili Bontemps ...
Marie-Lou
Henri Arius ...
Le voisin (as Arius)
Roger Blin ...
Un bagnard
Juliette Faber ...
Pilar
Lucien Callamand ...
Maître Gloriette
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Le chef de la plantation
Henry Houry ...
Un avocat
Milly Mathis ...
Mme Rosano
Georges Sellier
Anna Berrecci ...
Anna
André Wasley
Louis Lions
Colette Deréal ...
Emma
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The practice of Dr. Julien, a GP of Marseilles, consists mainly of drug-addicts. One day, one of his patient dies at his surgery and Julien yields to the temptation : he steals the dead man's money and hides the corpse in a trunk. But the whole thing is discovered and ... misinterpreted. The doctor is condemned for killing the junkie and sent to the Cayenne convict prison, from which he escapes. The Indians give him shelter and he is soon given the opportunity to return their good deed when a yellow fever epidemic strikes their tribe. A young woman helps to fight the disease and, thanks to her, Julien starts considering that a new life is possible for him. Written by Guy Bellinger

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13 April 1951 (France)  »

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Inferno do Vício  »

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No sound of the men on the chain gang....
13 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

They do not do movies like this today and I'd add " fortunately"."Le Bagnard" tells the story of a doctor who gambles away his money and is so short of the readies that the bailiff is knocking at his door...And one of his patients has just died from a heart attack ..after a morphine injection...and his body is hidden in a cupboard in the office. That's just the beginning.The rest is simply implausible,as Dr Geronimo (sic)is sent to a penal colony and will finally redeem his soul .

A voice over ,as if it were not enough,tries to make us care for the poor man's fate ,preaches and finally raises his hat to a sinner who showed,in spite of the quirks of fate,great moral fiber.

The most extraordinary thing in this sanctimonious tale is that there're no scenes of the chain gang. .Perhaps these scenes were filmed then banned by the censorship ,not to frighten French people:it is not pleasant to know how you treat men in Guyanne,across the sea.

Which does not matter anymore anyway.

Like this?try these.....

"le Secret De Soeur Angèle" Leo Joannon

"Le Révolté " Leon Mathot


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