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The Moment of Truth (1952)
"La minute de vérité" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  7 May 1954 (USA)
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On the night of their tenth anniversary, Doctor Rene Richard accidentally discovers that his wife, actress Madeleine Richard, has been having an affair with a disturbed artist, Daniel ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Madeleine Richard
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Pierre Richard
Walter Chiari ...
Un client du cabaret
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Daniel Prévost (French version)
Denise Clair ...
La concierge
Doris Duranti ...
Mme Duranti
Lia Di Leo ...
Mme Meunier
Simone Paris ...
Mony
Robert Dalban ...
Taboureau
Jim Gérald ...
Le patron du 'Zéro de conduite'
Raphaël Patorni ...
L'acteur
Denise Precheur ...
La bonne
Jean-Marc Tennberg ...
L'interne
René Génin ...
Le gardien de l'église d'Assy
Georges Bever ...
(as Bever)
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On the night of their tenth anniversary, Doctor Rene Richard accidentally discovers that his wife, actress Madeleine Richard, has been having an affair with a disturbed artist, Daniel Prevost who has just attempted suicide. He confronts her and she spends the night trying to explain the reasons for her infidelity...he took their marriage for granted, he spent too much time at work, he appeared to be attracted to his pretty assistant and yada, yada, yada...in two languages and some badly-dubbed English. Will he buy this? Will they stay together? Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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relatively speaking,the French "who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
16 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Bourgeois doctor discovers his wife has (or might have) a lover.A domestic quarrel begins during which they go back in the past.The screenplay is pretty trite but the three leads (Gavin,Morgan and Gélin) are convincing,Henri Jeanson's dialogue rather witty(evoking sometimes Jacques Prévert,mainly Gélin's lines)and the directing is OK.

That said,"la minute de vérité" is not among Delannoy's most interesting movies (you'd better choose "Dieu a besoin des hommes " "Maigret et l'affaire Saint-Fiacre " or "la symphonie pastorale" for that matter;"l'éternel retour" being mainly Jean Cocteau's work).

Watchable,but not particularly memorable.


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