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The Moment of Truth (1952)

La minute de vérité (original title)
Approved | | Drama | 7 May 1954 (USA)
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 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
Denise Clair ...
Madame Nicolas - la concierge
Doris Duranti ...
Madame Berlinga
Lia Di Leo ...
Madame Meunier
Simone Paris ...
Mony
Robert Dalban ...
Taboureau
Jim Gérald ...
Eddy - le patron du 'Zéro de conduite'
Raphaël Patorni ...
L'acteur partenaire
Denise Precheur ...
Rose - la bonne
Jean-Marc Tennberg ...
L'interne
René Génin ...
Le gardien de l'église d'Assy
Georges Bever ...
Un patient (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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7 May 1954 (USA)  »

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the "qualité francaise at its best"
16 March 2001 | by (paris,france) – See all my reviews

Morgan and Gabin where the mythical heroes of Marcel Carné's "quai des brumes"paragon of the pre-war poetic movies..(-you have beautiful eyes you know....-kiss me)..15 years later they're back...Morgan is 35 and one of the most beautiful Women of Paris..Gabin is 50 and plays a doctor..we are far from the lost souls of the 1939 movie...he discovers that she's untrue to him (with Daniel Gelin,the french answer to early Brando)...will she ruin her cosy "bourgeois" life to escape with a pennyless artist ?.....Everything is fautless..the direction of actors,the scenario,their actings,the settings....its the "qualite francaise" that dominates the 50s and which will be blown off by Resnais and the "Novelle Vague" in 59.


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