A rich Brazilian, Mendoza, visited Paris in 1900 and was romantically involved with the star of Offenbach's "La Vie Parisienne" which was playing at the time. Thirty five years later, he ... See full summary »
Bachelor Harry Quincey, head designer in a small-town cloth factory, lives with his selfish sisters, glamorous hypochondriac Lettie and querulous widow Hester. His developing relationship ... See full summary »
Charles Boyer is well known of the American audience for he worked with the best directors:Cukor,Preminger,and more.
Robert Siodmak's "tumultes" has got a very good reputation in France:I must say I was a bit disappointed ;this director would do a better job with "pièges" some years later.
"Tumultes" 's conclusion is something like that: being in jail is awful,but living in the free world is still worse! The first part is not enthralling,IMHO,but things go much better in the second half: the sequences at the fair are film noir at its best : the fight between Boyer and his girlfriend's lover scenes, during a firework which becomes part of the action, compares favorably with those in Hitchcock's "strangers on a train" (which was released 20 years later!).That scene when Boyer takes out a knife and .. eats an apple ,in front of his terrified lover commands admiration too.
Interesting but not for all tastes.
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