Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Marcel Blistène
Stars: Édith Piaf, Marcel Herrand, Jules Berry
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Suppose lost and found objects could talk... But they can! At least four of them... : -A statuette of Osiris remembers how two ex-lovers, a model and a good for nothing who claimed to be an... See full summary »

Director: Christian-Jaque
Stars: Bernard Blier, Pierre Brasseur, Suzy Delair
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

It's Paris in the winter after its liberation. A tramp, pretending to be Destiny, predicts that Jean Diego will fall in love with a beautiful girl. The same evening, Jean meets Malou. Not ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Carné
Stars: Pierre Brasseur, Serge Reggiani, Yves Montand
The Red Inn (1951)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A group of travelers, including a monk, stay in a lonely inn in the mountains. The host confesses the monk his habit of serving a soporific soup to the guests, to rob their possessions and ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Autant-Lara
Stars: Fernandel, Françoise Rosay, Marie-Claire Olivia
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Squarciò, a fisherman, lives with his family on a small island off the Dalmatian coast of Italy. Like his fellow villagers, Squarciò struggles against harsh living conditions, a scarcity of... See full summary »

Directors: Gillo Pontecorvo, Maleno Malenotti
Stars: Yves Montand, Alida Valli, Francisco Rabal
The Crucible (1957)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Salem, 1692. Industrious farmer, John Proctor, has twice made love to 17-year-old Abigail, a youth he and his wife have taken in. (His wife Elisabeth has rebuffed him for seven months; she ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond Rouleau
Stars: Simone Signoret, Yves Montand, Mylène Demongeot
Premier mai (1958)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Luis Saslavsky
Stars: Yves Montand, Yves Noël, Nicole Berger
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A five-part compilation film. in "The Baby," a poverty-ridden couple with children decides that their recently-born child is too much and they decide to leave him him in a church for ... See full summary »

Directors: Alessandro Blasetti, Paul Paviot
Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Elisa Cegani, Memmo Carotenuto
Napoléon (1955)
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

From 1769 to 1821, Napoléon Bonaparte's life, loves and exceptional destiny but as seen through the eyes of Talleyrand, the cynic and ironic politician, who once was the Emperor of France's Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Director: Sacha Guitry
Stars: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Jeanne Boitel, Pierre Brasseur
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Luciano Emmer
Stars: Aldo Fabrizi, Henri Guisol, Ave Ninchi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Pierre and Florence meet at the fair in Paris. They vow eternal love and go to Cassis, under the Southern sun. But Florence has a burdensome past: before meeting Pierre she was a kept woman... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Pagnol
Stars: Pierre Blanchar, Josette Day, Julien Carette
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two young hunters of wolves are involved in a conflict. Besides the dangerous wild wolves, beautiful Teresa is the center of attention.

Directors: Giuseppe De Santis, Leopoldo Savona
Stars: Silvana Mangano, Yves Montand, Pedro Armendáriz
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Fontana
...
Mitty Joels
Suzanne Dehelly ...
Valérie Jourdan
Danielle Godet ...
Françoise
Yves Deniaud ...
Al Simon
Pierre Labry ...
Bender
Robert Berri ...
Joe Marchand
Georges Tourreil ...
Un journaliste
Bob Ingarao ...
Pascal
Jean Berton ...
Le garçon de bureau
Stéfan Olec
Max Dunand
Marcel Melrac
Hennery
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

boxing | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 February 1948 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Idol  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

I've squandered my resistance for a pocketful of mumbles, such are promises
30 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

"How badly prizefighters were (are? ) manipulated by their unfeeling managers!" .It was made in 1948 ,thus before "the harder they fall" (1956)and "the set up"(1949) and can ,from that point of view ,be considered an interesting work. Alexandre Esway's directing is undistinguished though .Yves Montand is rather gauche ,but as the character is too,there is no problem.

He performs,first a Capella,with his buddies providing backing vocals ,boy scouts song " Ma Prairie " about a cowboy lost in the city,longing for his life in Far West;the song is heard again briefly ,with orchestra ,at the end,to make sure we have understood that our boxer ,a former lumberjack,has found true love and is leaving the filthy world of boxing,after refusing to give up and go crooked .


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss L'idole (1948) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?