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Abus de confiance (1937)

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(as Henry Decoin)

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(adaptation), (adaptation) (as Henry Decoin) | 2 more credits »
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Lydia
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Jacques Ferney
Yvette Lebon ...
Alice
Pierre Mingand ...
Pierre Montant
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Paul - un étudiant
René Bergeron ...
Dieulafoy (as Bergeron)
Lucien Dayle ...
Le logeur
Svetlana Pitoëff ...
Renée Leclerc
Nicole de Rouves ...
La prostituée
Gaston Séverin ...
Maître Fortier
Lucien Callamand ...
Le valet de chambre
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L'homme du cimetière
Yvonne Yma ...
La postulante
Pierre Athon
Sarah Clèves ...
La patronne de la gargote
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DANIELLE DARRIEUX in a magnificent dramatic role of MODERN life - depicting, as never before, the boundless histrionic talent of the scintillating French cinema star.

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30 November 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abuso de Confiança  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.37 : 1
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Award: Grand Prix du Jury International de L'exposition de 1937. See more »

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The impostor
2 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

Henry Decoin cast again his then-wife Danielle Darrieux as the lead of a pretty good melodrama;an orphan ,Darrieux follows her best friend's not so good piece of advice:pretending to be a wealthy writer's natural child.There is some excuse:her grandmother passed away and she couldn't pay the rent anymore and continue her law studies ;besides ,every time she thinks she's got a job,the macho men want to abuse her! The Cinderella syndrome was much better applied on "Premier rendez-vous" where Darrieux played an orphan again.But Darrieux's charm is irresistible -to think that she's still working,in 2007!-.

Best scenes:

Darrieux's "father"'s wife gets a phone call,while the girl is in the room;someone is talking about a person who would have deceived these rich bourgeois.Has the imposture been revealed?

Darrieux's first defense speech.In fact ,while she is defending an accused ,she's speaking of herself:Darrieux injects more real emotion in her words that you might think possible.


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