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Too Late to Love (1959)
"Pourquoi viens-tu si tard?" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  6 May 1959 (France)
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In a small town where he is waiting for his train, reporter-photographer Walter Hermelin meets Catherine Ferrer, a female lawyer who has just obtained the acquittal of a man accused of ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Maître Catherine Ferrer
Henri Vidal ...
Walter Hermelin
Francis Blanche ...
Camille - le patron du bistrot
Marc Cassot ...
Le psychiatre de la clinique
Pierre-Louis ...
Le président du tribunal (as Pierre Louis)
Evelyne Aznavour ...
La secrétaire
Albert Médina ...
Joseph Ackermann (as Albert Medina)
Colette Richard ...
Julie - la patronne de l'hôtel de l'Espérance
Geymond Vital ...
Maître Augier - l'avocat général
Jean Claudio ...
Le grand-duc russe
Robert Dalban ...
Le camelot en vins
Claude Dauphin ...
René Dargillière
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jacques Bellier
Noël Darzal
Pierre Durou
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In a small town where he is waiting for his train, reporter-photographer Walter Hermelin meets Catherine Ferrer, a female lawyer who has just obtained the acquittal of a man accused of having killed his alcoholic father. Catherine must now plead in a libel suit against a wine-selling company and she has the idea to ask Walter to help her get exhibits incriminating the wine merchants. The reporter agrees and takes frightening photographs showing how poor people, including youngsters, are incited to drink and destroy their health... Written by Guy Bellinger

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French visa # 20833 delivered on 27-3-1959. See more »

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Catherine Ferrer: I hit the bottle because, on some nights, I didn't have the nerve to go back home. Drinking is a disease, a terrible disease. People are moved to pity by those who have TB; they are stricken by cripples, but alcoholics make others laugh. They claim pity, what they get is scorn... They beg for love, they are put away. It's convenient... It's discreet. It's above all simpler than to alleviate their plight and try to understand them. To understand that they suffer, yes, that they suffer, and that ...
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Pourquoi viens-tu si tard ?
Written and performed by Charles Aznavour
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Too late for Henry Decoin!
2 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

Imagine that Danielle Darrieux's character in "Abus de Confiance" (1938) has become ,twenty years later ,a famous brilliant lawyer.The comparison does not stops there:in the final scenes,Michèle Morgan's defense speech recalls Darrieux's first one in the 1938 work.Morgan rants about the perils of alcoholism,whereas she's a barfly herself.

"Pourquoi viens-tu si tard ?" is to rank among Decoin's worst efforts: -The first third is a not-so-funny comedy (despite Audiard's lines)involving the brave loyal lawyer and a paparazzi (Henri Vidal,Morgan's husband at the time who,sadly, would die the following year) who's also a lady killer.Both team up for an inquiry on wine traffickers ,a subject which could have been interesting but which the director sacrifices for the sake of his two stars ' affair.

-The second third is Decoin-trying-to-imitate-the-big-boys-of -the-new-wavelet:After yielding to a fifty-something,Morgan is eaten with remorse.She begins a long wandering in the streets ,drinking more than she should,and finally seeking refuge in a psychiatric hospital.

-In the last third,Morgan is back with a vengeance .In the courtroom of honor,she delivers a not very credible plea against booze which the audience does not want to hear anyway...

Only Michèle Morgan's beauty survives.


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