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Whirlpool (1935)

Remous (original title)
Approved | | Drama, Romance | 28 November 1939 (USA)
The happiness of a newly-married couple, Henry and Jeannie Saint Clair, is shattered when the husband is made a paralytic in an automobile accident. The wife still loves him, although he is... See full summary »

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Jeanne Boitel ...
Jeanne Saint-Clair - the Wife
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Henry Saint-Clair - the Husband
Maurice Maillot ...
Robert Vanier, the Lover
Diana Sari ...
Paulette, her daughter
Lyne Clevers ...
Mademoiselle Lydia
Jean Kolb ...
The Doctor
Robert Arnoux ...
Pierre
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Madame Gardane
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The happiness of a newly-married couple, Henry and Jeannie Saint Clair, is shattered when the husband is made a paralytic in an automobile accident. The wife still loves him, although he is incapable of any physical love. She is slowly drawn into a short-lived affair with a handsome athlete, Robert Vanier. When the husband learns of the affair, he commits suicide. But the wife cannot forget him and she sends her lover away. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Albany, New York - Monday, January 23, 1939: The French film, "Remous," was shown Friday to five judges of the Appellate Division in proceedings in the attempt by Arthur Mayer and Joseph Burstyn to get a license to screen it in New York State. The picture has twice been denied a license, first in August, 1936, when it was rejected as being "indecent," "immoral" and tending to "corrupt morals." It was again rejected in November, 1937. In March last it was screened for the Board of Regents who, on April 14, disapproved application for a license. Arthur Garfield Hayes, counsel for Mayer and Burstyn at yesterday's proceedings, ridiculed the objections of Irwin Esmond and the Regents to certain scenes, pointing out that the film was French and would appeal only to an educated audience. Counsel for the Regents based his plea on the film's theme of sex-frustration, arguing that it would be unwise public policy to show it to all classes of people. See more »

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A little late getting to the Colonies.

This 1933 French film's (with English sub-titles)first US showing was in NYC in November, 1939 under the title of "Whirlpool of Desire," and not just "Whirlpool." The story is about a newly-married couple whose happiness is shattered when the husband (Jean Galland-2nd billed)is made a paralytic in an automobile accident. The wife (1st-billed Jeanne Boitel)still loves him, although he is incapable of any physical love. She is slowly drawn into a short-lived affair with a handsome athlete, played by the 3rd-billed Maurice Maillot.

When the husband learns of the affair, he commits suicide. But the wife cannot forget him and she sends her lover away.

There were several elements of the plot ---adultery, suicide--- that conflicted with some of the "do & don't" MPPDA rules that may have held up this film getting a PCA approval seal for many more years than it took most import films of the era. The author credited on this film was the American-citizen Peggy Thompson.


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