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Blood to the Head (1956)

Le sang à la tête (original title)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Frankeur ...
Claude Sylvain ...
Raymonde Babin
Georgette Anys ...
Titine Babin
José Quaglio ...
Mimile Babin
Paul Faivre ...
Monsieur Cardinaud - père
Léonce Corne ...
Charles Mandine
Sidonie Vauquier
Paul Azaïs ...
Alphonse, le patron des 'Charentes'
Rivers Cadet ...
Le patron du Robinson (as Rivers-Cadet)
Paul Oettly ...
Yolande Laffon ...
Isabelle Mandine
Julienne Paroli ...
Madame Cardinaud - mère (as Jeanne Paroli)
Gabriel Gobin ...
Arthur Cardinaud
Marcel Pérès ...
Thévenot, un marinier (as Marcel Péres)


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10 August 1956 (France)  »

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Blood to the Head  »

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Quiet cuckold?
22 May 2013 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

Tension is underlying this movie where many a form of hatred are at work.

This a Gabin's vehicle, again directed by Gilles Grangier, one of those more than decent films they made together in the 50's, with nothing of the self-indulgence that would hamper their association in the 60's.

The job is very entertaining, until the end. And, naturally, well crafted. La Rochelle is beautifully and thoroughly depicted here.

Please note the astounding performance of Georgette Anys as "Titine Babin". You may remember her as little more than a silhouette, for instance in two great Duvivier's works, "Sous le ciel de Paris" and "La fête à Henriette". In "Le sang à la tête", she has a part to play, a real one though short, and Mme Anys can inhabit it with an impressive strength.

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