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The Emigrant (1940)
"L'émigrante" (original title)

 |  Comedy  |  14 March 1940 (France)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Edwige Feuillère ...
Christiane Vallier
Jean Chevrier ...
François Champart
Georges Lannes ...
Tino
Foun-Sen ...
L'annamite aux béquilles (as Fouen-Sen)
Palmyre Levasseur ...
La religieuse de l'hospice de Lisbonne (as Palmyre Bermont)
Jacques Vitry ...
Le commissaire
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Un émigrant (as Van Daele)
Philippe Richard ...
Le médecin-chef
Serge Nadaud ...
Un officier
Marcel Pérès ...
Gaston, un émigrant (as Marcel Peres)
Marcel Duhamel
Duluard
Robert Brunet
Paul Lluís ...
(as Paul Lhuis)
Génia Vaury ...
Madame Vermeersch
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A menekülö asszony  »

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....But my hand was made strong by the hand of the Allmighty
24 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

In Leo Joannon's filmography,"L'Emigrante " set a pattern for his movies "of redemption" of the fifties,the likes of "Le Défroqué" ,"Le Désert De Pigalle" or "Le Secret De Sœur Angèle ":life of sin, and before death strikes ,back on the straight and narrow and presto!the sinner becomes a saint.

For an actress such as Edwige Feuillère ,it's a far cry from Max Ophuls !She portrays a woman who loves jewels and is a gangster's lover.When he takes her precious necklace ,she gives him away to the police .

Fearing his vengeance,she sails away to South Africa ,where many emigrants intend to work in the mines there.

A lot of scenes are so extravagant they make the movie,like the works I mention above ,quite entertaining: -the heroine ,seducing men ,first a poor unlucky human wreck (Pierre Larquey,an excellent actor who overplays in all his scenes ) ,then a handsome lieutenant(Jean Chevrier) on the boat who is demoted when the captain discovers she shares his cabin.

-the dormitories the emigrants pack into,their good camaraderie,in direct contrast with the luxury dining-room where the heroine eats her lunch alone (yes ,it's "titanic" in miniature,without a wreck) -the wicked disabled Asiatic girl (isn't it a racist touch?),who informs the captain.

-the emigrants' rebellion,when they learn they are not the welcome in their new country and that they have to get back where they once belong.

-the heroine realizing that the handsome sailor sacrificed his career for her sake,and that she threw it all away ,that is to say the true love of a good man.

-her grand gesture ,her sacrifice,her salvation:"I'll will be with you all along your life till we meet again (in Heaven)"


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