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Struggle for Life (1914)
"La lutte pour la vie" (original title)

 -  May 1914 (USA)
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An honest worker is made redundant, but he will solve his problems by marrying the employer's daughter.


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Complete credited cast:
Gabrielle Robinne ...
Gabriel Signoret ...
L'industriel Jacques Préval
Carmen Deraisy ...
La mendiante du jardin public - Beggar woman at the garden
Simone Mareix ...
La fille de Migaut - farmer's daughter
Devalence ...
Migaut père - old farmer
Louis Ravet ...
Migaut fils - farmer's son


Jean Morin, an industrial designer in Nantes, is unfairly fired by his employer. From then on, he will know many ups and downs. Not finding another job, Jean leaves Nantes for the country where he offers his services as a farm hand. But the locals distrust him and refuse to hire him. Until the day the young man saves the life of Migaut, an old farmer who, out of thankfulness, gives him a job. Jean works hard but Migaut's son, jealous of him, arranges things so that he is discredited. Disgusted, Jean leaves for Paris where he becomes a street hawker. Luck smiles at him again the moment he finds a wallet in the street... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Release Date:

May 1914 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Struggle for Life  »

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| (Print at National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo)

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(80% of the film)|

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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