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L'enfant de l'amour (1930)

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Emmy Lynn ...
Liane Orland
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Maurice Orland
Warwick Ward ...
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Marcelle Pradot ...
Nellie Rantz
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Paul Rantz
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Aline
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Lorédan
Betty Walson ...
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Odette Talazac ...
Une invitée
Mariette Sully ...
Madame Clerc
Jean Mercanton ...
Le petit Maurice
Pierre Juvenet ...
Raymond
Marcel Barencey ...
Le directeur du journal (as Barencey)
Alexandre Mihalesco ...
Le secrétaire de Rantz
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Le baron
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3 February 1930 (France)  »

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Illegitimate Child  »

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Awful melodrama.
18 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is the first talkie by Lherbier and it has not aged well.Just coming out of the silent era,the cinema was still "filmed stage production " style.

A woman (I will not mention the name of the actress) has an illegal son;she used to be a music hall artist (les Folies Bergères) and she has had a lover (a politician) for many years.Now the child has become a young man and the politician's career is buoyant:he is to become a secretary (minister).This nasty man is sick and tired of his lover's friends (there is some excuse:they are unbearable;among them ,Michel Simon in a cameo).The lady's son ,who is a journalist decides to blackmail the reluctant father-in-law.

When you remember what the Americans did at the time (the sensational "only yesterday' by Stahl,for instance) ,the French attempt is dismal.Performances are laughable ,worthy of a middle-brow show,script is inept:for instance,the hero grows up overnight from a poor brat his mother leaves home to a young dashing reporter.The scene when the mother tells her boy she was ditched -and with a six-figure check at that ,like a hooker!- is unintentionally funny as the actress complains "I'm suffering! I'm so suffering!How could he do this to me?" Stupid ending,which all melodrama lovers will dislike (and I'm part of them).

Awful melodrama.


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