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The Faithful Heart (1923)

Coeur fidèle (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 23 November 1923 (France)
Marie wants to escape from her job and also from her lover, Paul, an unemployed drunk. She dreams of going off with Jean, a dockworker. The two men quarrel and fight over Marie on two ... See full summary »

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Jean Epstein
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Cast

Credited cast:
Léon Mathot ... Jean
Gina Manès ... Marie
Edmond Van Daële ... Little Paul
Claude Benedict Claude Benedict ... Mr. Hochon
Madame Maufroy Madame Maufroy ... Mrs. Hochon
Marie Epstein Marie Epstein ... Crippled Woman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Madeleine Erickson Madeleine Erickson ... Woman of the Port
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Marie wants to escape from her job and also from her lover, Paul, an unemployed drunk. She dreams of going off with Jean, a dockworker. The two men quarrel and fight over Marie on two occasions, but Paul retains a hold over her. Marie has a baby who falls ill and as time goes on Jean and a crippled neighbor try to help the child. Paul nearly causes the death of the child whilst in a drunken stupor and in a final struggle that occurs, the crippled woman seizes Paul's gun and shoots him dead. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

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Not Rated
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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 November 1923 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Faithful Heart See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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IT'S SAD, REALLY....
16 November 2018 | by toddgold-21945See all my reviews

Who, even among the proudest of film geeks, even knows the name, Jean Epstein, in today's world of comic book hero movie franchises and the indiscriminate remaking of films that were perfect to begin with, e.g. Psycho, The Ladykillers, etc., And even-in the case of Halloween-Correct me if I'm wrong, a Third remake, and yes, I'm gonna go there the FOURTH REMAKE OF A STAR IS BORN!-ENOUGH! I, admittedly, fairly recently, discovered the genius of Jean Epstein-after finally discovering silent Genius, Abel Gance-And Thanks to God or whatever, I discovered a whole World of artistic genius within the silent era, that I am truly grateful for stumbling into....Coeur Fidele is a brilliant work of uncompromising artistic integrity...Go on, give it a shot -you just may discover something about Artistic Expression you didn't even know exists. . . . -todd gold


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