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Lady Killer (1937)

Gueule d'amour (original title)
Lucien Bourrache, a good looking non-commissioned officer at the Spahis, is used to charm many women. He met Madeleine Courtois at Cannes. She is beautiful and lives in luxury. He lends her... See full summary »

Director:

Jean Grémillon

Writers:

André Beucler (novel), Charles Spaak (scenario and dialogue)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Gabin ... Lucien Bourrache, 'Gueule d'Amour'
Mireille Balin ... Madeleine
Pierre Etchepare Pierre Etchepare ... Le patron de l'hôtel
Henri Poupon Henri Poupon ... Monsieur Cailloux
Jean Aymé Jean Aymé ... Le valet de chambre (as Jean Ayme)
Pierre Magnier ... Le commandant
Marguerite Deval Marguerite Deval ... Madame Courtois
René Lefèvre ... René
Jane Marken ... Madame Cailloux (as Jeanne Marken)
Paulette Noizeux Paulette Noizeux ... L'épouse au face à main
André Siméon André Siméon ... Le patron du restaurant (as Siméon)
Pierre Labry Pierre Labry ... L'imprimeur
Lucien Dayle Lucien Dayle ... Un client
Louis Florencie ... Le dîneur (as Florencie)
Paul Fournier Paul Fournier ... Un client
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Lucien Bourrache, a good looking non-commissioned officer at the Spahis, is used to charm many women. He met Madeleine Courtois at Cannes. She is beautiful and lives in luxury. He lends her a large amount of money, which she loses gambling. Then she drops him. But Lucien is now in love, and once demobilized, he goes to Paris to find her again. But he's not so sexy without his uniform, and Madeleine and him do not belong to the same milieu. Written by Yepok

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Drama | Romance | War

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a couple of observations on the film's unique feeling tone
26 November 2002 | by palmiroSee all my reviews

This film was unique on a couple of counts: 1) it clearly sanctions a crime of passion as something that does not cry out for retributive justice--it elicits sympathy for the perpetrator of the crime much more than for the victim; 2) there is a kind of male bonding between Gabin and his doctor "copain" which suggests that friendship between men can attain a measure of intimacy never possible in their relations with women--and this without a hint of homosexual eroticism. Maybe it was France of the Popular Front that made it all possible.


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Country:

France | Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 September 1937 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A nők bálványa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Klangfilm)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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