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Devil's Daughter (1946)

La fille du diable (original title)
A gangster who's got a lot of dough takes refuge in his hometown.

Director:

Henri Decoin

Writers:

Henri Decoin (adaptation), Alex Joffé (adaptation) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre Fresnay ... Ludovic Mercier / Saget
Fernand Ledoux ... Le docteur / The doctor
Thérèse Dorny Thérèse Dorny ... Tante Hortense / Aunt Hortense
Pierre Juvenet Pierre Juvenet
Robert Seller Robert Seller ... Le maire / The mayor
Paul Frankeur ... L'aubergiste / The bartender
Nicolas Amato Nicolas Amato ... Le brigadier (as Amato)
André Wasley André Wasley ... Le garde-chasse / Watchman
Albert Glado Albert Glado ... Le Tétard, le petit garçon / Little boy
François Patrice François Patrice ... George
Félix Claude Félix Claude ... Saint Jean
Mike Charpenay Mike Charpenay
Lucy Lancy Lucy Lancy ... L'infirmière
Germaine Stainval Germaine Stainval ... (as Stainval)
Henri Charrett Henri Charrett ... Ludovic Mercier
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A gangster,Saget, who has stolen a lot of money, takes refuge in his hometown.There he meets a strange doctor who seems to know too many things about him and begins to blackmail him :much to the outlaw's surprise, he asks for a radiotherapy center to relieve the children's sufferings.He wants to help the whole town where lives Isabelle,"the hanged man 's daughter".She's been an outcast since.Her reason to live is not to get back to happiness but to make sure the others will not be happy. Written by dbdumonteil

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 February 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Devil's Daughter See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Enjoyable French thriller
4 September 2004 | by mlazicSee all my reviews

Saw this enjoyable French thriller on TV.Although the plot is nothing new, it is presented in the charming way that only French can do.Nice dialogs, very good acting.Director Decoin is famous for those B type French films which excitingly reveal the life in French province. The beginning with escape scenes and car crash are a bit naive, but after that film develops quickly. Camera work, in black and white, with interior scenes is a jewel. Reminds of other French master movie makers. The lighting, the contrasts are exquisite.Actor Perre Fresnay is convincing in the title role of bad guy.This film shows what can be done with simple story that still glues one to the screen without having special effects, car chases and the usual high noise effects that Hollywood is bombarding us nowadays.


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