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Sins of Youth (1941)

Péchés de jeunesse (original title)
An aging man in search of his lost sons.

Director:

Maurice Tourneur

Writers:

Michel Duran (adaptation), Michel Duran (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harry Baur ... Monsieur Lacalade
Guillaume de Sax Guillaume de Sax ... Le docteur Pelletan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pierre Bertin Pierre Bertin ... Gaston Noblet
Jean Bobillot Jean Bobillot ... Lucien Noblet
Jean-Marie Boyer Jean-Marie Boyer ... Philippe
Jean Buquet Jean Buquet ... Frédéric
Georges Chamarat ... Fernand Noblet
Andrée Champeaux Andrée Champeaux ... Simone, la serveuse
Yvette Chauviré ... Gabrielle
Suzanne Dantès Suzanne Dantès ... Louise Noblet
Bernard Daydé Bernard Daydé ... André
Henri de Livry Henri de Livry ... Le placeur à l'opéra
Lise Delamare Lise Delamare ... Madeleine
Carmen Deraisy Carmen Deraisy ... La chiromancienne
Lucien Desagneaux Lucien Desagneaux ... Un admirateur
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Storyline

A man who is getting old,realizes how lonely he is and he decides to look for the sons he had with different women (hence the title=youthful indiscretions).So this is a movie made up of sketches ,with four segments,dealing with the four sons.The smug mediocrity of the first boy repels the old man who sneaks away. On the contrary,the second offspring is a very talented musician,brought up by his mother and his stepfather,with love and affection.The old man feels he is in the way and he exits. Unexpected twist :the third son was not his son,the mother had twelve (!) lovers at the time. Madeleine,his last lover ,had to sever all links with a family who was ashamed of an unmarried mother.So she decided to take care of a group of orphans .His son is among them,but when the hero comes to see her she does not want to tell him which one is HIS boy. Written by dbdumonteil

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Comedy | Drama

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

16 November 1941 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Sins of Youth See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Continental Films See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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