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Sins of Youth (1941)

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



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


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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16 November 1941 (France)  »

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Sins of Youth  »

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