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The Temptation of Barbizon (1946)

La tentation de Barbizon (original title)
God sends a guardian angel ,in the shape of a gorgeous blond woman , to protect His flock.But Satan has the same idea and he has His devil sign contracts with the human beings to gain their soul.

Director:

Jean Stelli

Writers:

André-Paul Antoine (original scenario), Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Simone Renant ... L'ange et Eva Parker / Angel
François Périer ... Le diable et Ben Atkinson / The Devil
Pierre Larquey ... Jérôme Chambon
Juliette Faber Juliette Faber ... Martine
Daniel Gélin ... Michel
Henri Crémieux ... L'avocat
André Bervil André Bervil ... Stéphane
Nicolas Amato Nicolas Amato ... Un serveur du cabaret (as Amato)
Jean Berton Jean Berton ... Le directeur de l'hôtel / Hotel Director
Robert Balpo Robert Balpo ... M. Bricard (as Balpo)
Charles Vissières Charles Vissières ... Abbé
Jean Wall ... Le juge d'instruction
Myno Burney Myno Burney ... Dominique Ancelin
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God sends a guardian angel ,in the shape of a gorgeous blond woman , to protect His flock.But Satan has the same idea and he has His devil sign contracts with the human beings to gain their soul. The two enemies "work" with a young couple ;the devil tries ,by tempting the husband , to destroy their love whilst the angel tries his best to keep them together .But nothing happens as expected and the devil concludes :"the way things are going ,I'm going to wind up in Heaven and you in Hell". Written by dbdumonteil

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La Tentation de Barbizon
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The immortals let themselves be tempted.
16 January 2011 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

God sends a guardian angel (in the shape of a gorgeous blond woman played by Simone Renant) to protect His flock.But Satan has the same idea and he has His devil (François Perier) sign contracts with the human beings to gain their soul.

Jean Stelli is a director who made his name through tearjerkers ,the likes of "Le Voile Bleu" ,most of them have not aged well."La Tentation De Barbizon" is a different matter because it is a comedy and the two leads (along with Daniel Gelin as the potential sinner) make it a minor winner.

The two enemies "work" with a young couple ;the devil tries ,by tempting the husband , to destroy their love whilst the angel tries his best to keep them together .But nothing happens as expected and the devil concludes :"the way things are going ,I'm going to wind up in Heaven and you in Hell".

This can be seen as a light version of Carné's masterpiece "Les Visiteurs Du Soir" (1942)transposed to the forties and it proves that ,all in all,mortals are stronger than diabolic or divine interventions.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 March 1946 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

En uartig engel See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Wide Range Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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