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Devil in the Flesh (1947)

Le diable au corps (original title)
Not Rated | | Romance, Drama | 9 May 1949 (USA)
During World War I, the star-crossed affair of an underage French student with a woman engaged to a soldier.


Claude Autant-Lara


Raymond Radiguet (novel), Jean Aurenche | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Micheline Presle ... Marthe Grangier
Gérard Philipe ... François Jaubert
Denise Grey ... Madame Grangier
Jean Debucourt ... Edouard Jaubert
Palau ... Monsieur Marin
Jean Lara Jean Lara ... Jacques Lacombe (as Jean Varas)
Michel François Michel François ... René
Richard Francoeur Richard Francoeur ... Le maître d'hôtel du grand restaurant
Max Maxudian ... Le maître d'école
Germaine Ledoyen Germaine Ledoyen ... Madame Jaubert
Jeanne Pérez Jeanne Pérez ... Madame Marin
Jacques Tati ... Un officier au bar
André Bervil André Bervil ... Le fêtard qui annonce l'Armistice avec un jour d'avance
Edmond Beauchamp Edmond Beauchamp ... Le sommelier du grand restaurant
Charles Vissières Charles Vissières ... Anselme - le serveur du grand restaurant (as Charles Vissière)


During World War I, underage student Francois Jaubert meets and falls in love with Marthe Grangier, who is engaged to Jacques, a soldier at the Front. Though Francois pursues her ardently, they become separated and she marries Jacques. But when Marthe and Francois meet again, their mutual feelings prove stronger than ever, and they begin an extramarital affair...regardless of potentially tragic consequences. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Intimate as a wire recorder in a bedroom!


Romance | Drama


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Ah, memories!
9 January 2010 | by hendersonhallSee all my reviews

Why 9 instead of 10? Because films seen long ago are not always, on re-viewing, as good as they seemed at the time, when one was younger; and I have no idea whether or not this will be the case here. The restaurant scene in which Philipe, to impress Presle, returns the wine lingers still in my memory as both comic and touching. I don't remember when I saw it (and returned to see it again). While I think I was between 18 and 21, I may have been older. Needless to say, I loved it. I even went to the library and read the Radiguet book on which it was based. More recently, I've searched for it on VHS and DVD. No luck. With The Charterhouse of Parma and Fanfan the Tulip now out on DVD, perhaps this one will appear soon. And The Red and the Black not cut for US distribution. One can only hope.

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