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Devil in the Flesh (1947)

Le diable au corps (original title)
During World War I, the star-crossed affair of an underage French student with a woman engaged to a soldier.

Director:

Claude Autant-Lara

Writers:

Raymond Radiguet (novel), Jean Aurenche | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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 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)
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Storyline

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!

Genres:

Romance | Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 May 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Devil in the Flesh See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Transcontinental Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

On 29 June 1947, the French ambassador in Belgium, Raymond Brugère, walked out the screening at Brussels World Film Festival to express disapproval of the movie. See more »

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Version of Devil in the Flesh (1986) See more »

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It's a Long Way to Tipperary
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A gem!
13 December 2009 | by mayarovina-606-28555See all my reviews

I am very glad to hear that a restored version of this beautiful and moving film is finally available! Having read the book at the age of sixteen ( MANY years ago! ) I was very surprised that the hero's feelings of intensely conflicting emotions were so perfectly conveyed - I shouldn't have been surprised seeing as it was the great Gerard Philipe. All we can hope for now is that this version will be made available on DVD as the only version around at the moment is a dubbed one. Let us also hope that more French films made in the era before the so called "New Wave" will be released so that a new generation (and the odd old fogey)can enjoy some great film making!


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