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Angel and Sinner (1945)

Boule de suif (original title)
Approved | | Drama | 22 February 1947 (USA)
Ten people fleeing Rouen invaded by the Prussians, Rousset nicknamed ball of tallow among them, give to a Prussian to save other passengers who still despise. However, on later nobody could underestimate her being how brave .

Director:

Christian-Jaque

Writers:

Christian-Jaque (adaptation) (as Christian Jaque), Henri Jeanson (dialogue) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Micheline Presle ... Élisabeth Rousset dite 'Boule de Suif'
Berthe Bovy ... Madame Bonnet
Louise Conte Louise Conte ... La comtesse de Bréville (as Louise Conte de la Comédie Française)
Mona Dol Mona Dol ... Soeur Ran-Tan-Plan (as Mona-Dol)
Gabrielle Fontan Gabrielle Fontan ... Madame Follenvie
Suzet Maïs Suzet Maïs ... Madame Loiseau
Berthe Tissen Berthe Tissen ... La fille franc-tireur
Janine Viénot Janine Viénot ... Madame Carré-Lamadon
Alfred Adam Alfred Adam ... Cornudet (as Alfred Adam de la Comédie Française)
Jean Brochard ... Auguste Loiseau
Denis d'Inès ... Le curé d'Uville (as Denis d'Inès de la Comédie Française)
Robert Dalban ... Oskar
Paul Faivre Paul Faivre ... Poitevin
Jim Gérald Jim Gérald ... Le capitaine Von Kerfenstein
Roger Karl ... Le major-colonel Folsborg - un officier prussien
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Ten people fleeing Rouen invaded by the Prussians, Rousset nicknamed ball of tallow among them, give to a Prussian to save other passengers who still despise. However, on later nobody could underestimate her being how brave .

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Master of Realism! Master of Love! GUY DE MAUPASSANT - He ripped away the curtain that hid the innermost secrets and passions of the human soul...!

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Connections

Version of The Woman Disputed (1928) See more »

Soundtracks

Nocturne in E-flat major, Op. 9, No. 2
(uncredited)
Music by Frédéric Chopin
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Ticket To Ride
27 March 2007 | by writers_reignSee all my reviews

There's a school of thought that makes a case for Pyshka as the finest adaptation of Guy de Maupassant's short story Boule de Suif. Directed by Mikhail Romm and starring Galina Sergeyava this was also the last silent film produced in Russia but I'd have to ask another Galina, a valued friend, for more information on this version. Another friend, dbdmonteuil is slightly mistaken when he says that Dudley Nichols used Boule de Suif as a basis for Stagecoach. Nichols adapted a short story, Stage To Lordsburg, by Douglas Haycox, a well-known Western novelist so it is Haycox who may have been inspired by Boule de Suif.

What matters ultimately, of course, is what kind of fist Christian Jacque and Micheline Presle made of it and the answer is a pretty damn good one. Jacque had a penchant for period films - his Fanfan La Tulipe - remains a benchmark in French cinema and he exhibits a sure touch with his material. For good measure another Maupassant story, Mademoiselle Fifi, is thrown into the mix and blends in perfectly and seamlessly; the Hollywood Bomber Crew are all out of the right bottle with stalwarts such as Gabrielle Fontan (Porte de Lilas, Les Portes de la nuit, etc) lending sterling support but ultimately it is Presle's movie and she takes it with both hands and runs with it. A minor gem.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

22 February 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angel and Sinner See more »

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Artès Films See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Wide Range Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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