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Monsieur Vincent (1947)

St. Vincent de Paul struggles to bring about peace and harmony among the peasant and the nobles in the midst of the Black Death in Europe, carrying on his charitable work in the face of all obstacles.

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Maurice Cloche

Writers:

Jean Bernard-Luc (screenplay), Jean Anouilh (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre Fresnay ... Vincent de Paul
Aimé Clariond ... Le cardinal de Richelieu
Jean Debucourt ... Philippe-Emmanuel de Gondi, comte de Joigny
Lise Delamare Lise Delamare ... Françoise Marguerite de Silly, comtesse de Joigny (as Lise Delamare de la Comédie Française)
Germaine Dermoz Germaine Dermoz ... La reine Anne d'Autriche
Gabrielle Dorziat ... La présidente Groussault
Pierre Dux ... Le chancelier Séguier
Yvonne Gaudeau Yvonne Gaudeau ... Louise de Marillac (as Yvonne Gaudeau de la Comédie Française)
Michel Bouquet ... Le tuberculeux
Jean Carmet ... L'abbé Pontail
Gabrielle Fontan Gabrielle Fontan ... La vieille sourde du presbytère de Châtillon
Robert Murzeau Robert Murzeau ... Monsieur Besnier
Marcel Pérès Marcel Pérès ... La Fouille - l'ancien soldat estropié
Marcel Vallée Marcel Vallée ... L'administrateur des hospices
Francette Vernillat Francette Vernillat ... La petite fille (as La petite Francette Vernillat)
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St. Vincent de Paul struggles to bring about peace and harmony among the peasant and the nobles in the midst of the Black Death in Europe, carrying on his charitable work in the face of all obstacles.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 December 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der heilige Vinzenz See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Système Cottet)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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French visa # 4535 delivered on 10-9-1947. See more »

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Featured in The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) See more »

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A portion of the life story of St. Vincent de Paul
26 September 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Pierre Fresnay stars as the famous Catholic saint. This film is a biography of the man but it doesn't really follow his entire life--just from the time he founded his charity for the poor until his death. So, exciting stuff in his life before this isn't even mentioned--such as his being captured and enslaved by Barbary pirates!! I think they chose to do that in order to tighten the focus of the film. Instead, it focused on the selflessness of the man, the wretchedness of the poor and the many good things he got his lady followers to do.

The film is very simply made and the film seems straight forward and without the excesses of some religious movies of the day. In other words, Vincent is a man who is driven--but with no halos or crazy music or insane stares into space. I liked the film and it's a religious movie that is approachable and excels with its simplicity.


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