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Monsieur Vincent (1947)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, History | 20 December 1948 (USA)
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.

Director:

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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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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By far Maurice Cloche's best film
27 October 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

A very good biopic about a great man,Saint Vincent de Paul,whose charity,abnegation,generosity and humanity were so huge that Queen Anne d' Autriche used to call him "the kingdom's conscience" Filmed in black and white ,in a style close to early Bresson,the film features many unforgettable scenes : the reunion with the noble ladies who are willing to "do something" but whose world is far from them ,the Poor;the scene on the royal galley where the legend tells that Monsieur Vincent took the place of an exhausted galley slave .

Pierre Fresnay,whose unquestionable faith would turn to bigotry in his late parts ("le Défroqué" "Tant d'Amour Perdu" )finds here his lifetime part.Sometimes it seems that the Saint rose from the dead.

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