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The Lame Devil (1948)

Le diable boiteux (original title)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sacha Guitry ... Talleyrand
Lana Marconi Lana Marconi ... Mme Grand
Émile Drain Émile Drain ... Napoléon 1er
Henry Laverne Henry Laverne ... Louis XVIII (as Henry-Laverne)
Maurice Teynac Maurice Teynac ... Charles X
Philippe Richard Philippe Richard ... Louis Philippe (as Philippe-Richard)
Georges Spanelly Georges Spanelly ... Le comte de Montrond
Renée Devillers Renée Devillers ... La duchesse de Dino
Georges Grey ... Caulaincourt
Jeanne Fusier-Gir Jeanne Fusier-Gir ... Marie-Thérèse Champignon
José Noguéro José Noguéro ... Le duc de San Carlos
Maurice Escande ... Randall
Jean Debucourt ... Le baron de Humboldt
Pierre Bertin Pierre Bertin ... Le baron de Nesselrode
Roger Gaillard Roger Gaillard ... Lord Castelreagh (as Roger Gaillard de la Comédie Française)
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29 September 1948 (France) See more »

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Is he married?
8 February 2011 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

-On the contrary,he is a bishop!

Another settlement of scores for Guitry ;More were to come :"Assassins Et Voleurs" ,"La Poison" ...Guitry who was interned after the Liberation never really got over it."Le Diable Boiteux" (what a title!) is a transparent metaphor and Reductio ad Absurdum (as was often the case with this auteur)that cashing in on all sides,changing sides ,can be "useful" ,good for the homeland ,because if you do it,it is because you do love your country .Anyway opportunism has always been the rule for many politicians and we still find many of these persons today in France or all around the world.And we always will.

"Le Diable Boiteux" might seem less palatable than Guitry 's other "historical " extravaganzas ,particularly in its first part.But it hits its stride halfway and the final is brilliant beyond belief :extraordinary lines ,with puns galore ,wit is here there and everywhere .One thing that Guitry does best: his character gets older and older in front of our eyes ;when he meets the English ambassadors,we really feel he is about to die.Death and obsession for immortality were always present in Guitry 's best later movies.

Outstanding scenes: -the servants ,talking about their master,before HE appears ,a trick Guitry borrowed from Molière.

-the wall with its "long live the emperor" "long live the king" "down with the emperor" "long live the republic" etc...The writing may be on the wall ,but French people are as opportunistic as their leaders ,ready to disown what they liked yesterday.

-the "Restauration" with the three kings ,all waiting for their turn and hoping for an interesting death.

-the meeting in Vienna where the allied (France ain't one of us!they were defeated!),full of finer feelings ,are actually carrion eaters ,ready to carve up Poland and Belgium.

But "Le Diable Boiteux" is so rich a movie everyone will find his favorite sequences .


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