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Manon (1949)

Not Rated | | Drama, Crime | 9 March 1949 (France)
An adaptation of Abbe Prevost's classic French novel 'Manon Lescaut', updated to post-World War II France, in which a former French Resistance activist rescues Manon from villagers who want... See full summary »

Writers:

Abbé Prévost (inspired by the novel) (as L'Abbé Prévost), Henri-Georges Clouzot (scenario) (as H.G. Clouzot) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Serge Reggiani ... Léon Lescaut
Michel Auclair ... Robert Desgrieux
Cécile Aubry ... Manon Lescaut
Andrex ... Le trafiquant
Raymond Souplex ... M. Paul
André Valmy André Valmy ... Lieutenant Besnard / Bandit Chief
Henri Vilbert Henri Vilbert ... Le commandant du navire / Ship's Captain
Héléna Manson Héléna Manson ... La commère (une paysanne normande)
Dora Doll ... Juliette
Simone Valère ... Isé, la soubrette
Gabrielle Fontan Gabrielle Fontan ... La vendeuse à la toilette
Wanda Ottoni Wanda Ottoni
Rosy Varte Rosy Varte ... Petit rôle
Edmond Ardisson ... (as Ardisson)
Michel Bouquet ... Le second
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An adaptation of Abbe Prevost's classic French novel 'Manon Lescaut', updated to post-World War II France, in which a former French Resistance activist rescues Manon from villagers who want to lynch her for collaborating with the Nazis. They move to Paris, but their relationship quickly turns stormy after they get involved in profiteering, prostitution and murder... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Drama | Crime

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First of Hubert de Lapparent's 120 films. See more »

Quotes

Manon Lescaut: There is nothing dirty when we love each other.
["Il n'y a rien de dégoûtant quand on s'aime."]
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Connections

Version of Manon Lescaut (1983) See more »

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Certainly one of the 20 best movies dated 1949
12 March 2020 | by jgcorreaSee all my reviews

1. The Third Man 2. White Heat 3. The Heiress 4. Kind Hearts and Coronets 5. A Letter to Three Wives 6. Intruder in the Dust 7. (Banshun) Late spring 8. Criss Cross 9. The Fountainhead 10. Occupe-toi d'Amélie..! 11. The Great Sinner 12. The Set-Up 13. All the King's Men 14. Stray dog (Nora inu) 15. Thieves' Highway 16. Adam's Rib 17. Riso amaro 18. On the Town 19. Manon 20. Le silence de la mer


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 March 1949 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Манон See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Alcina See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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