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Manon (1949)

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 »

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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Serge Reggiani ... Léon Lescaut
Michel Auclair ... Robert Desgrieux
Cécile Aubry ... Manon Lescaut
Andrex ... Le trafiquant
Raymond Souplex 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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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 March 1949 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Anjo Perverso See more »

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Alcina See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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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2 October 2005 | by Bob TaylorSee all my reviews

I can imagine that Clouzot took on the task of filming this classic with a lot of trepidation: it's just not his kind of story. A picaresque novel of 1734, with aristocratic ideals in conflict with a sordid story was not going to be well-handled by a director who pioneered the noir form in France. His forte was telling a gritty story with characters stretched to the breaking point (as Montand and Vanel were in Wages of Fear). It required a great deal of updating and tinkering with the basic story before Clouzot could feel comfortable with it.

Cecile Aubry does not impress me with her acting skills; she mainly pouts and sighs her way through the picture. How much more could Danielle Darrieux or Micheline Presle have brought to the film! Michel Auclair was a superb leading man who made many films, this is one of his best (see him also in Maigret et l'affaire Saint-Fiacre). Here he manages to convey desire, murderous rage and exasperation with Manon's whims. Dora Doll and her big toothy grin, as well as Gabrielle Dorziat as the prim madam of Manon's brothel were good, but Serge Reggiani as Manon's brother stole every scene he was in.


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