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Les dents longues (1953)

A young journalist makes his debut in Lyon where he meets a young girl he falls in love with.He has big ambitions , nevertheless he hesitates to go to Paris.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danièle Delorme ... Eva Commandeur - la fiancée puis la femme de Louis
... Louis Commandeur - un journaliste arriviste
... Walter - le rédacteur en chef
... Goudal
Olivier Hussenot ... André Maurienne - le chroniqueur judiciaire
Colette Mars ... Lina-Zina
Louis Seigner ... Antoine Josserand
Christian Argentin ... Bronnier
René Hiéronimus ... Renoir - un collaborateur du rédacteur en chef (as Hieronimus)
Joëlle Bernard ... Raymonde Josserand
Robert Rollis ... Bob - le barman de la discothèque (as Rollys)
Gaby Bruyère ... Maud
Louis Bugette ... Papa - le photographe
... Une secrétaire (as Simone Chambord)
... Yvonne
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A young journalist makes his debut in Lyon where he meets a girl he falls in love with.He has big ambitions , nevertheless he hesitates to go to Paris.But his girlfriend ,Eva,understands that his future depends on this decision and urges him to leave for the capital.There he is hired by an important paper .Eva joins him and they marry.But soon he neglects her ,his job taking all his time and energy.Eve is proud of her husband's success,but the world they live in repels her. Written by dbdumonteil

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28 March 1955 (Sweden)  »

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De vassa klorna  »

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Daniel and Danièle.
8 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

Daniel Gélin and Danièle Delorme were then husband and wife ,like in the movie,and they were among the best actors of the era.This is Gélin's only attempt as a director.The results are decent.

The screenplay was probably inspired by Guy de Maupassant's "Bel-Ami" :it tells the story of a go-getter,a journalist ,whose name ,"Commandeur" (sic) is revealing.The first picture shows an eager man,whose train is arriving in Paris and whose impatience and agitation show on his face .The depiction of the press is almost as harsh as in Mackendrick's "sweet smell of success" or Lang's "while the city sleeps" although there's nothing spectacular in "les Dents Longues" ,it's not a thriller or a film noir.

Anyway,the best scenes are to be found outside the (paper) office .The journalist's only child has meningitis.After a night during which they fight to save their boy,the man falls asleep.At dawn,a distraught wife walks across the room and simply says "Bruno is dead" .


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