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La petite Aurore l'enfant martyre (1952)

A little girl wittness the death of her mother- expressly killed through negligence by the woman supposedly nursing the invalid mother back to health. The coniving nurse in turn marries the... See full summary »

Director:

Jean-Yves Bigras

Writers:

Emile Asselin (play), Emile Asselin (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Yvonne Laflamme Yvonne Laflamme ... Aurore
Lucie Mitchell ... Marie-Louise
Paul Desmarteaux ... Theodore
Janette Bertrand ... Catherine (as Jeannette Bertrand)
Jean Lajeunesse ... Abraham
J. Léo Gagnon ... Le médecin
Marc Forrez Marc Forrez ... Le curé
Therese McKinnon Therese McKinnon ... Delphine Andois
Nana de Varennes Nana de Varennes ... Melvina
Lucie Poitras Lucie Poitras
Rolland D'Amour ... Le forgeron (as Roland D'Amour)
Adrien Laurion Adrien Laurion
André Poitras André Poitras
Pierrette Legare Pierrette Legare
Roch Poulin Roch Poulin ... Maurice
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A little girl wittness the death of her mother- expressly killed through negligence by the woman supposedly nursing the invalid mother back to health. The coniving nurse in turn marries the child's father thereby taking the dead woman's place and becoming the little girl's stepmother. After unwisely revealing to the stepmother that she knows the reason for her mother's death; Arore is abused by her stepmother who hopes that in torturing the child she can keep her silent. The father, who is absent during the day farming the land, closes his eyes or refuses to believe his new wife is abusive when confronted by the sight of his miserable burnt and beaten child. Written by Huiswoman

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

Canada

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 April 1952 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Aurore, l'enfant martyre See more »

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Budget:

CAD 75,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A very unintentional funny movie
26 April 2002 | by Frank Khi DouSee all my reviews

This piece of "french canadiana" is probably the most well known film of its time in Quebec. Although it was a smash hit when it came out, with the passing of time La petite Aurore l'enfant martyre basically became a twisted cult favorite among a younger and more cynical generation of film buffs. The story is a very sad one, depecting the agony of a young girl who has to cope with a violent mother-in-law. This is typically a film "so bad it's great". If you like overblown melodrama, bad acting, awful organ music and over the top moralistic endings you will definitely enjoy this movie!


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