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La p... respectueuse (1952)

Fred, the nephew of a senator,has murdered a Black man on a train. The two only witnesses are Lizzie McKay, a prostitute from New York, and Sidney, a colored man. Fred decides to seduce ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Laage ... Lizzie Mac-Kay - chanteuse entraîneuse
Ivan Desny ... Fred Clarke - le fils du sénateur
Walter Bryant Walter Bryant ... Teddy Barnes - le sénateur
Yolande Laffon Yolande Laffon ... Marie - la soeur du sénateur
Nicolas Vogel Nicolas Vogel ... Un client du night-club
Marcel Journet Marcel Journet
Jacques Hilling Jacques Hilling ... L'ivrogne du night-club
Schetting Schetting
Marie Olivier Marie Olivier ... Annie - une copine de Lizzie
Jean Danet Jean Danet ... Un client du night-club
Roland Bailly Roland Bailly
André Valmy André Valmy ... Georges - le patron du club
Jacques Sandri Jacques Sandri
Pierre Paulet Pierre Paulet ... (as Paulet)
Harold Harold
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Fred, the nephew of a senator,has murdered a Black man on a train. The two only witnesses are Lizzie McKay, a prostitute from New York, and Sidney, a colored man. Fred decides to seduce Lizzie in order to make her give false evidence according to which Sidney has attempted to rape her. The uncle also puts pressure on the young woman. After much hesitation, Lizzie finally accepts but Sidney, who has nearly got lynched, takes refuge at her home... Written by Guy Bellinger

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France

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French

Release Date:

8 October 1952 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Respectful Prostitute See more »

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1.37 : 1
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Marcel Herrand's last film. See more »

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Version of Den respektfulla skökan (1960) See more »

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No exit
16 February 2008 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

The late forties/fifties were a time when Sartre's works were often transferred to the screen .In the space of seven years ,there was "Les Jeux Sont Faits" by Jean Delannoy "Huis Clos" by Jacqueline Audry and "La Putain Respectueuse" by Brabant/Pagliero.The three films are commendable .

Brabant/Pagliero's film is faithful to the writer's play.It sure was not easy to locate the story in America ,to find an actress in the Gloria Grahame mold and to recreate the riots and the atmosphere of America but they manage quite well.Barbara Laage is convincing and her last scene with the unfortunate black young man very moving.No exit indeed.It's quite possible that Sartre's story was inspired by black writer Richard Wright who took refuge in France .


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