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The Adultress (1953)

Thérèse Raquin (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 6 November 1953 (France)
A truckdriver kills the husband of the woman he loves, and becomes the object of blackmail.

Director:

Marcel Carné

Writers:

Émile Zola (novel), Marcel Carné (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Simone Signoret ... Thérèse Raquin
Raf Vallone ... Laurent
Jacques Duby Jacques Duby ... Camille Raquin
Maria Pia Casilio Maria Pia Casilio ... Georgette, la bonne
Marcel André Marcel André ... Michaud
Martial Rèbe Martial Rèbe ... Grivet (as Martial Rebe)
Paul Frankeur ... Le contrôleur
Alain Terrane Alain Terrane ... Un camioneur
Bernard Véron Bernard Véron ... Le postier
Jean Sylvère Jean Sylvère ... (as Jean Sylvere)
Francette Vernillat Francette Vernillat ... Françoise, la bossue
Lucien Hubert Lucien Hubert ... Le chef de gare de Dijon
Jacques Hilling Jacques Hilling ... (as Jacques Hiling)
Jean Rozenberg Jean Rozenberg
Madeleine Barbulée Madeleine Barbulée ... Madame Noblet, une cliente (as Madeleine Barbulé)
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Storyline

Therese has a boring life. She married Camille, her cousin, a sickly haberdasher, fully dominated by his mother (who lives with them). She dreams about passion. One day comes a truckdriver, Laurent... and of course they fall in love. But they will be pursued by fate. Written by Yepok

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ONE MOMENT OF PASSION - and these two plunge deeper and deeper into the coils of their crime! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

6 November 1953 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Adultress See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System PM51)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Raf Vallone refused to be dubbed in the French version and had his contract amended accordingly. The scenario was also slightly changed to "Italianize" the character of Laurent. See more »

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an invented Thérèse Raquin
26 November 2002 | by esteban1747See all my reviews

If someone wants to see this film, I advise better to read the book of Emile Zola first then to see the film, and you will agree with me that Marcel Carné did nothing else than changing the real story of the book written by Zola. Simone Signoret is a Thérèse sometime shy, sometime aggressive as she really was in the book, Vallone had better performance as Laurent, but not very much convincingly. The end of the plot is not the one shown in the film. It is strange to see a distorted French story in a French-made film, but this is the case. Hopefully Zola did not see it.


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