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Love Is My Profession (1958)

En cas de malheur (original title)
Married French lawyer Andre defends succesfully the case of Yvette, who committed a robbery. He falls in love with her, but she isn't true to him.

Director:

Claude Autant-Lara

Writers:

Jean Aurenche (screenplay), Pierre Bost (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Gabin ... Maître André Gobillot
Brigitte Bardot ... Yvette Maudet
Edwige Feuillère ... Viviane Gobillot
Nicole Berger ... Janine - la bonne d'Yvette
Madeleine Barbulée Madeleine Barbulée ... Bordenave
Gabrielle Fontan Gabrielle Fontan ... Mme Langlois
Jacques Clancy Jacques Clancy ... Duret - assistant de Gobillot
Annick Allières Annick Allières ... Noémie - l'amie d'Yvette
Suzanne Grey Suzanne Grey ... La fleuriste
Edith Cérou Edith Cérou ... (as Edith Cerou)
Hubert de Lapparent Hubert de Lapparent ... L'avocat du bijoutier
Georges Seey Georges Seey ... Le bijoutier (as Georges Scey)
Julien Bertheau ... L'inspecteur
Jacques Marin ... Le réceptionniste de l'hôtel Trianon
Claude Magnier Claude Magnier ... Gaston
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Storyline

Married French lawyer Andre defends succesfully the case of Yvette, who committed a robbery. He falls in love with her, but she isn't true to him. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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A frankly shocking film about a man's obsession with his mistress

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Drama | Crime | Romance

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

17 September 1958 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$49,454
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Pierre Bost, who had got ill, did not write a single line of the screenplay. See more »

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Version of In All Innocence (1998) See more »

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Amoureux
Writte and Performed by René Cloërec Et Son Orchestre
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A famous Belgian!
5 November 2019 | by brogmillerSee all my reviews

I have no doubt that every cinephile has his or her own favourite adaptation of the prolific Belgian novelist Georges Simenon. This is certainly one of mine. The legendary partnership of Jean Aurenche and Pierre Bost have written the screenplay and it is directed by Claude Autant - Lara whose last great film this was before his downward curve. Jean Gabin's performance is faultless as the world-weary lawyer and Brigitte Bardot, in probably her best role, is the femme fatale with whom he becomes infatuated. Bardot herself was dismissive of most of the films in her career but I would be very surprised if this were one of them. The film is beautifully shot by Jacques Nattau with an excellent score by the director's favoured composer Rene Cloerec. No review of this film would be complete without mentioning the divine Edwige Feuiliere, one of the greatest stage actresses of her generation. Many of her film roles alas were not worthy of her supreme talents but in this she is tremendous as the wife who turns a blind eye to her husband's peccadilloes. When, I wonder,does complacency become complicity? Subject for debate!


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