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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

Genres:

Drama | Crime | Romance

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

17 September 1958 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Is My Profession See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,500,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 27922 delivered on 10-10-1958. See more »

Connections

Featured in A Journey Through French Cinema (2016) See more »

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Thème D'Amour
Writte and Performed by René Cloërec Et Son Orchestre
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STRANGE LITTLE MELODRAMA WITH BEAUTIFUL BARDOT!
22 September 2004 | by shepardjessicaSee all my reviews

Gorgeous Brigitte Bardot is perfect as the mixed-up, spoiled young woman carrying on with an older attorney (Jean Gabin)who sets up her own fate. Mr. Gabin has always been a marvelous actor with a commanding presence at all times. Nice music and cinematography, but it's Ms. Bardot who makes it worthwhile. Beside her looks and sex appeal, her personality always shines through and she seems very comfortable on screen, even at a young age.

A 7 out of 10. Best performance = B. Bardot. You never quite knew where this film was going to end up, but it reaches a touching ending of closure for all concerned.


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