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The Story of Adele H ()

L'histoire d'Adèle H. (original title)
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Adèle Hugo's unrequited love for a lieutenant.

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Adèle Hugo / Adèle Lewly
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Lt Albert Pinson
Sylvia Marriott ...
Mrs. Saunders
Joseph Blatchley ...
Mr. Whistler
Ivry Gitlis ...
Hypnotist
Louise Bourdet ...
Victor Hugo's servant
Cecil De Sausmarez ...
Mr. Lenoir
Ruben Dorey ...
Mr. Saunders
Clive Gillingham ...
Keaton
Roger Martin ...
Doctor Murdock
M. White ...
Colonel White (as Mr White)
Madame Louise ...
Madame Baa
Jean-Pierre Leursse ...
Black penpusher
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Geoffroy Crook ...
George, servant at Johnstone's (uncredited)
Chantal Durpoix ...
Young whore (uncredited)
Raymond Falla ...
Judge Johnstone (uncredited)
David Foote ...
David, a young boy (uncredited)
Jacques Frejabue ...
Cabinetmaker (uncredited)
Carl Hathwell ...
Lt. Pinson's Batman (uncredited)
Edward J. Jackson ...
O'Brien (uncredited)
Aurelia Mansion ...
Widow with dog (uncredited)
Thi-Loan Nguyen ...
Madmoiselle Tilly, assistant of hypnotist (uncredited)
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Officer (uncredited)
Ralph Williams ...
Canadian (uncredited)

Directed by

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François Truffaut

Written by

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François Truffaut ... (screenplay) &
Jean Gruault ... (screenplay) &
Suzanne Schiffman ... (screenplay)
 
Frances Vernor Guille ... (collaboration) (as Frances V. Guille)
 
Adèle Hugo ... (diary)

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Néstor Almendros ... (as Nestor Almendros)

Film Editing by

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Martine Barraqué ... (as Martine Barraque)
Yann Dedet
Jean Gargonne
Michèle Neny ... (as Michele Neny)
Muriel Zeleny

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Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko ... (as Jean-Pierre Kohut)

Costume Design by

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Jacqueline Guyot

Makeup Department

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Chantal Durpoix ... hair stylist
Thi-Loan Nguyen ... makeup artist (as Thi-Loan N'Guyen)

Production Management

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Marcel Berbert ... production manager
Claude Miller ... production manager
Patrick Millet ... unit manager
Roland Thénot ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Carl Hathwell ... second assistant director
Suzanne Schiffman ... assistant director

Art Department

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Daniel Braunschweig ... property master

Sound Department

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Michel Laurent ... sound
Jacques Maumont ... sound mixer
Jean-Pierre Ruh ... sound

Camera and Electrical Department

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Florent Bazin ... assistant camera
Charlie Freess ... key grip (as Charles Freess)
Jean-Claude Gasché ... chief electrician (as Jean-Claude Gasche)
Dominique Le Rigoleur ... assistant camera
Jean-Claude Rivière ... assistant camera (as Jean-Claude Riviere)

Music Department

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Maurice Jaubert ... music by
Patrice Mestral ... conductor
Jacques Noureddine ... performer: sax solo
François Porcile ... musical consultant

Other crew

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Jan Dawson ... translator
Christine Pellé ... script supervisor (as Christine Pelle)
Georges Aminel ... voice (uncredited)

Thanks

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Carol McDaid ... thanks (as Carol Mc Daid Seib)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Halifax, 1863. A young woman, Miss Lewly, comes to Halifax to search for Lt Pinson, with whom she is madly in love. Actually, she is Adèle Hugo, the second daughter of the great French literary figure and statesman. The Lt Pinson does not answer to her love and makes her understand it is hopeless. But as her obsession grows she keeps chasing and harassing him. This film about passionate yet obsessive love and self-destruction is based upon the real diary of Adèle Hugo. Written by Yepok

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Also Known As
  • The Story of Adele H (United States)
  • Diario íntimo de Adela H. (Spain)
  • Adelen tarina (Finland)
  • Η Ιστορία της Αντέλ Ουγκό (Greece)
  • La historia de Adela H. (Argentina)
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  • 96 min
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Trivia Initially planned as a grand-scale spectacular drama with Jeanne Moreau to play the lead, then Catherine Deneuve (then having an affair with François Truffaut) was considered for the role. The film took 7 years to be made, and finally Truffaut decided on Isabelle Adjani whom he noticed on a TV broadcast of the Comédie Française: See more »
Goofs The hypnotist has a plant in the audience pretending to be a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which was not set up until a decade after the story's setting of 1863 See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 48th Annual Academy Awards (1976). See more »
Quotes Adèle Hugo: I'm your wife. Forever. We'll stay together until we die.
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