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Le cap de l'espérance (1951)

Lyria, a faded beauty who runs a seedy waterfront bar, is madly in love with Bob, a crooked attorney. Bob can't bring himself to confess his love for Minnie, the pretty daughter of Simon, a... See full summary »

Director:

Raymond Bernard

Writers:

Jean-José Lacour (play), José-André Lacour (play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edwige Feuillère ... Lyria
Frank Villard ... Robert 'Bob' Legeay
Jean Debucourt ... Commissaire André Troyon
Paolo Stoppa Paolo Stoppa ... Simon Liakim
Jean-Marc Tennberg Jean-Marc Tennberg ... Georges Monval
Jean Témerson Jean Témerson ... Docteur Pagolos
William Tubbs William Tubbs ... Commodore Rinaldi
Philippe Olive Philippe Olive ... Le notaire
Maurice Schutz ... Marquis du Taillis
Jean Hébey Jean Hébey ... M. Flavey
Albert Michel Albert Michel ... Un joueur de cartes
Jean Thielment Jean Thielment ... Hugo, le barman (as Jean Tielment)
Gérard Buhr
Claude Lehmann Claude Lehmann ... (as Claude Lehman)
André Valmy André Valmy ... Sem
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Lyria, a faded beauty who runs a seedy waterfront bar, is madly in love with Bob, a crooked attorney. Bob can't bring himself to confess his love for Minnie, the pretty daughter of Simon, a safe cracker. In order to run away with her, Bob, one of the masterminds of a big-time robbery, betrays his friends. But Lyria, who has found out what is happening, makes Minnie fall into a deadly trap... Written by Guy Bellinger

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attorney | lawyer | based on play | See All (3) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 November 1951 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Brännande guld See more »

Filming Locations:

Agay, Var, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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French asphalt jungle.
14 April 2002 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

John Huston's classic "asphalt jungle" had been released the year before,and it might have influenced this now forgotten film.No matter if it's primarily a play adapted for the screen,the director efficiently uses the seashore :a shot shows Edwige Feuillère,walking along the sea;her silhouette becomes a shadow and disappears,then a wave washes off her footprints.

The plot is pure film noir.After a robbery ,gangsters are tracked down by the police.A corrupt lawyer and female betrayal recall "asphalt jungle"as well.The lines often verge on black humor. Edwige Feuillère portrays the only ambiguous character,the other ones are familiar faces of the film noir.Watchable but not particularly memorable.


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