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Judgment of God (1952)

Le jugement de Dieu (original title)
Bavaria, 1433. Reason of state rules that Prince Albert is to marry Princess Bertha of Wurtemberg. But the fine-looking young man is loath to become the husband of a woman with pimples,flat... See full summary »

Director:

Raymond Bernard

Writers:

Raymond Bernard (adaptation), Bernard Zimmer (adaptation)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrée Debar ... Agnès Bernauer
Jean-Claude Pascal ... Le prince Albert de Bavière
Gabrielle Dorziat ... La margrave Josépha
Pierre Renoir ... Le duc Ernest de Bavière
Marcel Raine Marcel Raine ... Preising, le conseiller du Duc
Louis Seigner ... Le bourgmestre d'Augsbourg
Jean Barrère Jean Barrère ... Le comte Törring de Bavière
Georges Douking ... Le moine Enrique - commissaire de l'inquisition (as Douking)
Marie-France Planeze Marie-France Planeze ... Marie (as Marie-France Planez)
Olivier Hussenot Olivier Hussenot ... Gaspard Bernauer
Daniel Ceccaldi ... Théobald - le commis de M. Bernauer et amoureux d'Agnès
Pierre Paulet Pierre Paulet
Catherine Fonteney Catherine Fonteney ... Une bourgeoise
Olivier Mathot
Daniel Mendaille
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Bavaria, 1433. Reason of state rules that Prince Albert is to marry Princess Bertha of Wurtemberg. But the fine-looking young man is loath to become the husband of a woman with pimples,flat feet and no breast. Nevertheless, he has to obey his authoritarian father, Duke Ernest, and accompanied by faithful Count Törring, he mounts his steed and sets out for Würtemberg. Stopping in Augsburg, he falls in love with the daughter of a local barber-surgeon, pure and beautiful Agnès Bernauer. The couple is soon secretly married and both take refuge at the castle of Margravine Josepha, Albert's aunt, waiting for Ernest's consent. Unluckily Albert's father will not accept his son's union with a commoner and Albert, supported by Josepha and an army of common people, declares war on the Duke. They seem about to be victorious when Brother Enrique, a monk formerly in the Holy Inquisition, finds a way to reverse the situation: accusing Agnès of witchcraft... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Trivia

The young male star of the film started shooting the film as Jean Pascal but, following a complaint by a theater actor of the same name, changed his name to Jean-Claude Pascal. See more »

Quotes

Le duc de Bavière: One that has not been a revolutionary at twenty is to be pitied but one that has remained a revolutionary at forty is a fool.
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Remade as Famous Love Affairs (1961) See more »

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 August 1952 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Agnes Bernauer See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

B.U.P. Française See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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