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The Moment of Truth (1952)

La minute de vérité (original title)
Approved | | Drama | 7 May 1954 (USA)
On the night of their tenth anniversary, Doctor Rene Richard accidentally discovers that his wife, actress Madeleine Richard, has been having an affair with a disturbed artist, Daniel ... See full summary »

Director:

Jean Delannoy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michèle Morgan ... Madeleine Richard
Jean Gabin ... Pierre Richard
Walter Chiari ... Un client du cabaret
Daniel Gélin ... Daniel Prévost
Denise Clair Denise Clair ... Madame Nicolas - la concierge
Doris Duranti Doris Duranti ... Madame Berlinga
Lia Di Leo Lia Di Leo ... Madame Meunier
Simone Paris Simone Paris ... Mony
Robert Dalban ... Taboureau
Jim Gérald Jim Gérald ... Eddy - le patron du 'Zéro de conduite'
Raphaël Patorni Raphaël Patorni ... L'acteur partenaire
Denise Precheur Denise Precheur ... Rose - la bonne
Jean-Marc Tennberg Jean-Marc Tennberg ... L'interne
René Génin René Génin ... Le gardien de l'église d'Assy
Georges Bever Georges Bever ... Un patient (as Bever)
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On the night of their tenth anniversary, Doctor Rene Richard accidentally discovers that his wife, actress Madeleine Richard, has been having an affair with a disturbed artist, Daniel Prevost who has just attempted suicide. He confronts her and she spends the night trying to explain the reasons for her infidelity...he took their marriage for granted, he spent too much time at work, he appeared to be attracted to his pretty assistant and yada, yada, yada...in two languages and some badly-dubbed English. Will he buy this? Will they stay together? Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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...the candid drama of a doctor and his actress wife.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 May 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Moment of Truth See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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13 March 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

after the final credits, the only real significant memory are the actors. Michele Morgan, Jean Gabin, Daniel Gelin. and, maybe, the church. not because the film is far by expectations of the viewer. but because it is well known. so French, so "50 s. a sentimental adventure. the wife and the husband conflict. words, crumbs from past, explanations. gestures, forms of romanticism. and the final solution. it is not exactly Who is afraid of Virginia Woolf ? not a war. only a duel. and this detail transforms all. because it is a part from a long tradition in French cinema , basis for styles and scripts and acting. a cinema of contemplation. cinema of escape. a cinema of dream in clothes of reality.bitter but fragile. convincing but like a snowflake. the actors. that is it.


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