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Abus de confiance (1937)

Imposture helps an orphan girl become a lawyer.

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(as Henry Decoin)

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(adaptation), (adaptation) (as Henry Decoin) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lydia
... Jacques Ferney
Yvette Lebon ... Alice
Pierre Mingand ... Pierre Montant
... Paul - un étudiant
René Bergeron ... Dieulafoy (as Bergeron)
Lucien Dayle ... Le logeur
Svetlana Pitoëff ... Renée Leclerc
Nicole de Rouves ... La prostituée
Gaston Séverin ... Maître Fortier
Lucien Callamand ... Le valet de chambre
... L'homme du cimetière
Yvonne Yma ... La postulante
Pierre Athon
Sarah Clèves ... La patronne de la gargote
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An orphan ,Lydia, follows her best friend's not so good piece of advice:pretending to be a wealthy writer's natural child.There is some excuse:her grandmother passed away and she couldn't pay the rent anymore and continue her law studies ;besides ,every time she thinks she's got a job,the macho men want to abuse her.As an impostor,she's welcomed with open arms everywhere.Later on,when she becomes a lawyer,she will defend a young delinquent who committed the same fault as her:identity usurpation. Written by dbdumonteil

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DANIELLE DARRIEUX in a magnificent dramatic role of MODERN life - depicting, as never before, the boundless histrionic talent of the scintillating French cinema star.

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30 November 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Abuso de Confiança  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented USA telecast of this film occurred Monday 25 September 1944 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). See more »

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