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La peur (1936)

A lady who had a secret affair lives in fear.

Director:

Viktor Tourjansky

Writers:

Stefan Zweig (novel), Jean-Pierre Feydeau (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gaby Morlay ... Irène Sylvain
Charles Vanel ... Robert Sylvain
Jane Lamy Jane Lamy ... Denise Hémon
Ginette Leclerc
Jeanne Lion Jeanne Lion ... Louise
Odette Talazac Odette Talazac ... Die Herzogin
Mme Aucoc Mme Aucoc
Paulette Burguet Paulette Burguet
Mireille Colussi Mireille Colussi ... Mireille (as Petite Mireille Colussi)
Georges Péclet Georges Péclet ... Henri Hémon
Georges Flamant ... Mimille
Pierre Labry Pierre Labry ... Poudroux
Léon Arvel Léon Arvel ... Der Generalprokurator (as Arvel)
Georges Morton Georges Morton ... Der Amerikaner (as Morton)
André Siméon André Siméon ... Victor (as Siméon)
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A married woman falls for a handsome pianist .As she loves her not-so-handsome husband and her dear children,she decides to break up. But the cuckolded husband feels there is something wrong.Being a lawyer ,he 's got a client who killed his wife and her lover in a fit of anger.And when he delivers his vibrant plea,his wife is in the courtroom and she hears everything.She feels guilt. Written by dbdumonteil

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 April 1936 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

U vrtlogu jedne noći See more »

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Production Co:

Prociné Standard See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Connections

Version of Fear (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Concerto No.1
(uncredited)
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Fear is a woman's best friend.(or is it?)
6 August 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Married woman (Morlay) falls for a handsome pianist .As she loves her not-so-handsome hubby (Vanel) and her dear children,she decides to break up.

But the cuckolded husband feels there is something wrong.Being a lawyer ,he 's got a client who killed his wife and her lover in a fit of anger.And when he delivers his vibrant plea,his wife is in the courtroom and she hears everything.She feels guilt.But the straw that breaks the camel's back is a woman (Suzy Prim) the lover has ditched who blackmails the unfaithful wife. Soon she runs out of money and the blackmailer demands her necklace (some kind of equivalent of the "ferrets" in Dumas'"Les Trois Mousquetaires".)Now the poor lady lives in fear ("la Peur").

Tourjansky's film is not mentioned in Jean Tulard's "Dictionniare des Réalisateurs" .It is not mentioned in both Morlay's and Vanel's filmographies either.It was probably recently restored but it's not a major find.The only original thing is the final unexpected twist.


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