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Vautrin the Thief (1943)

Vautrin (original title)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Simon ... Jacques Collin dit Vautrin
Madeleine Sologne Madeleine Sologne ... Esther Gobseck
Renée Albouy Renée Albouy ... Madame d'Espard
Marcel André Marcel André ... Camusot
Lucienne Bogaert ... Europe
Gisèle Casadesus ... Clotilde de Grandlieu
Georges Colin Georges Colin ... Cotenson
Nane Germon Nane Germon ... Madame Camusot
Pierre Labry Pierre Labry ... Paccard
Michèle Lahaye Michèle Lahaye ... Madame de Sérizy
Tony Laurent Tony Laurent ... Le chef de la Sûreté
Georges Marny Georges Marny ... Rastignac
Line Noro ... Asie
Gisèle Préville Gisèle Préville ... Madame de Maufrigneuse
Guillaume de Sax Guillaume de Sax ... Le gouverneur


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10 November 1949 (USA) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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When released, a French newspaper once stated "The cinema has condemned us to seeing the base, disgusting, revolting face that Michel Simon gives to Vautrin". Denounced as Jewish, his photo was on view at the anti-Semite exhibition at the Berlitz Palace. See more »


Remake of Trompe-la-Mort (1914) See more »

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La Comédie Humaine
27 January 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

A fine Balzac adaptation,featuring Michel Simon at the top of his game ,with good support from George Marchal and Madeleine Sologne.

Simon portrays Vautrin who escaped from penal colony and did not become a Jean Valjean,although a cop is hot on his heels.Disguised as a priest,he helps his protégé Lucien make his way in the posh society.He wants him to marry into money ,even if he loves someone else.Simon spins a web : it's Lucien's true love who will be the hook,a rich greybeard will be the fish and the young man will "eat the fried fish".

A splendid depiction of the wealthy society in the French nineteenth century.

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