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A woman, named simply "Elle" and her husband, a wealthy industrialist, are not on the best of terms. While she enjoys the way he caters to her every whim, she wonders whether he really loves... See more »

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Zed - le détective
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Elle
Nicolas Koline ...
Le mari
Camille Bardou ...
Le président du Club
Huguette Delacroix ...
La Grand Mère (as Mme. A. de la Croix)
Franco Zellas ...
(as François Zellas)
Paul Franceschi
Jules de Spoly

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Ivan Mozzhukhin

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Ivan Mozzhukhin ... (scenario)

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Alexandre Kamenka ... producer

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Joseph-Louis Mundwiller
Nikolai Toporkoff

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Boris Bilinsky
Eduardo Gosch
Alexandre Lochakoff

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Pierre Schild ... (as Lakka Schildknecht)

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Loris Bernot ... music recordist and mixer

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  • Pathé Consortium Cinéma (1923) (France) (theatrical)
  • Flicker Alley (2013) (United States) (DVD) (as 'The Burning Crucible') (on 'French Masterworks: Russian Émigrés in Paris 1923-1928' collection)

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Plot Summary

A woman, named simply "Elle" and her husband, a wealthy industrialist, are not on the best of terms. While she enjoys the way he caters to her every whim, she wonders whether he really loves her. He, on the other hand, torments himself by imagining rivals. One morning she awakens from a nightmare in which she has been pursued by a man in various guises, who turns out to be the famous Detective Z, whose memoirs she has been reading. When she and her husband quarrel over leaving Paris permanently for a country estate, he goes to the "Trouve Tout" Agency and hires, of all people, Detective Z, to win back her affection. She promptly steals their marriage contract. Z tracks down the document and is nearly seduced in the process, but he resists her and returns to the comforts of home, his adoring mother, and a pet bulldog. In a chic restaurant one evening, she challenges him to a dancing duel, which he wins. After her confession of love, he goes home with a toothache. The contract is returned, the married couple plan to go away on a trip - all is ending as it should... Written by Jose Guilherme Correa

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Also Known As
  • The Burning Brazier (United States)
  • The Burning Crucible (United States)
  • Ehegeschichten (Germany)
  • Miasto rozkoszy (Poland)
  • O Braseiro Ardente (Portugal)
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Trivia Nathalie Lissenko and Ivan Mozzhukhin not only co-starred in this and many other movies, they were married. They emigrated to France, along with many other Russian actors and artists, after the Bolshevik Revolution. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Historia del cine: Epoca muda (1983). See more »

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