Tag Archives: Louis Jouvet

Forfaiture (1937) Marcel L’Herbier, Victor Francen, Sessue Hayakawa, Louis Jouvet, Drama

forfaiture-aka-the-cheat-1937
Un riche collectionneur japonais propose a Edith, dame du grand monde, de lui donner l’argent qu’elle a detourne, produit d’une vente de charite, a l’unique condition qu’elle se donne a lui. Malgre sa repugnance, Edith accepte. Mais elle regagne au jeu la somme escroquee… Ce film est un remake du film de Cecil B. De Mille “The Cheat” et un de ces grands succes qui deciderent plusieurs cineastes en herbe francais a se lancer definitivement dans la carriere cinematographique.
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Entre onze heures et minuit / Between Eleven and Midnight (1949) Henri Decoin, Louis Jouvet, Madeleine Robinson, Léo Lapara, Crime, Drama, Mystery

Entre onze heures et minuit (1949)
Between eleven o’clock and midnight one evening, a notorious trafficker Jérôme Vidauban is shot dead whilst walking in a subway in Paris. The case is assigned to Inspector Carrel, who is Vidauban’s perfect double. Using his resemblance to the arch criminal, Carrel manages to infiltrate Vidauban’s circle of acquaintances and contacts. He becomes embroiled in a bizarre web of intrigue and discovers no shortage of possible murder suspects, all of whom appear to be surprised to see him still alive…
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Knock (1951) Guy Lefranc, Louis Jouvet, Jean Brochard, Pierre Renoir, Comedy

Knock (1951)
Saint-Maurice, an ordinary peaceful village, lived healthily so much so that the local doctor’s practice was scant. But that was before Dr. Parpalaid retired and was replaced by a charlatan by the name of Knock. A real genius this one, for he soon managed to persuade everyone that they were ill. And not only didn’t they resent him but they even loved their physician, who made a fortune and brought prosperity to the village by turning it into a big hospital.
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Un carnet de bal / Dance Program (1937) Julien Duvivier, Marie Bell, Françoise Rosay, Louis Jouvet, Drama

Un carnet de bal (1937)
After the death of her husband, Christine realizes she has possibly wasted her life by marrying him instead of the man towards whom, in her youth, she had a stronger inclination. To overcome these dreary thoughts, she decides to find out about him and the other men who danced with her during a ball that was a turning point in her life, many years ago. She pays a visit to those forgotten acquaintances one after the other; Christine is not only surprised to see how they have fared, but also discovers the impact she had, unknowingly, on the feelings and the destiny of these persons.
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