6 April 2019 | happytrigger-64-390517
few jail scenes in fact
Viviane Romance as a singer in a Montmartre cabaret, I couldn't miss this one, and she plays just like Arletty (who's better at that game). There's also Marguerite Deval as the colorful old lady "helping" poor lost young girl, what a fun ("Police in my bedroom?"). In this melo, a young girl (Renée Saint-Cyr) with no parents comes out of jail after have robbed and injured her abusing employer. Her jail friend has sent her to the old lady (Marguerite Deval) "helping" lost girls and she becomes victim of blackmail by the disgusting hoodlum played by Georges Flamant. We already had appreciated him in "la Chienne" : during the shooting he fell in love with the main actress, Janie Marèse, and as it was his first movie, he didn't control his new movie star profession, bought a sport car and had a crash with Janie who died. It didn't help him for the next movies, but married Viviane Romance and had already played together in "le Puritain" and "l'Etrange Monsieur Victor", then again in "Gibraltar", "Angélica", "la Tradition de Minuit", "Vénus Aveugle", "Cartacalha, Reine des Gitans", "Feu Sacré", "Une Femme Dans la Nuit" (their last one, they divorced in 1942). Don't miss the scene when they meet again when Viviane Romance gets out of jail, they sure look happy. But what a sad beginning of career with that car accident, it happened also to Tod Browning and even Clouzot after the war.