The Cape of Hope (1951)

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Lyria, a faded beauty who runs a seedy waterfront bar, is madly in love with Bob, a crooked attorney. Bob can't bring himself to confess his love for Minnie, the pretty daughter of Simon, a... See full summary »


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14 April 2002 | dbdumonteil
French asphalt jungle.
John Huston's classic "asphalt jungle" had been released the year before,and it might have influenced this now forgotten film.No matter if it's primarily a play adapted for the screen,the director efficiently uses the seashore :a shot shows Edwige Feuillère,walking along the sea;her silhouette becomes a shadow and disappears,then a wave washes off her footprints.

The plot is pure film noir.After a robbery ,gangsters are tracked down by the police.A corrupt lawyer and female betrayal recall "asphalt jungle"as well.The lines often verge on black humor. Edwige Feuillère portrays the only ambiguous character,the other ones are familiar faces of the film noir.Watchable but not particularly memorable.

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Crime | Drama

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Release Date:

14 November 1951

Language

French


Country of Origin

France, Italy

Filming Locations

Agay, Var, France

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