• Deadlier than the Male

    1956. France. Julien Duvivier. 114 min.

Friday, May 22, 2009, 8:00 p.m.


  • Deadlier than the Male

    1956. France. Directed by Julien Duvivier. Screenplay by Julien Duvivier, Charles Dorat, Maurice Bessy. With Jean Gabin, Danièle Delorme, Robert Arnoux, Gérard Blain. "Duvivier's darkest study of moral depravity, this is a harrowing drama of a successful restauranteur (Gabin) who takes in and marries a young, angel-faced orphan (Delorme), only to discover she is the conniving daughter of his vengeful ex-wife. The film marked the definitive screen gentrification of Gabin, now in his fifties and destined to play middle-class patriarchs and gentlemen gangsters. Robert Gys's studio reconstruction of the Halles food market is a masterpiece of production design" (Lenny Borger). In French; English subtitles. 114 min.

In the Film exhibition Julien Duvivier

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