Pourquoi viens-tu si tard? (Too Late to Love). 1959. France. Directed by Henri Decoin. Screenplay by Decoin, Michel Audiard, Pierre Roustang. With Michèle Morgan, Henri Vidal, Francis Blanche. 100 min.
Matinee idol Henri Vidal stars as a happy-go-lucky photojournalist who finds life’s deeper meaning when he falls in love with a lawyer (Michèle Morgan, Vidal’s real-life wife) whose confident demeanor hides a dark secret. This glossy melodrama finds Audiard working in an unfamiliar milieu.