Manon

Manon

Cécile Aubrey
Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot Cast: Cécile Aubrey
Cécile Aubrey
, Gabrielle Dorziat
Gabrielle Dorziat
, Michel Auclair
Michel Auclair
Henri-Georges Clouzot

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Overview

Updated from Abbe Prevost's Manon Lescaut, this non-operatic version of the familiar tale stars Cecile Aubrey in the title role. Accused of collaborating with the Nazis during WW II, Manon Lescaut is rescued by Robert Desgrieux (Michel Auclair). Safely ensconced in Paris with Robert, Manon falls victim to the machinations of her dishonest brother Leon (Serge Reggiani). Once more Robert comes to her rescue then takes his love with him to Palestine. Director Henri-Georges Clouzot departs most radically from the Prevost original in the closing scenes, which concentrate on a group of Jewish war refugees. Obviously under the influence of American film noir, Clouzot takes great delight in concentrating on society's castaways in Manon.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2015
UPC: 0644827203925
Original Release: 1949
Source: Reel Vault
Sales rank: 33,127

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cécile Aubrey Manon Lescaut
Gabrielle Dorziat Mme. Agnes
Michel Auclair Robert Des Grieux
Serge Reggiani Leon Lescaut
Raymond Souplex M. Paul
Andrex Marseilles Black Marketeer
Daniel Ivernel American Officer
Helena Manson Normandy Peasant
André Valmy Bandit Chief
Henri Vilbert Ship's Captain

Technical Credits
Henri-Georges Clouzot Director,Screenwriter
Paul-Edmond Decharme Producer
Max Douy Set Decoration/Design
Jean Ferry Screenwriter
Paul Misraki Score Composer
Armand Thirard Cinematographer

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