Marie Latour, a woman of limited schooling, raises two children in a ratty flat during World War II in occupied France. In 1941, her husband Paul returns from German captivity, too weak to hold a job. Marie discovers she can make money performing abortions, using a soapy water douche. Many of her clients are knocked up by occupying Germans. She buys better food and clothes, looks for a new flat, and, through an acquaintance, who is a prostitute, rents out her bedrooms to hookers during the day. She's indifferent to Paul; his humiliations grow as does her income. She hopes to be a singer. Male Vichy umbrage and moral hypocrisy may upend her. What is she thinking?
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Based upon the true story of Marie-Louise Giraud. See more
I had a friend... She was taken away. A jew.
At least that can't happen to me. We're Normans. Nothing but hicks.
El Rancho Grande
Music by Emilio D. Uranga
English lyrics by Bartley Costello
French lyrics by Maurice Vandair
Performed by Tino Rossi See more