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Monsieur des Lourdines (1943)

A young man ,who cannot stand his life in the country anymore leaves for Paris and squanders his parents' fortune.

Director:

Pierre de Hérain

Writers:

André Obey (adaptation), André Obey (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raymond Rouleau ... Anthime des Lourdines
Germaine Dermoz ... Madame des Lourdines
Mila Parély Mila Parély ... Nelly
Constant Rémy ... Monsieur des Lourdines
Jacques Varennes ... La Marzelière
Jean Debucourt ... Le docteur (as Jean Debucourt de la Comédie-Française)
Louis Salou ... Muller
Pierre Jourdan ... Flibure
Jacques Castelot Jacques Castelot ... Le prince Stimov
Robert Dhéry ... Désiré
Camille Guérini Camille Guérini ... Nestor
Jeanne Fusier-Gir Jeanne Fusier-Gir ... Perrette
Paul Faivre Paul Faivre ... Célestin
Madeleine Suffel Madeleine Suffel ... Julie
André Carnège André Carnège ... Le notaire
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A young man ,who cannot stand his life in the country anymore leaves for Paris and squanders his parents' fortune;then the falls into the clutches of an usurer .Being 600 000 Francs in debt, he asks for a little help from his dad who ,unbeknownst to his wife ,sells his valuable properties ,which causes her premature death.The young man realizes what he has done .He will stay in his region and marry his childhood friend. Written by dbdumonteil

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

5 July 1946 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

O Sr. de Lurdines See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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13 November 2018 | by happytrigger-64-390517See all my reviews

"Monsieur des Lourdines" is the first movie directed by Pierre de Hérain who directed four other movies in the 40's. "Paméla", "Le Mannequin Assassiné" and "Marlène" are not very convincing. "L'Amour Autour de la Maison" is quite hard to find but remains his best movie. "Monsieur des Lourdines" is also a good movie, it tells the story of a rich family living in a castle in the countryside and whose young son goes to Paris and loses his family's fortune at game. He understands his faults and tries to rebuild his family. Strong casting with Raymond Rouleau perfect as the young man, Germaine Dermoz, Constant Rémy, Jean Debucourt, Louis Salou, ... and Carette. Sharp cinematography by the great Philippe Agostini.

What I don't understand is how is it possible that such fine movie is still unavailable. Like so many french movies from that era, the great classics are edited (movies by Carné, Duvivier, Clouzot, ...) but there are dozens of movies from the 30's to the 60's that are forgotten and buried. When shall we see "La Grande Meute" which is close to "Monsieur des Lourdines" but so much stronger? When shall we see "le Secret de Madame Clapain"? And so many others. Such a shame.


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