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Vautrin the Thief (1943)

Vautrin (original title)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Simon ... Jacques Collin dit Vautrin
Madeleine Sologne Madeleine Sologne ... Esther Gobseck
Renée Albouy Renée Albouy ... Madame d'Espard
Marcel André Marcel André ... Camusot
Lucienne Bogaert ... Europe
Gisèle Casadesus ... Clotilde de Grandlieu
Georges Colin Georges Colin ... Cotenson
Nane Germon Nane Germon ... Madame Camusot
Pierre Labry Pierre Labry ... Paccard
Michèle Lahaye Michèle Lahaye ... Madame de Sérizy
Tony Laurent Tony Laurent ... Le chef de la Sûreté
Georges Marny Georges Marny ... Rastignac
Line Noro ... Asie
Gisèle Préville Gisèle Préville ... Madame de Maufrigneuse
Guillaume de Sax Guillaume de Sax ... Le gouverneur


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Release Date:

10 November 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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1.37 : 1
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When released, a French newspaper once stated "The cinema has condemned us to seeing the base, disgusting, revolting face that Michel Simon gives to Vautrin". Denounced as Jewish, his photo was on view at the anti-Semite exhibition at the Berlitz Palace. See more »


Remake of Trompe-la-Mort (1914) See more »

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Vautrin by Pierre Billon

"Vautrin" is another forgotten gem in french cinema directed by Pierre Billon who did the excellent "l'homme au chapeau rond", and only one review by the usual excellent french cinema connoisseur. "Vautrin" is perfect from beginning to end, thanks to an excellent cast directed with full energy and an intelligent script with punch lines. Enjoy Michel Simon with his two faces, Jacques Varennes always excellent in the high society characters, even Madeleine Sologne in brunette is good and matches with George Marchal, I didn't recognize her after her disastrous performance in "un ami viendra ce soir" I've just seen before. And there's a dance scene with delicious dance star Lycette Darsonval, who appeared the same year in "Douce". Yes, Pierre Billon deserves recognition, he could be a great writer and a fine actor director.

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