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Le coeur et l'argent (1912)

The innkeeper's daughter is in love, but her mother has already decided that she is going to be married to another man. Raymond, the young woman's fiancé, is devastated. After a few ... See full summary »

Directors:

Louis Feuillade (co-director), Léonce Perret (co-director)

Writer:

Louis Feuillade
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Cast

Credited cast:
Suzanne Grandais ... Suzanne Mauguiot
Renée Carl ... Madame Mauguiot
Raymond Lyon Raymond Lyon ... Raymond
Paul Manson Paul Manson ... Monsieur Vernier, le châtelain
Henri Gallet Henri Gallet ... The Lawyer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aurelio Sidney ... (as Aurele Sydney)
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The innkeeper's daughter is in love, but her mother has already decided that she is going to be married to another man. Raymond, the young woman's fiancé, is devastated. After a few expository scenes, this extremely simple plot becomes fragmented into two mirror-like flashbacks, shown in split-screen: she dreams of her past happiness with her beloved, embracing her during a boat excursion on a pond, he has a nightmare where she is seen embracing the other man. Raymond loses his mind and repudiates the innocent woman, she commits suicide. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

France

Release Date:

23 August 1912 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Heart and Money See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The Heart and the Money
10 August 2010 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Le coeur et l'argent (1912)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Mildly entertaining drama about Suzanne (Suzanne Grandais), a young woman who is forced by her mother (Renee Carl) to give up the poor man she loves and instead marry a rich one. The rich man dies shortly after the wedding but in his will he states that Suzanne gets everything as long as she never marries another man. Does she keep the money or does she give it up and go back to the man she really loves? This tragic drama has some good things going for it but as I make my way through Feuillande's portion of the Gaumont Treasures Collection I'm starting to realize that he didn't like editing. I say this for a couple reasons. The first is that his films look very old-fashioned as they don't feature any editing, no close-ups and nothing to really build much drama as the camera pretty much stays in one place and doesn't move. Another problem with the lack of editing is that scenes just drag on and on and on for no reasons other than to build up the running time. There are numerous scenes that just keep running on and on and in the end they really don't get anything done except for the added time. Just take a look at the scene where Suzanne must decide if she wants to escape the will or not. You know what's coming yet we get a good minute or two of her just sitting there with nothing going on. I'm really not sure why so many of his films have stuff like this but a little less would have meant a lot more. I thought Grandais was very good in her role and the ending is certainly one you won't see coming but it's done very well.


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