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Dilemma of Two Angels (1948)

Impasse des deux anges (original title)
Marianne, a stage actress, has decided to give up her career in order to marry a wealthy nobleman, Marquis Antoine de Fontaines. As a wedding present Antoine gives his future wife a ... See full summary »

Director:

Maurice Tourneur

Writer:

Jean-Paul Le Chanois (scenario and dialogue)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Meurisse ... Jean
Simone Signoret ... Anne-Marie / Marianne
Marcel Herrand ... Marquis Antoine de Fontaines
Paul Demange ... Minus
Jacques Castelot Jacques Castelot ... Le Vicomte
Marcelle Praince ... La Suchesse
Danièle Delorme Danièle Delorme ... Anne-Marie
François Patrice François Patrice ... Petit Gars (as François-Patrice)
Sinoël Sinoël ... Sylvain, le coiffeur
Paul Amiot Paul Amiot ... Le chef
André Nicard André Nicard
Jean Aymé ... Un invité
Charlotte Ecard Charlotte Ecard ... Céline
Gustave Gallet Gustave Gallet ... Le notaire
Jacqueline Marbaux Jacqueline Marbaux ... Catherine
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Marianne, a stage actress, has decided to give up her career in order to marry a wealthy nobleman, Marquis Antoine de Fontaines. As a wedding present Antoine gives his future wife a precious diamond necklace, which is coveted by a gang of crooks. Jean, one of them, is given the mission to approach Marianne and to steal the necklace from her. The only trouble is that when he meets her, she recognizes him as the man she once loved... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Dead End Of A Career
14 April 2020 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Actress Simone Signoret is the toast of Paris. She has been offered an international tour that her agent says is worth half a million to him. She's turned it down to marry Marquis Marcel Herrand. He's so madly in love with her that he's marrying her without a contract, which means everything is community property. This annoys his sister, whose sons will not inherit anything. She meets the family at a hoity-toity party, where the one person who isn't rude to her makes her feel worse because of his ineptness. Then, on the way home, she meets her old love who disappeared on her, Paul Meurisse.

Maurice Tourneur's last film wavers enchantingly between poetic realism and film noir, with an air of unhappiness lurking over everyone. The year after this movie came out, he was in a bad auto accident. His age made a recovery to work impossible. He died in 1961, aged 85, 48 years after he had entered the film industry.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

3 October 1948 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

De steeg der Twee Engelen See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris 6, Paris, France See more »

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B.U.P. Française See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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