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The Long Teeth (1953)

Les dents longues (original title)
A young journalist makes his debut in Lyon where he meets a young girl he falls in love with.He has big ambitions , nevertheless he hesitates to go to Paris.

Director:

Daniel Gélin

Writers:

Michel Audiard (dialogue), Michel Audiard (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danièle Delorme Danièle Delorme ... Eva Commandeur - la fiancée puis la femme de Louis
Daniel Gélin ... Louis Commandeur - un journaliste arriviste
Jean Chevrier ... Walter - le rédacteur en chef
Jean Debucourt ... Goudal
Olivier Hussenot Olivier Hussenot ... André Maurienne - le chroniqueur judiciaire
Colette Mars Colette Mars ... Lina-Zina
Louis Seigner ... Antoine Josserand
Christian Argentin Christian Argentin ... Bronnier
René Hiéronimus René Hiéronimus ... Renoir - un collaborateur du rédacteur en chef (as Hieronimus)
Joëlle Bernard Joëlle Bernard ... Raymonde Josserand
Robert Rollis Robert Rollis ... Bob - le barman de la discothèque (as Rollys)
Gaby Bruyère Gaby Bruyère ... Maud
Louis Bugette Louis Bugette ... Papa - le photographe
Judith Magre ... Une secrétaire (as Simone Chambord)
Yvette Etiévant ... Yvonne
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A young journalist makes his debut in Lyon where he meets a girl he falls in love with.He has big ambitions , nevertheless he hesitates to go to Paris.But his girlfriend ,Eva,understands that his future depends on this decision and urges him to leave for the capital.There he is hired by an important paper .Eva joins him and they marry.But soon he neglects her ,his job taking all his time and energy.Eve is proud of her husband's success,but the world they live in repels her. Written by dbdumonteil

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

28 March 1955 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

De vassa klorna See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Daniel and Danièle.
8 July 2006 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Daniel Gélin and Danièle Delorme were then husband and wife ,like in the movie,and they were among the best actors of the era.This is Gélin's only attempt as a director.The results are decent.

The screenplay was probably inspired by Guy de Maupassant's "Bel-Ami" :it tells the story of a go-getter,a journalist ,whose name ,"Commandeur" (sic) is revealing.The first picture shows an eager man,whose train is arriving in Paris and whose impatience and agitation show on his face .The depiction of the press is almost as harsh as in Mackendrick's "sweet smell of success" or Lang's "while the city sleeps" although there's nothing spectacular in "les Dents Longues" ,it's not a thriller or a film noir.

Anyway,the best scenes are to be found outside the (paper) office .The journalist's only child has meningitis.After a night during which they fight to save their boy,the man falls asleep.At dawn,a distraught wife walks across the room and simply says "Bruno is dead" .


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