Sins of Youth (1958)

Péché de jeunesse (original title)
In a small provincial town, the boarding-house is run by Mathilde Belin, the overindulging and over-demanding mother of Paul. When she is told by her envious sister Charlotte that her son ... See full summary »

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Louis Duchesne
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Credited cast:
Madeleine Robinson ... Mathilde Belin
Françoise Alban Françoise Alban ... Charlotte Bertier
Agnès Laurent ... Catherine
Gil Vidal ... Paul Belin
René Dary ... L'oncle Léon Bertier
Evelyne Ker ... Germaine
Maurice Sarfati Maurice Sarfati ... René Perrin
Liliane Maigné Liliane Maigné ... Mademoiselle Bourdin
Georges Baconnet Georges Baconnet ... 'L'oncle' de Mademoiselle Bourdin
Robert Vattier ... Monsieur Chale, un pensionnaire
Michèle Dimitri Michèle Dimitri ... Evelyne
Marcelle Arnold Marcelle Arnold ... La pâtissière Madame Rapine
Pierre Ferval Pierre Ferval ... Hardouin - un joueur de billard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Bayard Charles Bayard
Jean Dunot Jean Dunot ... Le réceptionniste de l'hôtel
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In a small provincial town, the boarding-house is run by Mathilde Belin, the overindulging and over-demanding mother of Paul. When she is told by her envious sister Charlotte that her son is having a secret affair with Catherine, a salesgirl, she becomes furious and starts doing everything in her power to separate the lovebirds. Now Catherine gets pregnant and taking advantage of Peul's weakness, Mathilde puts pressure on Catherine so that she has an abortion. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Award : Prix de la Plus Belle Histoire d'Amour au Référendum International du Film de Vichy. See more »

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The fire of Heaven in their bodies....
7 November 2009 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

...but the parents only see the flames of Hell! That's what the English poster reads! The audience who expects a scandalous movie will be certainly disappointed.Yes ,there are scenes in bed (but there were some before and there have been plenty of them since).The only reason why you'd like to see this flick today is Madeleine Robinson's performance.She 's portraying an over possessive mother,owner of a hotel (of a greasy spoon ,says one of the characters),who wants her son to make his way of life.She wants him to marry into money but he falls in love with a working-class girl. Will the boy obey his mother or will he rebel ? Gil Vidal who plays the boy had a very short moment of fame ;today he 's remembered by Duvivier's fans for a supporting part in "Marianne De Ma Jeunesse" ,French version.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

17 June 1959 (France) See more »

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Sins of Youth See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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