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Marguerite de la Nuit (1955) Claude Autant-Lara; Yves Montand, Michele Morgan
Marguerite de la Nuit (1955) Claude Autant-Lara; Yves Montand, Michele Morgan


 
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This is a region-free DVD-R without case or artwork.

In French with English subtitles.

Marguerite de la Nuit is filmmaker Claude Autant-Lara's spin on the "Faust" legend. Though updated to 1925, the story of the ageing pedant who sells his soul to Satan in exchange for youth and knowledge is fairly faithful to the Goethe original. The one major alteration is Satan's decision to "go easy" on the long-suffering Marguerite (played by Michèle Morgan). His Satanic Majesty is portrayed with a surfeit of wry Gallic charm by Yves Montand.

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5 of 5 marguerite de la nuit May 24, 2019
Reviewer: david straight from knoxville, TN United States  
i first saw the film in 1956 (or 1957)--it made a deep impression on me--not for the story, but for the expressionistic sets--perhaps akin to some of the great movies of the 1920's.  you feel as if you're dreaming.  memorable!

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3 of 5 Montand has a great line at the end. August 21, 2016
Reviewer: James from SE PA United States  
I bought this to see Montand as Satan, but Michele Morgan is the one who shines. At first, her character is merely a forlorn chanteuse in Montand's frenetic, if rather small potatoes nightclub - his hunting ground for souls. The sets are simple and highly stylized - ala The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, but in color. An interesting key to the story is that Montand respects Morgan enough to act as her guardian, though, unintentionally, his mischief drags her down. It's during this downhill slide that her character transforms into outright saintliness.

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5 of 5 Marguerite de la nuit October 7, 2015
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Mission Viejo, CA United States  
Great movie with Michele Morgan and Yves Montands. I like french films but can't understand without English subtitles so I was so glad to find this site that adds the subtitles. Fast delivery. Thank you, will order from you again.

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