L'Amant de paille (1951)
aka: The Straw Lover
A film directed by Gilles Grangier

Genre: Drama

Film Review

L'Amant de paille is a French film drama first released in 1951, directed by Gilles Grangier. Cinematography was by Michel Kelber and the film was scored by Jean Marion. It stars Jean-Pierre Aumont, Gaby Sylvia, Alfred Adam, André Versini and Félix Oudart. It has also been released under the title: The Straw Lover.   It is a Les Films Ariane production, produced by Alexandre Mnouchkine and distributed by La Société des Films Sirius.   It is a black and white film and runs to 1 hour and 26 minutes.  

Our overall rating for L'Amant de paille is: mediocre - watchable, but not unless you have something better to do,

Other noteworthy films that have been directed by Gilles Grangier include: Le Cavalier noir (1945), Faites-moi confiance (1953), Le Printemps, l'automne et l'amour (1955) and Échec au porteur (1958). The actor Jean-Pierre Aumont has also appeared in: Cargaison blanche (1937), The Devil at 4 O'Clock (1961), Le Couteau dans la plaie (1962) and Vacances portugaises (1963).

Other recommended drama films of the 1950s from France include the following: Georges Lampin's Crime et châtiment (1956), René Clément's Jeux interdits (1952), Max Ophüls's Madame de... (1953), André Cayatte's Le Miroir à deux faces (1958) and Georges Franju's La Tête contre les murs (1959).

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Film Credits

  • Director: Gilles Grangier
  • Script: Carlo Rim, Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon (dialogue)
  • Photo: Michel Kelber
  • Music: Jean Marion
  • Cast: Jean-Pierre Aumont (Stanislas Michodier), Gaby Sylvia (Gisèle Sarrazin de Fontenoy), Alfred Adam (Gaston Sarrazin de Fontenoy), André Versini (Jimmy), Félix Oudart (Kervedac), Louis de Funès (Bruno, le psychiatre), Lucienne Granier (La dame en noir), Odette Barencey (La concierge), Marcel Melrac (Monsieur Henri), Émile Genevois (Le photographe), Gérard Buhr (Un employé de Gaston), Maurice Derville, Jean Favre-Bertin, Jacqueline Bidoux
  • Country: France
  • Language: French
  • Support: Black and White
  • Runtime: 86 min
  • Aka: The Straw Lover

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