La Rue des bouches peintes (1955)
A film directed by Robert Vernay

Genre: Drama


An English governor in India discovers that his wife has been unfaithful to him. He offers her two options. Either he has her lover charged with embezzlement, which will surely be the ruin of him, or his wife must agree to spend her days as a prostitute in the grimmer precincts of a Moroccan port. To save the man she loves, the woman chooses the second solution.
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Film Review

La Rue des bouches peintes is a French film drama first released in France on 3rd May 1955, directed by Robert Vernay. The film is based on a novel by Maurice Dekobra and stars Paul Bernard, Françoise Christophe, Henri Génès, Jean Danet and Louis Seigner.   It is a Société Nouvelle des Films Dispa production, produced by Michel d'Olivier and distributed by Société Nouvelle des Films Dispa.  

Our overall rating for La Rue des bouches peintes is: mediocre - watchable, but not unless you have something better to do,

Other memorable films that have been directed by Robert Vernay include: Le béguin de la garnison (1932), Le Père Goriot (1945), Fort de la solitude (1948) and Le Comte de Monte-Cristo (1955). The actor Françoise Christophe has also appeared in: Le Testament d'Orphée (1960), Le Roi de coeur (1966), Fantômas contre Scotland Yard (1967) and La morte negli occhi del gatto (1973).

Other recommended drama films of the 1950s from France include the following: Yves Allégret's Manèges (1950), Jacqueline Audry's Olivia (1951), Edouard Molinaro's Un témoin dans la ville (1959), Henri Decoin's La Vérité sur Bébé Donge (1952) and Julien Duvivier's Voici le temps des assassins (1956).

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Film Credits

  • Director: Robert Vernay
  • Script: Solange Térac, Robert Vernay, Maurice Dekobra (novel)
  • Photo: Jean Bachelet
  • Music: Francis Lopez
  • Cast: Paul Bernard (Sir Rodney Wilburn), Françoise Christophe (Lady Blanche Wilburn), Henri Génès (Philippe Jacquemod), Jean Danet (Jack Morgan), Louis Seigner (Spears), Jean Tissier (Jules), Gaby Basset (Mariana), Denise Grey (Winifred), Jean Marchat (Mollison), André Versini (Ben Rhami), Jacques Marin (Le policier), Anne-Marie Mersen (Un fille), Lucien Desagneaux (Un invité), Jean Hébey (Le bijoutier), Guy Saint-Clair, Alain Nobis, Philippe Mory, Denise Carvenne, Floriane Prévot, Jean Clarens, Georges Dumas, Jeanine Fabre, Marcelle Féry, Fernand Gilbert, Raymond Girard
  • Country: France
  • Language: French
  • Support: Black and White
  • Runtime: 87 min

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