Manon
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Updated from Abbe Prevost's Manon Lescaut, this non-operatic version of the familiar tale stars Cecile Aubrey in the title role. Accused of collaborating with the Nazis during WW II, Manon Lescaut is rescued by Robert Desgrieux (Michel Auclair). Safely ensconced in Paris with Robert, Manon falls victim to the machinations of her dishonest brother Leon (Serge Reggiani). Once more Robert comes to her rescue then takes his love with him to Palestine. Director Henri-Georges Clouzot departs most radically from the Prevost original in the closing scenes, which concentrate on a group of Jewish… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As a demonstration of human nature, we're afraid that this film Henri-Georges Clouzot has helped adapt and has directed fails to convey why a man would throw himself at the feet of an obviously no-good dame."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"A film made during the 'Tradition of Quality' period in France popular after WW II."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Clouzot's craftsmanship and style made an impression at the Venice Festival and it won Best Film in 1949."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A pointed and powerful metaphor for the futility of war and the damage it does to the human spirit -- and one of Clouzot's finest films."
‑ , Film4
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