Manon (1949)

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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 9, 1949
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

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.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

A film made during the 'Tradition of Quality' period in France popular after WW II.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Clouzot's craftsmanship and style made an impression at the Venice Festival and it won Best Film in 1949.

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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.

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