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Knave of Hearts

Knave of Hearts

A Feature film by René Clément

Produced by Transcontinental films

Release in France : 19/05/1954

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Production and distribution (3)

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Transcontinental films

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André Ripois, a philanderer in pursuit of love and riches, is breaking up with his wife, Catherine, over his attentions to her best friend Patricia. While Catherine is out arranging the divorce, Andre, just to keep in practice, hits on the girl upstairs, Diana and then turns his attention back to Patricia, who he tricks into having dinner at his flat on the pretext that Catherine will be there. When he cannot make any progress with her via his usual tactics, he tries to arouse her pity be telling her of his past. In his early, impoverished days in London, he made love to his boss Anne but her dreadful cooking drove him away. Next came Norah who he picked up on a bus and took to his flat and told her about his make-believe inheritance, but she insisted on marriage first, which was not in his plans. Marcelle, a French woman living in Soho, put him on his feet with money, and he repaid her by stealing fifty pounds and running off. He met the wealthy Catherine at his flat where she came to be tutored in French lessons, and ended up marrying him. But, even at his wedding, he had eyes only for Patricia and, he tells her she is his one true love.

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Full credits (9)

Assistant directors :

Leonard Keigel, Claude Clément

Dialogue Writers :

René Clément, Hugh Mills, Raymond Queneau

Producer :

Paul Graetz

Production Manager :

Léopold Schlosberg

Music Composer :

Roman Vlad

Adapters/dialogue writers :

Hugh Mills, René Clément

Author of original work :

Louis Hémon

Director of Photography :

Oswald Morris

Editor :

Françoise Javet

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Feature film

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French, English

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

1 h 40 min

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Black & White

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Posters (1)


Festival Selections

Cannes International Film Festival - 1954

Cannes International Film Festival (France, 1954)


Official Competition