Devil In The Flesh

7.02 h 2 min1947NR
Touching, provocative love story of a lonely wife's affair with a young man while her husband is at war.
Claude Autant Lara
Micheline PresleGerard PhilipeDenise Grey
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Chul LeeReviewed in the United States on November 26, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Memorable Rendezvous
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I like the scene at the restaurant, generous manager to accommodate these young peoples false claim on wine quality, making their rendezvous more memorable.
Like subtle undertone of the desire on the part of older woman, restless young man, loving Mom and Father, eventually waking them up to their religious consciousness.
weofmeReviewed in the United States on February 22, 2008
5.0 out of 5 stars
At last -a copy of Autant-Lara's masterpiece.
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I have been looking for a copy of this movie since VHS and DVDs were invented!It is a nice copy in a reasonable transfer. Only fly in the ointment is that it is dubbed-HOWEVER it is one of the most sympathetic examples of this "process" and was supervised by the director himself with Micheline Presle dubbing her own performance into English.Fans of Tati be warned--he was a friend of the director and played a tiny "guest" role---but don't let that stop you from buying this wonderful film-Presle and Gerard Phillipe give career-best performances.Take my advice and take advantage of this rarity--if you love great films ,you wont regret it!Oh and don't bother with the recent soft-porn version of this title.
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Evelyn WaughReviewed in the United States on November 2, 2010
1.0 out of 5 stars
Devil of a Devil
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This is one of my favorite movies. That beautiful man, Gerard Philipe, is a pleasure to watch. But this "copy"
is dreadful, almost unwatchable. I should have sent it back but it still wove a spell. Only watched it once. Want to buy it?
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Jesse R. LittenReviewed in the United States on June 25, 2010
2.0 out of 5 stars
Great film, Bad transfer to DVD
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Fine old film. Trend setting in a way, but ill served by this poor transfer to digital media. Perhaps better original material was not available, but whatever reason, beware: this one sucks.
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Michael MasonReviewed in the United States on May 5, 2008
5.0 out of 5 stars
Pure delight!
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This is one of the great romantic films, easily comparable with other forties classics like "Brief Encounter" and "Letter from an Unknown Woman". The great Gérard Philipe was never more memorable than here, conveying the first love of a 17-year old schoolboy to perfection - all the emotions fresh, uncalculated and sometimes terrifyingly violent. Micheline Presle is equally perfect as the young woman, marrying the wrong man for the best reasons, caught in an impossible situation as heady romance traps the lovers in more and more lies. The film producers deserve credit for not compromising the final bleak reality too much.
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Hans KellerReviewed in the United States on October 10, 2010
2.0 out of 5 stars
A Falsified Original
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LE DIABLE AU CORPS ('Devil in the flesh') (1946) was not directed by Jacques Tati but by Claude Autant-Lara. The version you delivered is not the French 'version original' but a version with American voices-over. Two crucial scenes are omitted (slaughtered by the censor?)
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HelenaReviewed in the United States on July 1, 2013
1.0 out of 5 stars
Devil in the Flesh
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The CD I received had no jacket, just a clear plastic cover and the CD itself is of a very poor quality.
M. CuiperReviewed in the United States on August 28, 2008
2.0 out of 5 stars
devil in the flesh
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This early film of Gerard Philipe is hard to come by, therefor I ordered the English spoken copy. Copy and a bad one at that. Unlike dubbed films from Germany where they try to get actors with a similar voice as the real one, the English doesn't work for me. It should be mentioned that this is a copy, not an original, and the price ought to be accordingly.
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