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The Proud Ones (Les Orgueilleux)

The Proud Ones

The Proud Ones (Les Orgueilleux)

cast: Michèle Morgan, Gérard Philipe, Michèle Cordoue

year: 1953

colour: no

certificate: U

director: Yves Allegret

runtime: 103

Highly suggestive of Albert Camus' "The Plague" and adapted from Jean-Paul Sartre’s novel "L'Amour rédempteur" , "Les Orgueilleux" was nominated for an Oscar and stars Gérard Philipe in another remarkable performance. Stranded during a heat wave in a decaying Mexican coastal town, an aristocratic French woman falls for a drunken French doctor with a dark secret.

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