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Un Acte d'Amour (1953)

Un Acte d'Amour

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Act of Love was based on The Girl on the Via Flamina, a novel by Alfred Hayes. Kirk Douglas plays an American soldier, participating in the 1944 liberation of France. Making the acquaintance of impoverished Parisian girl Dany Robin, Douglas takes pity on the girl, pretending to be married to her so that she won't be unfairly arrested as a prostitute. When Douglas attempts to make their union legal, he is denied permission by his superior officers. So far as they are concerned, Robin is just another little opportunist, marrying a GI in order to gain US citizenship. But Robin is genuinely in love with Douglas-and proves it, in a profoundly tragic manner. Producer/director Anatole Litvak and screenwriter Irwin Shaw do their best to bring some cinematic excitement to the somber goings-on. Act of Love represents the first appearance in an English-speaking film by Brigitte Bardot, here playing the minor role of "Mimi".more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Written By: Joseph Kessel, Irwin Shaw
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Cast

Robert Strauss
as Blackwood
Grégoire Aslan
as Commissaire
Marthe Mercadier
as Young woman
Gilberte Geniat
as Mme. Henderson
George Mathews
as Henderson
Leslie Dwyer
as English Sergeant
Leslie Dwyer
as English Sergeant
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Critic Reviews for Un Acte d'Amour

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Este melodrama, apesar de valorizado pela presença sempre intensa de Kirk Douglas, é prejudicado pelo roteiro óbvio e pela fraca performance de Dany Robin.

June 7, 2004
Cinema em Cena

Full Review… | June 12, 2004
Film4

Audience Reviews for Un Acte d'Amour

A dramatic, romantic, sad, tragic world war two love movie. Douglas is fantastic and the rest of the cast is good too. It's not that different from other war romance movies, but I was surprised by the ending, it was sad. Overall, I think it was a good movie.

ajv2688
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