Le Diable au Corps (Devil in the Flesh) (1947) - Rotten Tomatoes

Le Diable au Corps (Devil in the Flesh) (1947)





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Released in France as Le Diable au Corps, The Devil in the Flesh stars Micheline Presle as a nurse at a French military hospital during World War I. Gerard Philipe costars as a high school student who carries a torch for the older Presle. Under pressure from her parents to marry, Presle begins an affair with the boy, but gives up on him when he proves to be far too immature and jealous for her tastes. After a deliberately inconsiderate act on Philipe's part, Presle opts for a loveless marriage with a soldier who is about to head for the front. When Philipe selfishly reenters her life, she resumes the affair, becoming pregnant by the boy. The end result of Philipe's callous behavior is tragedy for all concerned. The Devil in the Flesh is based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Raymond Radiguet, who died of typhoid fever at the age of 20. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Micheline Presle
as Marthe Grangier
Gérard Philipe
as Francois Jaubert
Jean Debucourt
as M. Jaubert
Denise Grey
as Madame Graingier
André Bervil
as Reporter
Jeanne Pérez
as Mme. Marin
Jacques Tati
as Soldier in Blue
Germaine Ledoyen
as Mme. Jaubert
as Monsieur Marin
Jean Varas
as Jacques Lacombe
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Sensitive performances by the stars and atmospheric footage from the period keeps the fires going, in this otherwise overcooked romantic drama.

February 25, 2004 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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