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The Devil and the Ten Commandments (1962)

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Filmmaker Julien Duvivier returns to the multistoried format of his earlier omnibus films Tales of Manhattan and Flesh and Fantasy with the 1962 French production The Devil and the Ten Commandments. Actually, there are only seven separate episodes in the film, covering such commandments as "Thou Shalt Not Have Any Gods Before Me", "Thou Shalt Not Steal" and "Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother." Each of the vignettes seems to owe more to O. Henry or DeMaupassant than the Book of Exodus, with twist endings carrying the day. The all-star cast includes Michel Simon (Episode One), Dany Saval (Episode Two), Charles Aznavour and Lino Ventura (Episode Three), Micheline Presle, Mel Ferrer and Claude Dauphin (Episode Four); Fernandel (Episode Five); Alain Delon and Danielle Darrieux (Episode Six) and Jean-Claude Brialy (Episode Seven). Best of the batch is the fifth episode, wherein horse-faced Fernandel declares that he is God.

Cast

Michel Simon
as Jerome Chambard
Fernandel
as God [Episode 5]
Alain Delon
as Pierre Messager [Episode 6]
Jean-Claude Brialy
as Didier Marin [Episode 7]
Claude Nollier
as Mother Superior
Henri Tisot
as Admirer
Charles Aznavour
as Denis Mayeux
Lino Ventura
as Garigny
Maurice Biraud
as Police Inspector
Henri Vilbert
as Alexandre
Maurice Teynac
as Father Superior
Françoise Arnoul
as Francoise Beaufort
Mel Ferrer
as Philip Allan
Claude Dauphin
as Georges Beaufort
Germaine Kerjean
as Grandmother
Gaston Modot
as Grandfather
Danielle Darrieux
as Clarisse Ardant
Madeleine Robinson
as Mme. Messager
Georges Wilson
as Mons. Messager
Noël Roquevert
as Inspector
Denise Gence
as Churchwoman
Jean-Paul Moulinot
as Bank Director
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Don't get all down with Kristof Kislowski's Decalog... have a look at this quirky take on the "holy" commandements and get a kick. Made years before any other biblical satire, it provides a very mundane approach on what 'it all means".

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