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Un Acte d'Amour (1953)





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Douglas, an American soldier in newly liberated Paris in 1944, meets Robin, a destitute woman at wit's end. Douglas pretends to be married to Robin, but when it turns up she has no papers, problems begin to escalate against them. Douglas, desperate, tries to marry her.


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
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Critic Reviews for Un Acte d'Amour

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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

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.

Aj V
Aj V

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70% "Act of Love" with Kirk Douglas starring in a story of a bittersweet romance between an American soldier and a lonely, penniless Frenchwoman during the liberation of Paris in 1944. Black and white. see a small part of it at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K78PtxC-7cM This film, like so many of the time, is slow to develope into something I could have an interest. Despite the always screen present Douglas, the film takes a while to gain traction. The retelling of the romance of Teller (Douglas) and Lisa begins a half hour into the film, so we have to wait that long to know what is bothering Douglas in the first 5 minutes of the film. Wrote one unpaid critic of the film: "An excellent movie!! Painful ending that shake you up. A lovers romantic movie. Highly recommended 4 stars!!!" A professional critic at the time of the film's release wrote: "... the film is a fine and strongly moving but eventually irksome tracing of a plain romance." Ultimately this is a film thats merit rests on the ending. Each should see it for themselves to see if the end justifies the wait. NOTES about the film: 1 Look for later famous Brigitte Bardot as Mimi in a minor role. See this! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaeRgB9IdtM 2 Film critic Leonard Maltin writes: "Entertaining if unremarkable chronicle of the romance between lonely American soldier Douglas and down-and-out French girl Robin in Paris." 3 ACT OF LOVE, screen play by Irwin Shaw, based on the novel "The Girl on the Via Flaminia," by Alfred Hayes. CAST Robert Teller . . . . . Kirk Douglas Lisa . . . . . Dany Robin Nina . . . . . Barbara Laage Blackwood . . . . . Robert Strauss Adele . . . . . Gabrielle Dorzlat Commissaire . . . . . Gregoire Aslan Young Woman . . . . . Marthe Mercadler Fernand . . . . . Fernand Ledoux Claude . . . . . Serge Reggiani Mimi . . . . . Brigitte Bardot Mme. Henderson . . . . . Gilberte Geniat Henderson . . . . . George Mathews English Sergeant . . . . . Leslie Dwyer Pete . . . . . Richard Benedict Original Release Date: Feb 27, 1954 Crew Director: Anatole Litvak Art Director: Alexandre Trauner Associate Producer: Georges Maurer Based on a Work by: Alfred Hayes Cinematographer: Armand Thirard Composer: Joe Hajos Composer: Michel Emer Editor: Leonide Azar Editor: William Hornbeck Production Designer: Noel Howard Screenplay: Irwin Shaw Sound : Joseph De Bretagne

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