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Dupont Barbes

Synopsis

The title of this French romantic drama refers to a dingy French café, where a less than reputable clientele gathers on a daily basis. Madeleine LeBeau, at one time the wife of French film favorite Marcel Dalio (they both appeared memorably in Casablanca), stars as a larcenous prostitute who shakes down lecherous businessmen by feigning pregnancy. One of her victims is a middle-aged man Henri Vilbert, who instead of offering to pay the girl off wants to do the "honorable thing" by marrying her. Touched...more

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