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Un Acte d'Amour Details


was based on , 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. represents the first appearance in an English-speaking film by Brigitte Bardot, here playing the minor role of "Mimi". ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Kirk Douglas
as Robert Teller
Dany Robin
as Lisa
Barbara Laage
as Nina
Robert Strauss
as Blackwood
Gabrielle Dorziat
as Adele
Gregoire Aslan
as Commissaire
Marthe Mercadier
as Young woman
Fernand Ledoux
as Fernand
Serge Reggiani
as Claude
Brigitte Bardot
as Mimi
Gilberte Geniat
as Mme. Henderson
Leslie Dwyer
as English Sergeant
Richard Benedict
as Pete


Anatole Litvak
Anatole Litvak
Joseph Kessel
Armand Thirard
Michel Emer
Composer (Music Score)
Joe Hajos
Composer (Music Score)
William W. Hornbeck
Leonide Azar
Alexandre Trauner
Production Designer
Michel Boisrond
First Assistant Director
Serge Vallin
First Assistant Director