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[[Feature~V123514~Act of Love~actoflove]] was based on [[Feature~V93094~The Girl on the Via Flamina~thegirlintheflat]], 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 [[Performer~P88133~Douglas~kirkdouglas]] attempts to make their union legal, he is denied permission by his superior officers. So far as they are concerned, [[Performer~P60733~Robin~danyrobin]] is just another little opportunist, marrying a GI in order to gain US citizenship. But [[Performer~P60733~Robin~danyrobin]] is genuinely in love with [[Performer~P88133~Douglas~kirkdouglas]]-and proves it, in a profoundly tragic manner. Producer/director [[Performer~P97559~Anatole Litvak~anatolelitvak]] and screenwriter [[Performer~P111041~Irwin Shaw~irwinshaw]] do their best to bring some cinematic excitement to the somber goings-on. [[Feature~V123514~Act of Love~actoflove]] represents the first appearance in an English-speaking film by [[Performer~P3899~Brigitte Bardot~brigittebardot]], here playing the minor role of "Mimi". ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

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

Crew

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