Maurice Cloche

  • Maurice Cloche – La porteuse de pain AKA The Bread Peddler (1963)

    1961-1970DramaFranceMaurice Cloche

    A young woman by the name of Jeanne Fortier finds herself the victim of a terrible miscarriage of justice

    The first half of the sixties saw a mini-boom of French old melodramas of the nineteenth century.The most celebrated of them “Les Mysteres de Paris” (someone’s reading that book in Cloche’s film) was filmed by André Hunebelle in 1962 with poor results;Riccardo Freda tackled D’Ennery’s “Les Deux Orphelines” (which was made by Griffith as “Orphans of the storm” in the silent era and remade by Maurice Tourneur in the thirties ) and “Roger la Honte” .
    Maurice Cloche took “la Porteuse de Pain” (= bread carrier)-which he had already filmed in 1949-and succeeded measurably well;the loooong novel was simplified with good results.Read More »

  • Maurice Cloche – Prisons de femmes (1958)

    1951-1960CrimeDramaFranceMaurice Cloche

    Alice Rémon, a pharmacist, is a prostitute who managed to leave the streets by getting married. Her husband dies one day, poisoned. Her mother-in-law, who hates her, accuses her of murder.Read More »

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