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Director  Anatole Litvak
Music director  Michel Emer
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Country  France United States
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, War, Romance
Story by  Alfred Hayes
Language  English French
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Writer  Joseph Kessel, Irwin Shaw
Release date  December 17, 1953 (1953-12-17) (United States) May 7, 1954 (1954-05-07) (France)
Based on  The Girl on the Via Flaminia  by Alfred Hayes
Cast  Kirk Douglas (Robert Teller), Dany Robin (Lise Gudayec), Gabrielle Dorziat (Adèle Lacaud), Fernand Ledoux (Fernand Lacaud), Marthe Mercadier (la fille de la terrasse), Brigitte Bardot (Mimi)
Similar movies  Mad Max: Fury Road, Body of Evidence, John Wick, Lucy, Taken 3, Aria
Tagline  WANTED for desertion! WANTED for questioning!...WANTING only each other!

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Act of Love (French title: Un acte d'amour) is a 1953 American romantic drama film directed by Anatole Litvak, starring Kirk Douglas and Dany Robin. It is based on the novel The Girl on the Via Flaminia by Alfred Hayes. A Parisian falls in love with an American soldier near the end of World War II.

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Plot

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Robert Teller (Kirk Douglas) visits a seaport in the south of France in the early 1950s. He reflects back to his time in the army shortly after Paris has been liberated.

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Years earlier, to get away from the barracks and the other soldiers, Robert rents a room in a hotel-restaurant. Lise (Dany Robin), an orphan without money or identity papers, seeks a way to escape from the authorities. She asks Robert to pass her off as his wife. Even though he does not inspire trust, she starts to fall in love. Lise tells of the time she was the most happy and secure—living in a little seaside village.

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When a black market dragnet lands Lise in jail, she is humiliated because now she (like Jean Valjean) is branded a "criminal for life." By this time, Robert loves her deeply and is willing to marry her.

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In order to do so, Robert must obtain the approval of his commanding officer, who refuses because the captain thinks he knows what is best for his men. Robert is transferred away from Paris immediately. He deserts, but is arrested. Lise now feels even more abandoned because Robert does not show up for their wedding.

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His thoughts returning to the present, Robert runs into his old captain (who had been trying to place Robert's face). He hears the captain tell his wife what a troublemaker Robert was back then and how he "rescued" Robert from the clutches of a French girl. The captain says, "Well, I bet you haven't seen her since the war." Robert replies, "You are right. They pulled her body out of the river shortly after I was transferred."

Cast

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  • Kirk Douglas as Robert Teller
  • Dany Robin as Lise Gudayec / Madame Teller
  • Gabrielle Dorziat as Adèle Lacaud
  • Barbara Laage as Nina
  • Fernand Ledoux as Fernand Lacaud
  • Robert Strauss as S/Sgt. Johnny Blackwood
  • Marthe Mercadier as La fille de la terrasse / Young woman
  • George Mathews as Captain Henderson
  • Richard Benedict as Pete (GI who is rolled for his money)
  • Leslie Dwyer as Le sergent anglais / English sergeant
  • Sydney Chaplin as Un soldat / Soldier
  • Brigitte Bardot as Mimi
  • Nedd Willard
  • Serge Reggiani as Claude Lacaud

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    References

    Act of Love (1953 film) Wikipedia
    Act of Love (1953 film) IMDb Act of Love (1953 film) themoviedb.org


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