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Flesh and the Woman

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Director  Robert Siodmak
Cinematography  Michel Kelber
Language  French
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Country  France
Flesh and the Woman movie poster
Writer  Jacques Feyder, Charles Spaak
Release date  12 April 1954 (1954-04-12)
Music director  Georges Van Parys, Maurice Thiriet
Cast  Gina Lollobrigida, Jean-Claude Pascal, Arletty, Raymond Pellegrin, Peter van Eyck, Jean Témerson
Similar movies  Le Grand Jeu (1934)

Flesh and the Woman (French: ) is a 1954 French drama film directed by Robert Siodmak. It was entered into the 1954 Cannes Film Festival. It was released in the USA under the title Flesh and the Woman, and in the UK as The Card of Fate. It is a remake of the 1934 film Le Grand Jeu.


Flesh and the Woman movie scenes NOTE Le Grand Jeu was remade in 1954 by Robert Siodmak The English version was renamed Flesh and the Woman and stared a young Gina Lollobrigida

In this romance, a jilted lawyer joins the French Foreign Legion to help him forget his faithless love. While in the desert he espies a village beauty who is the exact double of his true-love. It turns out that she is an amnesiac. With her, the attorney tries to re-spark his old relationship. Trouble ensues when his real ex-love shows up and makes her look-a-like hit the road. The lawyer ends up going back to the Legion to escape it all.


After an affair with a young woman named Sylvia the Frenchman Pierre Martel leaves Paris and goes to Algeria because he wants to start over. His wife refuses to follow him. Dismayed about all this he decides to join the French Foreign Legion. As a soldier he runs into a look-alike of Sylvia.

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Le Grand Jeu (1934). Gina Lollobrigida appears in Flesh and the Woman and The White Line. Gina Lollobrigida appears in Flesh and the Woman and Anna of Brooklyn. Gina Lollobrigida appears in Flesh and the Woman and Mad Sea. Gina Lollobrigida appears in Flesh and the Woman and A Tale of Five Cities.


  • Gina Lollobrigida as Sylvia Sorrego / Helena Ricci
  • Jean-Claude Pascal as Pierre Martel
  • Arletty as Blanche
  • Raymond Pellegrin as Mario
  • Peter van Eyck as Fred
  • Jean Temerson as Xavier Noblet
  • Jean Hebey as Brigadier
  • Paul Amiot as the capitain
  • Odette Barencey as Gertrude
  • Charles Bayard
  • Gerard Buhr as a legionnaire
  • Jo Dest as the bistro keeper
  • Leila Farida as Aicha
  • Gabrielle Fontan as the sister
  • Lila Kedrova as Rose
  • Odette Laure as Marios girl-friend
  • Darling Legitimus
  • Margo Lion as the cleaner
  • Alix Mahieux as Mado
  • Umberto Melnati
  • Bernard Musson as the painter
  • Marcel Rouze as the receptionist
  • Roger Vincent as the hotel keeper
  • Georges Vitray
  • References

    Flesh and the Woman Wikipedia
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