WriterJacques Feyder, Charles Spaak Release date12 April 1954 (1954-04-12) Music directorGeorges Van Parys, Maurice Thiriet CastGina Lollobrigida, Jean-Claude Pascal, Arletty, Raymond Pellegrin, Peter van Eyck, Jean Témerson Similar moviesLe 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.
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.
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