Bar Du Sud (1938)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Bar du Sud finds Charles Vanel in his usual role as a stern French colonial officer. Vanel's nemesis this time is gun-runner Jean Galland, who uses his own wife Tania Fedor to keep Vanel off his trail. Unaware of her husband's nefariousness, Fedor is also unlearned in the ways of sexual intrigue. This enables Vanel to foil the duplicitous Galland, while the disillusioned Fedor heads back to Paris for a divorce. It's hardly surprising who winds up in a romantic clinch at fadeout time. A typically complex espionage melodrama, Bar du Sud didn't fare too well when it was translated into English (which hardly cleared up the film's more obtuse plot points).

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con/scam, divorce, espionage, love-triangle, marriage, romance, seduction, sex, weapons-dealer, wife