Devil's Daughter (1949)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Filmed in France in 1945, The Devil's Daughter didn't make it to the U.S. until 1949. Pierre Fresnay plays Saget, a supposedly self-made man of wealth who has allegedly struck it rich in America. In fact, Saget is a bank robber, who has assumed the identity of a recently deceased millionaire known for his acts of philanthropy. Everyone in the small French village where Saget resides accepts him for who he claims to be--everyone, that is, except the local doctor (Fernand Ledoux), who knows the truth and intends to use this knowledge to his advantage. Everyone's ultimate fate is sealed when Isabelle (Andree Clement), the titular "devil's daughter," falls in love with Saget.

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bank, blackmail, charity, daughter, disguise, doctor/nurse, donation, France, girl, going-straight, hometown, identity, loot, love, millionaire, one-against-odds, reform [improve], return, robbery, town, town-tramp, tradition, truth, wanted-man