La Pocharde (1952)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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La Pocharde (The Drunkard) stars Pierre Brasseur as Pitrre, a tosspot lawyer practicing in a tiny French community. When a family man is murdered, suspicion immediately falls upon the victim's ailing wife. Pulling himself together, Pitrre undertakes the woman's defense in court. The plot thickens when a jealous woman from another town enters the scene. This, coupled with the incessant jabbering of the town gossip, nearly scuttles Pitrre's defense strategy, but he still has a few tricks up his tattered sleeves. La Pocharde is based on a novel by Jules Mary.