La Tendresse (1930)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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La Tendresse was adapted from a play by Henry Bataille. Jean Toulout plays Paul Barnac, an aging, highly respected French playwright who resides with a much-younger actress named Marthe (Marcelle Jefferson-Cohn). Secure in the belief that Marthe is above suspicion, Barnac is in for a shock when he discovers that she's been cheating on him for months. He casts her out of his house, but when he lies ill in the hospital, she proves that she's truly in love with him, and only him. The casting of opera singer Mme. Marcelle Jefferson-Cohn as the heroine necessitated the inclusion of several songs, including the title tune.