Le Cap De L'Esperance (1951)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |  
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La Cap De L'Esperance (The Cape of Hope) takes place in the criminal demi-monde of a French portside community. Faded beauty Myriam (Edwige Feuilliere) presides over a seedy waterfront dive. Myriam's kept man is shiftless young Pierre (Bernard Lajarrige), a petty thief planning a big-time robbery. Pierre in turn is romancing the daughter (Cosetta Greco) of safecracker Simon (Paolo Stoppa). The whole passing parade is cynically observed by crooked attorney Bob (Frank Villard), one of the masterminds of the robbery. There isn't a likeable or lovable character in the bunch, though Edwige Feuilliere manages to bring a soupcon of pathos to her stock role.