Le Chateau de Verre (1950)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |  
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Somewhere between his more celebrated Walls of Malapaga and Forbidden Games, French filmmaker Rene Clement squeezed in the romantic drama Le Chateau de Verre. The film is based on a novel by Vicki Baum, of Grand Hotel fame. Michele Morgan stars as Evelyn, a married woman taking a vacation without her husband. Evelyn enjoys a brief but intense romance with Remy (Jean Marais), another vacationer. Later on, Remy suffers the taunts of his much-older mistress Marie (Elina Labourdette) who feels that he is an inadequate lover. Hoping to prove something to himself, he visits Evelyn once more. By now, however, she is suffering the pangs of guilt and remorse over her infidelity. Eventually she does return to Remy, but the consequences are disastrous.

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extramarital-affair, guilt, mistress, romance, spouse, vacation