Le Garcon Sauvage (1951)

Genres - Comedy Drama, Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Though the title literally translates to Savage Man or Savage Boy, this French film was released in the U.S. as Savage Triangle. The title character, played by Pierre Beck, is Simon, the ten-year-old son of prostitute Marie (Madeline Robinson). Resigned to his mother's profession, Simon is nonetheless disgusted by Marie's latest lover, the slimy, avaricious Paul (Frank Villard). Tragedy of a shocking but nonetheless predictable nature follows. It is difficult to believe that director Jean Dellanoy could be so maligned by the French nouvelle vague disciples after making so powerful a film as Le Garcon Savage.