Les Impures (1954)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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The French Les Impures was one of a cycle of filmed "exposes" of the white slavery trade. The heroine, played by Micheline Presle, is innocently inveigled into a life of sin by slimy Raymond Pellegrin. By and by, Pellegrin falls in love with poor, put-upon Presle. When things really get sticky, he lays down his life for the woman he's ruined, an act of largesses that was evidently meant to symbolize something or other. Throughout the film, the stars are infinitely superior to their material. Fortunately for Micheline Presle, she'd previously costarred in Sacha Guitry's Napoleon, so she was forgiven by her fans for her participation in Les Impures.

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love, prostitute/prostitution, romance, self-sacrifice, white-slavery