Yvonne la Nuit (1949)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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lga Villi essays the title role in the Italian Yvonne la Nuit. The film certainly spares its heroine nothing: her lover killed in WW I, her child kidnapped by her lover's aristocratic father, Yvonne pours out her heart in song at every opportunity. Only in her dotage is Yvonne permitted a measure of happiness with a buffoonish companion who has loved her from afar. The last-named role is played by Italian farceur Toto, who is funniest when he tries to play straight (perhaps this was the intention!) Cast as Yvonne la Nuit's uniformed lover is American actor Frank Lattimore, who would spend the next two decades in European adventure films.

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aristocracy, bad-luck, child, kidnapping, widow/widower