Synopsis by Tana Hobart
Supposedly an adaptation of Emile Zola's novel, this movie is set in Paris in the 1880s. Remade three times after the original 1926 version, this is the story of a prostitute who takes Parisian society by storm. This is a classic tale of the rise and fall of one striving to climb the social ladder. Rife with heartbreak and desperation, the characters are somewhat stiff and even her fall from grace fails to involve the viewer.
selfishness, entertainer, extramarital-affair, femme-fatale, love, power, prostitute/prostitution, seduction, sex, upward-mobility, book