The True and the False (1955)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 79 min.  |   Countries - Sweden  |  
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The Swedish The True and the False was produced by actress Signe Hasso, who also stars in the film, which was lensed in two different languages to broaden its appeal. On the eve of her wedding a young bride-to-be (Hasso) decides to do a little light reading. Her first selection is Balzac's La Grande Breteche, a story of infidelity and revenge in which the girl imagines herself and her fiancé (William Langford) in the leading roles. She then looks over DeMaupassant's The Old Maid, imagining herself as the tragic heroine and her future husband as the soldier who loves her. As she puts down her books, the girl sees her marital future in a whole new light. Signe Hasso does just fine in her multiple roles; less successful are the other cast members, who seem to have been hired for their physical suitability rather than their thespic talents.



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