Vient de Paraitre (1949)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Pierre Fresnay heads the cast of Vient de Paraitre as Moscat, a mean-spirited, thoroughly untrustworthy publisher. Possessed of a messianic complex, Moscat thinks nothing of toying with the lives and destinies of his authors, as long as such behavior boosts book sales. Right now he is endeavoring to win a coveted literary award, using a young, self-effacing novelist as his conduit. When the novelist chooses another publisher, Moscat's revenge is swift, terrible, and ultimately self-defeating. Still, this is one picture where virtue doesn't triumph. Vient de Paraitre must have been quite an eye-opener for American filmgoers who knew Pierre Fresnay only for his saintly portrayal of the title character in Monsieur Vincent (1946).



bad-guy, publisher, rampage, revenge, writing