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Act of Love (1953)

Un acte d'amour (original title)
Approved | | Drama, War, Romance | 17 December 1953 (USA)
A former soldier on holiday in the French Riviera recalls his time in France during WWII, and his love for a French peasant woman.

Director:

Anatole Litvak

Writers:

Alfred Hayes (novel), Irwin Shaw (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kirk Douglas ... Robert Teller
Dany Robin ... Lise Gudayec / Madame Teller
Gabrielle Dorziat ... Adèle Lacaud
Barbara Laage ... Nina
Fernand Ledoux ... Fernand Lacaud
Robert Strauss ... Sgt. Johnny Blackwood
Marthe Mercadier ... La fille de la terrasse
George Mathews ... Henderson
Richard Benedict ... Pete
Leslie Dwyer Leslie Dwyer ... Le sergent anglais
Sydney Chaplin ... Un soldat
Brigitte Bardot ... Mimi
Nedd Willard Nedd Willard
Serge Reggiani ... Claude Lacaud
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Storyline

A former soldier on holiday in the French Riviera recalls his time in France during WWII, and his love for a French peasant woman.

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Taglines:

WANTED for desertion! WANTED for questioning!...WANTING only each other!

Genres:

Drama | War | Romance

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

17 December 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Act of Love See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM Print)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Kirk Douglas met his German wife-to-be, Anne Douglas, when she applied for a job as his assistant on the French location shoot for this film. See more »

Quotes

Lise Gudayec: What difference does it make? You are not a lawyer and I am not a ballerina.
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Connections

Referenced in Greatest Mysteries: Smithsonian (2013) See more »

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What a wonderful film!
12 February 2002 | by Ed in MOSee all my reviews

I just saw "An Act of Love" on cable television and I was amazed at the high production values of this film. Kirk Douglas has never given a bad performance in any film and here he has just the right touch as an actor. The story was mesmerizing and the ending was as sad and moving as any film that I have ever seen. I hope against hope that someday I can purchase this film on video or on DVD.


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