1964 · France
Based on Daniel-Rops' 1934 eponymous novel. Laure (Audret) is a young woman nearly raped by a member of her family (Terzieff), but she meets Jean (Auclair), who takes her in to help his dying wife and his children. Daniel-Rops was a member of the French Academy, wrote dozens of works from 1926 to 1965, and was an active Christian and scholar. Director Bromberger was active in French film noir during the late 1940s, including his sole debut "Paris Vice Squad" (1951, nominated at Cannes), and he made a few sexploitation films, notably "Secrets of a French Nurse" (1958), and this film was his second-to-last as director, before "A Night in Tiberias"(1965).
Partially set in a castle in foggy France.
Blue untitled wrappers with vellum spine. Title page present, undated, with credits for novelist/screenwriter Daniel-Rops, screenwriter Grendel, and director/screenwriter Bromberger. #PAGES leaves, with last page of text numbered 270. Mimeograph duplication, with pink and yellow revision pages throughout, all pages undated. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good, side-stapled, some loss to the spine. (Inventory #: 143965)