The Devil's Daughter

  • 1946
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Fresnay is a bank robber who assumes the identity of a rich man returning to his village after many years. He is recognized by Ledoux, the town doctor, and is blackmailed into donating his loot to various charities. Simultaneously, Fresnay tries to reform town bad girl Clement, who hates him when she thinks he's a millionaire but falls in love when she...read more

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Fresnay is a bank robber who assumes the identity of a rich man returning to his village after many years. He is recognized by Ledoux, the town doctor, and is blackmailed into donating his loot to various charities. Simultaneously, Fresnay tries to reform town bad girl Clement, who hates

him when she thinks he's a millionaire but falls in love when she discovers he's a wanted man. This film is well done in the French "Tradition of Quality" so despised by the New Wave. (In French; English subtitles.)

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