The Eternal Husband

  • 1946
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Raimu, a widower, discovers through his wife's letters that she had a lover who fathered their child. To get revenge, he gives the child to the real father, Clariond, but the child dies and both men suffer for the death. Raimu wants to kill Clariond, but can't bring himself to do it, so he just wanders off. A densely atmospheric film that translates Dostoyevsky's...read more

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Raimu, a widower, discovers through his wife's letters that she had a lover who fathered their child. To get revenge, he gives the child to the real father, Clariond, but the child dies and both men suffer for the death. Raimu wants to kill Clariond, but can't bring himself to do it, so he

just wanders off. A densely atmospheric film that translates Dostoyevsky's novella very well. For Raimu (born Jules Muraire), called "the greatest actor that ever lived" by Orson Welles, this would be the last film. He died at 63 years of age in Paris the year the movie came out.

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  • Review: Raimu, a widower, discovers through his wife's letters that she had a lover who fathered their child. To get revenge, he gives the child to the real father, Clariond, but the child dies and both men suffer for the death. Raimu wants to kill Clariond, but c… (more)

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