The Well-Digger's Daughter

  • 1941
  • 2 HR 02 MIN
  • NR
  • Drama

Day becomes pregnant by her aviator lover who promptly goes off to war, leaving her and the child behind with her well-digger father Raimu. Her father is less than compassionate and kicks her out of the house in order to preserve the innocence of his other daughters. Raimu finally comes around and makes peace with his daughter and with the aviator's parents....read more

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Trailer for The Well Digger's Daughter. As she cuts across the fields to take her father his lunch, Patricia meets Jacques. She is eighteen, he is twenty-six. She is pretty, with the fine manners of a young lady; he is a fighter pilot and a handsome young man. A full moon will do the rest on their second meeting. There won't be a third rendezvous: Jacques is sent to the front. Patricia finds herself pregnant. The boy's rich parents accuse her of blackmail. Patricia and her father, the well-digger, will alone have the joy of welcoming her child. A joy that the Mazels will soon envy and seek to share when Jacques goes missing in action...

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