Victor, an over-the-hill boxer hopes to train his ring successor. One of his proteges is railroad worker Andre, who is hated on sight by Victor’s wife Blanche. Before long, the irresponsible Andre proves that Blanche was right when he abandons his training in favor of a flashy floozie
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Remarkably, impeccably average. The retired boxer, the naive protege, the tug of young, distracting love - it's a tale as old as time, and any superior characterization or distractingly star performance is undercut by its pedestrian material. Even so, it's a must for completionists of Carne and Gabin.
Charming actors and a well-made film. Carne proves himself as a solid craftsman in this '50's boxing tale. You know, this movie actually "feels" very much of its time. It just looks and feels like a 50's film. (go figure, right?) Very good lighting for the actors, great framing, music and a delightful (albeit traditional) story. It's a very solid film and I love the style of this filmmaking.