Octave Mouret is a young man filled with great ambitions. He is also a consummate Don Juan and it his talent for seducing members of the opposite sex which he intends using to make a rapid ascent of the social scale.
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Is Julien Duvivier an auteur? Or not? French critics of the late 50's who'll become a little later the children of the French New Wave thought he was not. I haven't seen enough Duvivier movies to give my opinion about it but what I'm sure of is that Julien Duvivier was able to direct masterpieces like Pot-Bouille. And that's more than enough for me. A DVD zone my library.