Based on a novel by Guy de Maupassant, this drama from director Albert Lewin follows the misanthropic career of Georges Duroy, a writer who remorselessly uses and discards one woman after another to advance his position in Parisian society.
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15 well-known artists were asked by Albert Lewin to paint a picture about 'The Temptation of Saint Anthony' for this film. Max Ernst won the contest in which Salvador Dali took part. If you're a movie lover, you already have the six movies directed by Albert Lewin in your library because Lewin was one of the rare American writer/director (auteur) of that period. Highly recommended.
When I saw Max Ernst's painting of the "Tempation of St. Anthony" listed in the opening credits, my curiosity was piqued. It makes an almost shocking appearance (iin color!) three-quarters of the way through. Well worth the wait.