This great film is usually known as 'Therese Raquin',which is a more suitable title,especially considering she's played by the wonderful Simone Signoret. It is a thriller,bleak and pessimistic,an atmosphere suited to this story of a love that cannot be. I loved it.
Roland LeSaffre as the sailor/blackmailer is criminally unsung. He's not even listed in MUBI's cast, and several reviews online unforgivably mistake Marcel Andre as the actor in the role. Andre (who is best known perhaps as Belle's father in Cocteau's La belle et la bete) was in his 70s. In this film, he played Michaud, one of the elder Mme Raquin's friends.