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|Directed by||Jacqueline Audry|
|Written by||Pierre Laroche (screenplay)
Dorothy Bussy (novel)
|Distributed by||Filmsonor (France)
Arthur Davis Associates (USA)
|Release date(s)||April 27, 1951 (France)
April 8, 1954 (USA)
|Running time||88 minutes|
Olivia (also known as Pit of Loneliness) is a 1951 French film directed by Jacqueline Audry, and based on the 1950 semi-autobiographical novel by Dorothy Bussy. It has been called a "landmark of lesbian representation".
- Edwige Feuillère as Mlle. Julie
- Simone Simon as Mlle. Cara
- Marie-Claire Olivia as Olivia Dealey
- Yvonne de Bray as Victoire
- Suzanne Dehelly as Mlle. Dubois
- Marina de Berg as Mimi
- Lesly Meynard as Frau Riesener
- Danièle Delorme as Une ancienne élève
- Rina Rhéty as Signorina
- Tania Soucault as Georgie
- Elly Norden as Laura
- Nadine Olivier as Cécile
- Kedward, Harry Roderick; Nancy Wood (1995). The Liberation of France: Image and Event. Berg Publishers. p. 105. ISBN 1-85973-087-6.
- Mayne, Judith (2000). Framed: Lesbians, Feminists, and Media Culture. University of Minnesota Press. pp. xix. ISBN 0-8166-3456-4.
- Darren, Alison (2000). Lesbian Film Guide. Continuum International Publishing Group. p. 156. ISBN 0-304-33376-X.
- "Film Nominations 1952". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 2008-04-06.
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