Devil in the Flesh (1947 film)

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Devil in the Flesh
Micheline Presle and Gérard Philipe
Directed by Claude Autant-Lara
Produced by Paul Graetz
Written by Jean Aurenche and Pierre Bost
Raymond Radiguet (novel "Le diable au corps")
Starring Micheline Presle and Gérard Philipe
Music by René Cloërec
Cinematography Michel Kelber
Edited by Madeleine Gug
Transcontinental Films
Release date
1947 (France France)
1949 (United States United States)
1952 (Japan Japan)
Running time
125 minutes
Country France France
Language French

Devil in the Flesh (French: Le diable au corps) is a 1947 French movie directed by Claude Autant-Lara starring Micheline Presle and Gérard Philipe. It is based on a novel by Raymond Radiguet.[1]


In France during World War I, pretty nurse Marthe (Micheline Presle) waits for her husband, Jacques, while he fights on the front lines. The lonely Marthe begins a tempestuous affair with 17-year-old François (Gérard Philipe), with whom she had a dalliance before marrying Jacques. Jealous François struggles with the fact that Marthe is married, while she tries to prove her devotion to her young, hotheaded lover. Things become even more complex when Marthe becomes pregnant with Jacques' baby.



The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures named it the fifth best film of 1949.


  1. ^ "Devil in the Flesh". Retrieved 2014-01-25. 

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