Flesh and the Woman

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Flesh and the Woman
Flesh and the Woman FilmPoster.jpeg
Film poster
Directed by Robert Siodmak
Produced by Michel Safra
Written by Jacques Feyder
Charles Spaak
Starring Gina Lollobrigida
Music by Maurice Thiriet
Georges Van Parys
Cinematography Michel Kelber
Edited by Victoria Mercanton
Distributed by Cinédis
Release date
  • 12 April 1954 (1954-04-12)
Running time
100 minutes
Country France
Language French

Flesh and the Woman (French: Le Grand Jeu) is a 1954 French drama film directed by Robert Siodmak.[1] It was entered into the 1954 Cannes Film Festival.[2] It was released in the USA under the title Flesh and the Woman, and in the UK as The Card of Fate. It is a remake of the 1934 film Le Grand Jeu.


After an affair with a young woman named Sylvia the Frenchman Pierre Martel leaves Paris and goes to Algeria because he wants to start over. His wife refuses to follow him. Dismayed about all this he decides to join the French Foreign Legion. As a soldier he runs into a look-alike of Sylvia.



  1. ^ "Grand Jeu (Le)". unifrance.org. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Flesh and the Woman". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-01-25.

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