Thérèse Raquin (1953 film)

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Thérèse Raquin
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Directed by Marcel Carné
Produced by Raymond Hakim
Robert Hakim
Written by Marcel Carné
Charles Spaak
Émile Zola (novel)
Starring Simone Signoret
Raf Vallone
Jacques Duby
Music by Maurice Thiriet
Cinematography Roger Hubert
Edited by Marthe Gottie
Suzanne Rondeau
Henri Rust
Distributed by Paris Film Productions
Release date
  • 6 November 1953 (1953-11-06)
Running time
102 minutes
Country France
Language French

Thérèse Raquin (also The Adultress) is a 1953 French Drama film directed by Marcel Carné and starring Simone Signoret and Raf Vallone. The story is loosely based on the novel by Émile Zola but updated to 1953. It was screened at the 14th Venice International Film Festival where it won the Silver Lion.


Thérèse is unhappily married to her cousin, a haberdasher in poor health. They share their home with his domineering mother who makes Thérèse's life even more miserable. When she attempts to run away with a truck driver she has fallen in love with her husband tries to prevent her, forcing her lover to take extreme action.


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