The Naked Heart

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Maria Chapdelaine
Maria Chapdelaine 1950 poster.jpg
Directed by Marc Allégret
Produced by Nelson Scott
Louis de Masure (uncredited)
Written by Marc Allégret
C.K. Jaeger
J. McLaren-Ross
Hugh Mills
Roger Vadim
Starring Michèle Morgan
Kieron Moore
Françoise Rosay
Music by Guy Bernard
Cinematography Armand Thirard
Edited by Mireille Bessette
Maurice Rootes
Everest Pictures Ltd.
Distributed by Filmsonor (France)
British Lion Films (UK)
Release date
17 November 1950 (France)
Running time
100 minutes
Country United Kingdom / France
Language English/French
Box office £99,247 (UK)[1]

The Naked Heart (French title: Maria Chapdelaine) is a 1950 British-French historical drama film directed by Marc Allégret, based on the novel Maria Chapdelaine by Louis Hémon. The film stars Michèle Morgan, Kieron Moore and Françoise Rosay. It was released in separate English and French versions.

It tells the story of a convent girl in a remote Northern Canadian village at the beginning of the 20th century.



  1. ^ Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p495

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