France / French
||Geoffroy de Chabré
||Le juge d'instruction
||Henri Bernstein; Michel Duran
In this film "Boyer plays Philippe Lutcher, a socialist, crypto-anarchist newspaper cartoonist who lives in self-imposed poverty in a Parisian shack. Hired away from his left-wing broadsheet by a centrist paper to cover the ballyhooed return of beloved stage and screen siren Clara Stuart (Gaby Morlay), Philippe takes aim at the star and her fans with his pen as they pack a railway station. But after hearing the star perform the title song at a live appearance, Philippe expresses his emotions with a very different instrument. The romance that ensues and Philippe's subsequent trial for the attempted assassination of Clara Stuart are a completely sober yet totally off-the-wall tour de force for both Boyer and Morlay".
Source: A Romantic Icon, Trapped in Typecasting
By BRUCE BENNETT | The New York Sun | May 23, 2008
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