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Maria Chapdelaine

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Strict behavior codes and the struggle to eke out a living provide a backdrop to this romantic drama set at the turn of the 20th century in rural, northern Quebec. Maria Chapdelaine (Carole Laure) returns to the home of her parents in a remote village, and during the period of one year, has her heart-strings pulled in three different directions at once -- though only one of those directions is what she really wants. She had been promised in marriage to the shy neighboring farmer (Pierre Curzi), whom she has known since they were children, but a suave man-about-town wants to marry her (Donald Lautrec), and a handsome trapper (Nick Mancuso) has fallen in love with her. Maria fluctuates between the trapper and the urban aristocrat, and as events unfold, her indecision leads to tragic consequences. Also filmed by Julien Duvivier in 1934, this story first became popular when published as a novel (by Louis Hemon) in 1913. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide.

  • Actor Character
  • Michèle Morgan Maria Chapdelaine
  • Kieron Moore Lorenzo Suprenant
  • Françoise Rosay Laura Chapdelaine
  • Jack Watling Robert Gagnon
  • Philippe Lemaire Francois Paradis
  • Nancy Price Theresa Suprenant
  • Francis De Wolff Papa Suprenant
  • George Woodbridge Samuel Chadelaine
  • Fred Johnson Esdras the Bonesetter
  • Michael Mulcaster Legare
  • Brian Roper Tit-Be
  • Catherine Bradshaw Alma-Rose
  • Rufus Cruikshank
  • Richard George
  • Harry Locke
  • G.H. Mulcaster
  • Ewen Solon

Directed by
Marc Allégret
Writing credits (in alphabetical order)
Marc Allégret
Louis Hémon novel Maria Chapdelaine
C.K. Jaeger
J. McLaren-Ross
Hugh Mills
Roger Vadim
Produced by
Nelson Scott .... producer
Original Music by
Guy Bernard
Cinematography by
Armand Thirard
Film Editing by
Maurice Rootes
Costume Design by
Germaine Lecomte
Michael Whittaker