Gueule d'Amour

When Gabin chances to return - older, sadder and in unbecoming civvies - to the shady bar where, as a legionnaire, he once held sway, a taxi-girl remarks incredulously (and callously) on his former reputation as the garrison's Don Juan. The intense poignancy of this 'privileged moment' is symptomatic of the way in which both actor and director have revitalised what is basically a trite, off-the-peg melodrama about a man destroyed by his passion for a woman.

Release details

Duration: 102 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jean Grémillon
Screenwriter: Charles Spaak
Cast: Jean Gabin
Mireille Balin
René Lefèvre
Marguerite Deval
Jeanne Marken
Jean Aymé