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Knave of Hearts

  • Film

Time Out says

Clément's first film in English proved once again that a foreign eye can often find more in a familiar setting. Philipe, in an engagingly sweet performance, plays the fickle French lover of a succession of London ladies, wooing them by playing the role they prefer to see him in. This French insight into the dreams of English womankind caused a contemporary furore, as did the use of a hidden camera on London locations to show aspects of the city rarely glimpsed in British cinema. Today it still looks remarkably authentic, with a particularly touching performance from Joan Greenwood in an unusually timid role.
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Release Details

  • Duration:103 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:René Clément
  • Screenwriter:Hugh Mills, René Clément
  • Cast:
    • Gérard Philipe
    • Valerie Hobson
    • Joan Greenwood
    • Margaret Johnston
    • Natasha Parry
    • Germaine Montero
    • Diana Decker
    • Eric Pohlmann
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