Cinema: Serious Brigitte

The Truth (Hans Films; Kingsley-lnternational) is a half-serious attempt to make a wholly serious film starring Brigitte Bardot. Director Henri-Georges Clouzot succeeds for the most part in keeping his drama sober, although now and then he throws in a few peepshots for the skin trade. But his effort to be earnest has unstrung the tautness with which he filmed Diabolique and Wages of Fear. For its last half hour, Truth is as limp as old lettuce.

Brigitte plays a girlstrous Left Bank girl named Dominique, who with a flick of her hip steals her...

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