Cinema: New Picture, may 4, 1959

Love Is My Profession (Raoul J. Levy; Kingsley International) is easily the peep-showiest, cheap-thrillingest of all the Brigitte Bardot pictures—and probably the best. Topnotch Whodunit Writer Georges Simenon furnished the novel (En Cas de Malheur) on which the film is based. Jean Gabin was hired to top the title. Actress Bardot was signed to bring up the rear in the box-office battle. And the slickest of the big French directors, Claude Autant-Lara (Devil in the Flesh, Rouge et Noir), has contrived to combine all these expensive, volatile elements into a smutty story that is technically very well told.

The heroine (Bardot), according...

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