Cinema: French Import

Devil in the Flesh (Graetz; A.F.E.), when it first appeared in France a couple of years ago, caused the devil of a row. Like the celebrated autobiographical novel on which it was based,* it was rough on French national dignity (the municipal council of Bordeaux denounced it as "shocking, painful and scabrous") but enthusiastically received by the public (it ran to packed houses for more than a year).

All this Gallic fuss was stirred up by a simple enough story. Lycée Student François Jaubert (Gerard Philipe), too young to take part in World War...

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