A Marseille. Jean, honnête docker, aime Marie. Mais les parents adoptifs de cette dernière, êtres méprisants, lui préfèrent un autre mari, Petit-Paul, un mauvais garçon aux manières teigneuses, que Marie n’aime pas mais dont les relations séduisent les parents de la belle.
Marie was an orphan adopted by a bar-owner and his wife in the port of Marseille, and now she is harshly exploited by them as a servant in the bar. She is desired by Petit Paul, a thuggish good-for-nothing, but is secretly in love with Jean, a dockworker. Marie is forced to leave with Petit Paul, but Jean follows them to a fairground where the two men fight. In the brawl a policeman is stabbed and, while Petit Paul escapes, Jean is arrested and thrown in jail. A year later, Jean rediscovers Marie, now with a sick baby and living with Petit Paul, who spends all their money on drink. Jean tries to support Marie, aided by a crippled woman, who lives next door; but Petit Paul, warned by gossiping neighbors that Jean is seeing Marie, returns for a violent confrontation; this time armed with a gun. In the ensuing struggle, the crippled woman obtains the gun and kills Petit Paul. In an epilogue, we see Jean and Marie finally free to love each other, though their faces suggest that experience has taken its toll on their lives.
DVD-R HAS FRENCH INTERTITLES WITH SWITCHABLE ENGLISH AND SPANISH SUBTITLES
QUALITY (of feature film only):
- Sharpness of picture? - relatively sharp with some pixellization
- Other notable issues?
LENGTH OF FEATURE FILM: 87 mins.
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