Forbidden Fruit ★★★ Le Fruit Defendu 1952
Widowed country doctor (Fernandel), who lives with his domineering mother (Sylvie), marries an equally demanding woman (Nollier) and then finds himself involved with a compliant young prostitute (Arnoul). Comic Fernandel does very well with his change of pace role as a man whose illusions of middle-class respectability are destroyed. Based on “Letter a Mon Juge” by Georges Simenon. French with subtitles. 103m/B VHS . FR Fernandel, Francoise Arnoul, Claude Nollier, Sylvie, Jacques Castelot; D: Henri Verneuil; W: Jacques Companeez, Jean Manse, Henri Verneuil; C: Henri Alekan; M: Paul Durand.