Thank goodness Julien Duvivier couldn't remember his lines, thus relieving the French stage of a mediocre actor and gifting French cinema with one of its master directors, albeit one whose full measure has yet to be taken. Perhaps Duvivier did himself no favors by working so damn much—more than 70 films in 48 years, nearly doubling the output of his contemporary, Jean Renoir (who revered him), and giving much ammunition to the young Turks of Cahiers... More >>>