Le brasier ardent (1923)

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Le brasier ardent (1923)

A woman, named simply "Elle" and her husband, a wealthy industrialist, are not on the best of terms. While she enjoys the way he caters to her every whim, she wonders whether he really loves her. He, on the other hand, torments himself by imagining rivals. One morning she awakens from a nightmare in which she has been pursued by a man in various guises, who turns out to be the famous Detective Z, whose memoirs she has been reading. When she and her husband quarrel over leaving Paris permanently for a country estate, he goes to the "Trouve Tout" Agency and hires, of all people, Detective Z, to win back her affection. She promptly steals their marriage contract. Z tracks down the document and is nearly seduced in the process, but he resists her and returns to the comforts of home, his adoring mother, and a pet bulldog. In a chic restaurant one evening, she challenges him to a dancing duel, which he wins. After her confession of love, he goes home with a toothache. The contract is ...
France
IMDb  7.0 /10
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Release Date1923-07-02
Runtime2h 0mins
GenreComedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Content RatingNot Rated (Not Rated)
Awards
CompanySociete de Films Albatros
CountryFrance
LanguageNone, French
Zed - le détective
Nathalie Lissenko
Nathalie Lissenko
Elle
Le président du Club
Adeline de La Croix
Adeline de La Croix
La Grand Mère
Franco Zellas
Franco Zellas
(as François Zellas)
Paul Franceschi
Paul Franceschi
Jules de Spoly
Jules de Spoly