The Case of Dr. Laurent (1957)

12 04/03/1957 (FR) Drama 1h 50m
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Le Cas Du Dr. Laurent (The Case of Dr. Laurent) stars Jean Gabin as a Paris-based doctor who tries to spread the gospel of Natural Childbirth. Working in a cloistered rural community, Gabin runs up against the stone walls of fear and prejudice. His theories are proven sound when unwed mother Nicole Courcel gives birth within Gabin's methodology. The childbirth sequence is filmed straight-on with a delicate combination of taste and frankness. Nonetheless, the lurid ad campaign of Cas Du Dr. Laurent sensationalized this sequence all out of proportion.

  1. Jean-Paul Le Chanois

    Director, Screenplay

  2. René Barjavel


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  1. Jean Gabin

    Jean Gabin

    le docteur Laurent

  2. Nicole Courcel

    Nicole Courcel

    Francine Payot

  3. Silvia Monfort

    Silvia Monfort

    Catherine Loubet

  4. Henri Arius

    Henri Arius

    le docteur Bastide

  5. Antoine Balpêtré

    Antoine Balpêtré

    le docteur René Vanolle

  6. Georges Lannes

    Georges Lannes

    le docteur Ripert

  7. Michel Barbey

    Michel Barbey

    André Loubet

  8. Marcel Daxely


  9. Yvonne Gamy

    Yvonne Gamy

    Mme Bigeot, la sage-femme

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The Case of Dr. Laurent
The Case of Dr. Laurent

Original Title Le Cas du docteur Laurent

Status Released

Original Language French

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