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The English-language title of this French romantic melodrama is When You Read This Letter. Juliette Greco plays Therese, a nun-in-training who returns to "civilian" life to care for her young sister Denise (Irene Gatter). When Denise is compromised by love-'em-and-leave-'em stud Max (Philippe LeMaire), Therese forces Max at gunpoint to propose marriage to the hapless girl. Fascinated by this extreme behavior, Max falls madly in love with Therese. (AllMovie)

  1. Jean-Pierre Melville

    Director

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  1. Philippe Lemaire

    Philippe Lemaire

    Max Trivet

  2. Juliette Gréco

    Juliette Gréco

    Thérèse Voise

  3. Daniel Cauchy

    Daniel Cauchy

    Biquet

  4. Irène Galter

    Denise Voise

  5. Yvonne Sanson

    Yvonne Sanson

    Irène

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Original Title Quand tu liras cette lettre

Status Released

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  • July 26, 1953
    Theatrical

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Original Language French

Runtime 1h 44m

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