In this adaptation of Émile Zola's novel L'Assommoir that won a BAFTA Award for Best Film, Maria Schell plays the title character, a crippled laundress who's been abandoned, along with her two sons, by her lover. Eventually, she marries blue-collar worker Henri Coupeau (François Périer, who won a BAFTA for Best Actor) and realizes her dream of running her own laundry. But the scourge of Coupeau's alcoholism threatens to ruin everything.
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- Rene Clement
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
French: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access.
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it