Too Late to Love [Pourquoi viens-tu si tard...]

Henri Decoin (director, screenwriter)
Michel Audiard, Claude Brule, Pierre Roustang, Albert Valentin (screenwriters)
Paul Apoteker (photographer)
Maurice Vidalin (poem)
Michele Morgan, Henri Vidal, Francis Blanche (starring)

Paris: Cinedis, 1959. Collection of 11 original black-and-white photographs from the 1959 French film. Most feature starring actress Morgan, and a few show other actors, including Vidal. Three on-the-set photographs of Morgan being fitted by a female crew member, possibly costume designer Tanine Autré, and eleven still photographs, with Morgan and Blanche at a bar, even an image of kids gathered in a junkyard. On the versos of the three on-the-set are French film title and "M. Morgan" in holograph ink and rubber stamps for photographer Paul Apoteker, numerical annotations in holograph pencil on the versos of the still photographs. Housed in a French Kodak photo box with French film title label on the lid.

Catherine (Morgan) is an alcoholic lawyer who enlists the help of reporter Walter (Vidal) to spy on a nefarious wine supplier who may have contributed to the killing of a young man's father. Morgan dominated French cinema for decades and even won the Best Actress Award at the first Cannes festival (1946).

Photographer Apoteker's debut film, followed by successful crime noirs, notably "Classe Tous Risques" (1960), and later worked on "Love and Death" (1975) and the futuristic "cinema du look" film, "Le prix du danger" (1983). Fourth film of noted costume designer Autré, whose other credits include "Love on a Pillow" (1962), "Contempt" (1963), "Lost Command" (1966), and "The Game is Over" (1966).

Photos range from 3.75 x 5.25 inches to 7 x 9.25 inches, most stills with a 2-inch border at the bottom. Slight curling, else Near Fine. Box Very Good overall.

Complete collation upon request.

[Book #142889]