Love Is My Profession [En cas de malheur]

Paris: Cinedis, 1958. Original single weight press photograph for the 1958 French-Italian film. Featured in the image is a French promotional poster for the film, showing a painted Bardot and Gabin, noting a showing of the film at the Marivaux Theater (Brussels, Belgium). Also seen is a political poster declaring "Oui a la France," the film having been released only shortly before the country's proposed constitutional referendum led by Charles de Gaulle.

Based on the 1956 detective novel by Simenon, and nominated for a Golden Lion at the Venice Mostra Festival in 1958. Beautiful and naive, Yvette (Bardot) is a young female hustler who seduces her elder lawyer (Gabin). Yvette has an affair with a medical student (hunk Franco Interlenghi), all while pregnant with her lawyer's illegitimate child.

A particularly alluring vessel for Bardot, remade in 1998 by Pierre Jolivet, and in 2010 as a television movie by Jean-Daniel Verhaeghe.

7 x 9.25 inches, with a tiny border at the right. Very Good plus, with light curling, brief stain on the verso at the bottom.

[Book #142918]