After Love (1948 film)

After Love (French: Après l'amour) is a 1948 French drama film directed by Maurice Tourneur and starring Pierre Blanchar, Simone Renant and Giselle Pascal.[1] The film is based on a play by Henri Duvernois and Pierre Wolff which has been adapted for the screen a number of times. Tourneur shot it in five weeks and came in under budget.[2] It was the director's penultimate film, followed by Dilemma of Two Angels the same year.

After Love
Directed byMaurice Tourneur
Produced byEmile Natan
Written byJean Bernard-Luc
Jacques Natanson
Henri Duvernois (play)
Pierre Wolff (play)
StarringPierre Blanchar
Simone Renant
Giselle Pascal
Music byMarc Lanjean
CinematographyArmand Thirard
Edited byChristian Gaudin
Les Films Modernes
Distributed byLes Films Osso
Release date
22 January 1948
Running time
95 minutes

The film's sets were designed by the art director's Paul-Louis Boutié and Guy de Gastyne


Betrayed by his wife, a teacher proceeds to have an affair with a young and pretty student. The two women both find themselves expecting a child. The girl dies during childbirth. In a spirit of revenge and to keep his real son, the scorned husband exchanges the babies.


  • Pierre Blanchar as François Mesaule
  • Simone Renant as Nicole Mesaule
  • Giselle Pascal as Germaine
  • Gabrielle Fontan as Catou
  • Germaine Ledoyen as La soeur de Germaine / Sister
  • Nicole Chollet as La bonne
  • Claire Gérard as L'invitée
  • Marcel Melrac as Le propriètaire
  • René Hell as Le marchand de violettes
  • Paul Denneville as Le vieux journaliste
  • Jean-Jacques Duverger as Henri
  • Serge Canda
  • Fernand Fabre as Fournier
  • Léon Arvel as Le médecin
  • Cecil Baur
  • Alain Clairfond
  • Lucien Dorval
  • Lucien Jeunesse
  • Lisette Lebon
  • Lucienne Legrand
  • Michel Lemoine
  • Palmyre Levasseur as La voisine
  • Jacques Vertan


  1. Waldman p.166
  2. Waldman p.167


  • Waldman, Harry. Maurice Tourneur: The Life and Films. McFarland, 2001.
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