Devil in the Flesh (1947 film)

Devil in the Flesh (French: Le diable au corps) is a 1947 French movie directed by Claude Autant-Lara starring Micheline Presle and Gérard Philipe. It is based on a novel by Raymond Radiguet.[2]

Devil in the Flesh
Micheline Presle and Gérard Philipe
Directed byClaude Autant-Lara
Produced byPaul Graetz
Written byJean Aurenche and Pierre Bost
Raymond Radiguet (novel "Le diable au corps")
StarringMicheline Presle and Gérard Philipe
Music byRené Cloërec
CinematographyMichel Kelber
Edited byMadeleine Gug
Transcontinental Films
Release date
1947 ( France)
1949 ( United States)
1952 ( Japan)
Running time
125 minutes
Country France
Budget4,762,930 admissions (France)[1]


In France during World War I, pretty nurse Marthe (Micheline Presle) waits for her husband, Jacques, while he fights on the front lines. The lonely Marthe begins a tempestuous affair with 17-year-old François (Gérard Philipe), with whom she had a dalliance before marrying Jacques. Jealous François struggles with the fact that Marthe is married, while she tries to prove her devotion to her young, hotheaded lover. Things become even more complex when Marthe becomes pregnant with François' baby.



The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures named it the fifth best film of 1949.


  1. "Box Office Success of Gerard Philippe films". Box Office Story.
  2. "Devil in the Flesh". Retrieved 2014-01-25.

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