The Naked Heart

The Naked Heart (French title: Maria Chapdelaine) is a 1950 British-French historical drama film directed by Marc Allégret, based on the novel Maria Chapdelaine by Louis Hémon. The film stars Michèle Morgan, Kieron Moore and Françoise Rosay. It was released in separate English and French versions. A previous film version had been made in 1934.

Maria Chapdelaine
Directed byMarc Allégret
Produced byNelson Scott
Louis de Masure (uncredited)
Written byMarc Allégret
C.K. Jaeger
J. McLaren-Ross
Hugh Mills
Roger Vadim
StarringMichèle Morgan
Kieron Moore
Françoise Rosay
Music byGuy Bernard
CinematographyArmand Thirard
Edited byMireille Bessette
Maurice Rootes
Everest Pictures Ltd.
Distributed byFilmsonor (France)
British Lion Films (UK)
Release date
17 November 1950 (France)
Running time
100 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom / France
Box office£99,247 (UK)[1]

It tells the story of a convent girl in a remote Northern Canadian village at the beginning of the 20th century.



  1. Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p495
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