Thérèse Raquin (1953 film)  

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Thérèse Raquin is a 1953 French Drama film directed by Marcel Carné and starring Simone Signoret and Raf Vallone. The story is based on the Émile Zola novel but updated to 1953.

Plot

Thérèse is unhappily married to her cousin, a haberdasher in poor health. They share their home with his domineering mother who makes Thérèse's life even more miserable. When she attempts to run away with a truck driver she has fallen in love with her husband tries to prevent her, forcing her lover to take extreme action.

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