Three Faces of Sin

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Le Puits aux trois vérités
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Directed by François Villiers
Produced by Irénée Leriche
Written by Henri Jeanson
Turi Vasile
Jean Canolle
Rémo Forlani
François Villiers
Starring Michèle Morgan
Jean-Claude Brialy
Catherine Spaak
Scilla Gabel
Music by Maurice Jarre
Cinematography Jacques Robin
Este Films
Films Caravelle
Sicilia Cinematografica
Société Nouvelle des Établissements Gaumont (SNEG)
Ultra Film
Distributed byGaumont (France)
Cameo International (USA)
Release date
13 October 1961
Running time
97 min
CountryItaly / France

Three Faces of Sin (French : Le Puits aux trois vérités) is a 1961 French language motion picture comedy directed by François Villiers, based on novel by Jean-Jaques Gauthier. The music score is by Maurice Jarre. The film stars Michèle Morgan, Jean-Claude Brialy, Catherine Spaak and Scilla Gabel.

French language Romance language

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François Villiers Chevalier of the Legion of Honor was a French film director. He was responsible for several films, from Hans le marin in 1949, to Manika, une vie plus tard, in 1989, which won the Prix du Public at Cannes.

Maurice Jarre French composer

Maurice-Alexis Jarre was a French composer and conductor, "one of the giants of 20th-century film music" who was "among the most sought-after composers in the movie industry" and "a creator of both subtle underscoring and grand, sweeping themes, not only writing for conventional orchestras... but also experimenting with electronic sounds later in his career".

It tells the story of a painter who parts from his mistress and marries her daughter.

Principal cast

Michèle Morgan French actress

Michèle Morgan was a French film actress, who was a leading lady for three decades in both French cinema and Hollywood features. She is considered to have been one of the great French actresses of the 20th century. Morgan was the inaugural winner of the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival. In 1992, she was given an honorary César Award for her contributions to French cinema.

Jean-Claude Brialy French actor and director

Jean-Claude Brialy was a French actor and director.

Catherine Spaak French actress

Catherine Spaak is a French-Italian actress and singer.

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