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The Best Part (1955)

90 min | Drama

Philippe Morin, a young engineer passionate about his work, leads the construction of a huge dam in the High Alps. Like all the men who work on the building site, he gives the best part of himself. Unfortunately, his health deteriorates ...See morePhilippe Morin, a young engineer passionate about his work, leads the construction of a huge dam in the High Alps. Like all the men who work on the building site, he gives the best part of himself. Unfortunately, his health deteriorates but he refuses to follow the doctor's orders as well as the advice of Micheline, a young nurse who has fallen in love with him. However, driven by the evolution of his illness, Philippe finally makes up his mind to go down to the valley for a treatment. On the very day of his departure though, a young Arab worker gets killed in a rock crusher... Written by Guy Bellinger See less
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Updated Dec 30, 1955

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Dec 30, 1955 (Italy)

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Gérard Philipe
Philippe Perrin - l'ingénieur en chef Philippe Perrin - l'ingénieur en chef   See fewer
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Michèle Cordoue
Micheline - l'infirmière du chantier Micheline - l'infirmière du chantier   See fewer
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Umberto Spadaro
Gino - un ouvrier piémontais Gino - un ouvrier piémontais   See fewer
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Georges Chamarat
Lemoigne, le chef d'équipe (as Georges Chamarat Sociétaire de la Comédie Française) Lemoigne, le chef d'équipe (as Georges Chamarat Sociétaire de la Comédie Française)   See fewer
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Valeria Moriconi
Odette - la serveuse de la cantine Odette - la serveuse de la cantine   See fewer
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Olivier Hussenot
Colombin - le magasinier Colombin - le magasinier   See fewer
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Alberto Bonucci
Antoine Antoine   See fewer
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Jean Lefebvre
Raymond - un ouvrier Raymond - un ouvrier   See fewer
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Jean-Jacques Lécot
Pasquier, un ingénieur Pasquier, un ingénieur   See fewer
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Michel François
Le docteur Molinier Le docteur Molinier   See fewer
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Jess Hahn
Karl - un mineur Karl - un mineur   See fewer
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Mohamed Ziani
Ali - un jeune ouvrier algérien Ali - un jeune ouvrier algérien   See fewer
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Marcel Bozzuffi
Actor (as Marcel Bozzufi) Actor (as Marcel Bozzufi)   See fewer
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Louis Velle
Le nouvel ingénieur en chef Le nouvel ingénieur en chef   See fewer
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Jacques Moulières
Luigi (as Jacques Moulière) Luigi (as Jacques Moulière)   See fewer
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Giacomo Furia
Le gérant de la cantine Le gérant de la cantine   See fewer
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Lina Furia
La gérante de la cantine La gérante de la cantine   See fewer
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Gabriel Gobin
Un joueur de cartes Un joueur de cartes   See fewer
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Charles Denner
Un ingénieur adjoint Un ingénieur adjoint   See fewer
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Émile Genevois
Un ouvrier Un ouvrier   See fewer
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Gérard Oury
Gérard Bailly - un ingénieur Gérard Bailly - un ingénieur   See fewer
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Paola Borboni
Bit part (uncredited) Bit part (uncredited)   See fewer
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Raymond Brun
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Olivier Darrieux
Un homme à la noce (uncredited) Un homme à la noce (uncredited)   See fewer
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Georges Galley
Bit part (uncredited) Bit part (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gérard Hernandez
L'ouvrier qui remplace le magasinier (uncredited) L'ouvrier qui remplace le magasinier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jacques Morlaine
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Pâquerette
La patronne du bistrot du centre (uncredited) La patronne du bistrot du centre (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.3 / 10 | 39 votes