Pleasures and Vices


1h 26m 1962

Brief Synopsis

Angel Face, a handsome young gigolo, supports himself by selling the gifts given to him by his lovers. One of his women, Marie, tells him that she is pregnant, hoping that this will have a stabilizing effect on him, but he is merely annoyed at her naiveté and leaves her. Despondent over the loss of ...

Film Details

Also Known As
Gueule d'ange
Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
New York opening: 21 Nov 1962
Production Company
Lutétia
Distribution Company
William Mishkin Motion Pictures, Inc.
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on a play by Roger Normand.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

Synopsis

Angel Face, a handsome young gigolo, supports himself by selling the gifts given to him by his lovers. One of his women, Marie, tells him that she is pregnant, hoping that this will have a stabilizing effect on him, but he is merely annoyed at her naiveté and leaves her. Despondent over the loss of her lover, Marie has an accident that causes a miscarriage. Later, Angel Face meets a man in a bar who tells him of Loina, a beautiful woman who preys upon the men who love her. Angel Face decides to take the challenge and meets Loina, who invites him to join her in selling forged art work. He attempts to make love to her, and she agrees, with the stipulation that he not become jealous of her other sexual encounters. The arrangement succeeds for a while, but finally the love-sick Angel Face pleads with Loina for them both to stop their promiscuous behavior. She refuses to be possessed solely by Angel Face and leaves him. Angel Face is heartbroken but soon realizes that he has done the same thing to women many times before.

Film Details

Also Known As
Gueule d'ange
Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
New York opening: 21 Nov 1962
Production Company
Lutétia
Distribution Company
William Mishkin Motion Pictures, Inc.
Country
France
Screenplay Information
Based on a play by Roger Normand.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 26m

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Filmed in Paris and Switzerland. Opened in Paris in September 1955 as Gueule d'Ange at 100 min.