The Case of Dr. Laurent (Le cas du docteur Laurent) 66 years old

The Case of Dr. Laurent

Le Cas Du Dr. Laurent (The Case of Dr. Laurent) stars Jean Gabin as a Paris-based doctor who tries to spread the gospel of Natural Childbirth. Working in a cloistered rural community, Gabin runs up against the stone walls of fear and prejudice. His theories are proven sound when unwed mother Nicole Courcel gives birth within Gabin's methodology. The childbirth sequence is filmed straight-on with a delicate combination of taste and frankness. Nonetheless, the lurid ad campaign of Cas Du Dr. Laurent sensationalized this sequence all out of proportion.

Credits

The Case of Dr. Laurent Cast

Name Character
Jean Gabin He was 52, 72 years old when he died as le docteur Laurent
Nicole Courcel She was 25, 84 years old when she died as Francine Payot
Silvia Monfort She was 33, 67 years old when she died as Catherine Loubet
Yvonne Gamy She was 52, 92 years old when she died as Mme Bigeot, la sage-femme
Antoine Balpêtré was 58, 64 years old when died as le docteur René Vanolle
Michel Barbey He was 29, now 96 years old as André Loubet
Marcel Daxely He was 43, 75 years old when he died as Simonet
Mag-Avril She was 58, 86 years old when she died as Célina
Jean Josselin He was 17, now 84 years old as M. Roux
Henri Arius He was 59, 70 years old when he died as le docteur Bastide
Georges Lannes He was 61, 87 years old when he died as le docteur Ripert
Riri Berty as Mme Simonet

The Case of Dr. Laurent Crew

Name Department
Jean-Paul Le Chanois as Director. He was 47 (75) years old when He died Directing
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The Case of Dr. Laurent (66 years)

  • Release day: Wednesday, April 03, 1957
  • Runtime: 110 minutes