L'Avarice et la colère, realized by Eduardo De Filippo
La Paresse, realized by Jean Dréville
La Luxure, realized by Yves Allégret
La Gourmandise, realized by Carlo Rim
L'Envie, realized by Roberto Rossellini
L'Orgueil, realized by Claude Autant-Lara
Le Huitième péché, realized by Georges Lacombe
♦ Synopsis :
In a fun fair, a leader of play attracts the idlers and famous for them the 7 capital sins :
1 : An owner, Mr. Alvaro, whose woman is irascible, refuses a time with the one of his tenants, Edouardo, which cannot pay its rent. The last anger of the wife will make it possible to the tenant to discharge his debt.
2 : Once more, the men manufacture machines ever more more fatal ; Saint Pierre sends on ground the Idleness to moderate their heat. The world falls then into the lethargy. The saint must come him even among the men to ask the Idleness to moderate his heat. Balance is then restored.
3 : The first agitations of a teenager, Chantal, who believes itself pregnant, bring closer that which it believes being her seducer, Ravila, and its mother, Mrs. Bianca, beautiful the landlord.
4 : Lodged for the night by a couple of peasants, a doctor of countryside, Antonin, are invited, after the supper during which it extremely appreciated an excellent cheese, to divide the layer of its hosts. The sensual country-woman makes some advances with her guest and asks him what it wishes. Antonin rises at once to finish cheese.
5 : Camille a young Frenchwoman jealous of the affection that her husband Olivier, a painter, carries to his she-cat, throws cat-like top of a terrace. Realizing that his wife is envieuse, the painter separates from it.
6 : Reverses of fortune fell down on Mrs. de Pallières and her Anne-Marie daughter. The latter, guest with a reception, refuses to lend itself to the excavation which follows the flight of a jewel, then it throws its bag in which one discovers some sandwiches that it had subtilized to bring them to her mother. The found jewel, it leaves the ball proudly.
7 : The finished illustration the juggler harangue crowd while asking him not to succumb to the eighth capital sin, imagination, and never not to give an opinion on only appearances.
♦ Specification sheet :
Title : Les sept péchés capitaux
Realization : (various sketches and directors)
Scenario, Adaptation, Dialogues :
1 : Edouardo de Filippo, Charles Spaak, According to a piece of news of Hervé Bazin
2 : Carlo Rim
3 : Jean Aurenche and Pierre Bost, According to a piece of news of Barbey d'Aurevilly
4 : Carlo Rim
5 : Diego Fabbri, Roberto Rossellini, Liana Ferri, Turi Vasile, according La Chatte de Colette
6 : Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost, Claude Autant-Lara
7 : René Wheeler, according to an idea of Léo Joannon
Images : Enzo Serafin (1 and 5), André Thomas (2), Roger Hubert (3), Robert Le Febvre (4 and 7), André Bac, Jacques Natteau (6)
Music : Georges Auric (2), Yves Baudrier (3 and 5), René Cloërec (6)
Decorations : Ugo Boettler (1 and 5), Georges Wakhévitch, Auguste Capelier (2), Alexandre Trauner, Auguste Capelier (3), Auguste Capelier (4), Max Douy (6 and 7)
Suits : Pierre Balmain for Michèle Morgan
Editing : Claude Nicole (2), Louisette Hautecoeur (4 and 5), Madeleine Gug (6)
Shooting from 10 till 23 December, 1951 (1), from December 13th till January 3rd, 1952 (2), from 15 till 31 October, 1951 (3), from 9 till 15 January, 1952 (4), from January 21st till February 8th, 1952 (6), from 18 till 21 February, 1952 (connection), from 6 till 18 October, 1951 (5)
Sound : Georges Leblond (2), Louis Kieffer (4), Jean Rieul (6, 6 and 7)
Make-up : Jean Ulysse (2), Alexandre Ranesky (4), Boris Karabanoff (5), Yvonne Fortuna (6), Carmen Brel (7)