Love Is My Profession (En Cas de Malheur) DVD (Region 1 Playable in North America - The US, Canada, Mexico, etc.) 1958 Black and white. French with English subtitles.
Starring: Jean Gabin and Brigitte Bardot.
Distinguished lawyer André Gobillot (Jean Gabin) successfully defends a beautiful young prostitute, Yvette Maudet (Brigitte Bardot – 22 years old and at her sensual best), who has committed a robbery. After he gets her acquitted, he falls in love with her, putting his reputation and marriage at risk. Gobillot, who is middle-aged and bored and perhaps a little regretful of the piety of his career, attempts to teach the sexy Yvette some class, all the while his wife (played wonderfully by Edwige Feuillère) continues to be courteous yet resentful of his callous attentions to a girl of plainly inferior condition. Yvette cannot control herself and in true nature is unfaithful to the smitten lawyer, and ends running into trouble in the form of her jealous lover Mazzetti (Claude Magnier), who has a murderous temper.
Even in France – Love Is My Profession (En Cas de Malheur) was censored and only years later the "missing" footage was restored, as it seen here.
"A frankly shocking film about a man's obsession with his mistress !"