The Rough and the Smooth (1959)

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  • Portrait of a Sinner Alternative


Upper-class archaeologist meets a blonde German girl by chance and has a passionate love affair with her. Gradually her true nature is revealed; the archaeologist breaks with her and returns to his forgiving fiancée.

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