Roger la Honte was the first entry in a two-part production based on the epic novel by Jules Mary. Lucien Coedel plays the title character, a turn-of-the-century industrialist. Falsely accused of murder, the hero is sentenced to a lengthy prison term, which profoundly alters his personality. The second half of the saga, La Revanche de Roger la Honte, details the protagonist efforts to wreak vengeance on those who wronged him. Both Roger la Honte and its sequel were directed in a quasi-Emile Zola fashion by the always interesting Andre Cayatte.
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