Pierre Bost and Jean Aurenche made a career of adapting famous books for the screen. Several of these adaptations provided Francois Truffaut the material on which to base his cutting attack in the famous Cahiers du Cinema
articles "A Certain Tendency of the French Cinema." Truffaut
criticized the pair for their literal adaptations of novels while ignoring thematic essence. Like their other works, SYMPHONIE PASTORALE is an adaptation from a novel by Andre Gide, though it should be noted that Gide found the film very enjoyable. Morgan plays a blind orphan brought into the home
of pastor Blanchar. He nurtures and raises the girl, eventually falling in love with...