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In the early thirties,many French movies were filmed plays ;such is the case with "La Petite Chocolatière" .
It has not worn well;the main female character ,a spoiled rich girl,is almost unbearable and her reluctant suitor the young civil servant is not much better: Pierre Bertin 's acting is wooden.The only reason to Watch these light-hearted gallantries is Raimu ,but it's not one of his best parts,by a long shot;also interesting is the presence ,in a supporting role,of Simone Simon,the future star of Renoir's "La Bete Humaine" and of Jacques Tourneur's "cat people".
One can save a funny scene :the father of the Young man's first fiancée,coming into the boy's country house and discovering two girls ,quickly says to his daughter:" do not enter this place,dearest,there's a lovely landscape outside".
Remade in 1949,by André Berthomieu.
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