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There are two kinds of men...
6 June 2010
...some are fickle .....
And he IS fickle ! We will never know how the men of the second kind
"Aventure A Paris" is a pleasant little comedy ,partly a musical;Jules
plays the trumpet in his landlord's car ,performing one of the big hits
of the era "Tout Va Très Bien Madame La Marquise" ;there's a stage
performance ,with a topless girl -nudity was no problem for Marc
Allégret who showed a topless blonde in her bed three years before in
"Lac Aux Dames " -singing "Laissez Vous Faire" (C'est Un Corsaire)(=go
on ,be a devil!/he's a corsair) ,with a reprise for the finale.Besides
there are snippets of a hilarious song which goes like this: "celery,it
ain't ,no it ain't ,spaghetti!"
A wealthy businessman who made his fortune in biscuits and wafers has a
problem with women.A lady killer (Jules Berry) who is also his tenant
short of the readies whose goods are to be seized wants to help him
with his problem.His plan: he seduces a woman ,invites her to dine
;then he introduces her to his shy friend;then a phone call forces him
to leave them alone together.Unfortunately things do not happen as
Arletty is a long time coming ,since she only appears in the last
third.But when she appears ,she steals every scene she is in;and it's a
joy to see her play opposite Jules Berry (greater collaborations would
follow with "Le Jour Se Lève" and "Les Visiteurs Du Soir" ).
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