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French Without Tears (1940)

The love affairs of three young Englishmen at a language cramming school in the south of France. Diana, the sister of one of the boys, arrives in town to flirt with all of her brothers' schoolmates.

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The love affairs of three young Englishmen at a language cramming school in the south of France. Diana, the sister of one of the boys, arrives in town to flirt with all of her brothers' schoolmates.

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They Took Their French in One "Knee-sy" Lesson! See more »

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28 April 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cautela com as Mulheres  »

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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Version of BBC Play of the Month: French Without Tears (1976) See more »

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A movie well worth watching over and over.
11 June 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A very witty English comedy with a brilliant cast. It has a twist at the end but this comment does not reveal the end. I have enjoyed it for years whenever it is shown on TV. The cinematography is well composed and the scenery looks genuine. The dialog is clever as well as witty. The cast is well chosen and adequate for their roles in this movie. The characters are well depicted also. There is some subtle humor in the dialog too. The costumes are also appropriate for the period in which this movie is set. All in all, I would highly recommend this movie to viewers of all age groups, young and old.

I would like to buy it if it is available on VHS or DVD.


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