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Mademoiselle Fifi (1944)

Approved | | Drama, War | 28 July 1944 (USA)
In occupied France during the Franco-Prussian War, a young French laundress shares a coach ride with several of her condescending social superiors. But when a Prussian officer holds the ... See full summary »

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In occupied France during the Franco-Prussian War, a young French laundress shares a coach ride with several of her condescending social superiors. But when a Prussian officer holds the coach over, social standings are leveled and integrity and spirit are put to the test. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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She faced a question as old as Eve!

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28 July 1944 (USA)  »

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Guy de Maupassant's Mademoiselle Fifi  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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In the original story by Guy de Maupassant, Elizabeth is a prostitute, not a "laundress", and the dinner with Lt. von Eyrick (Fifi) is another type of encounter altogether. These changes had to be made because of the Hayes Code in force at the time. See more »

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[first lines]
The Curé of Cleresville: I tell you again, Lt. von Eyrick, I will not ring the bell.
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Version of Rasvapallo (1962) See more »

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La Marseillaise
(1792) (uncredited)
Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Variations played in the score throughout
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Don't Ring the Bell
3 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very interesting film directed by a very famous Hollywood Director, Robert Wise,"The Sound of Music","West Side Story" and many other famous films. This is a gem of a 1944 film starring Simone Simon, (Elizabeth Bousset),"The Curse of the Cat People" who plays the role of a young French Laundress who shares a coach ride during the Franco-Prussian War with some very important social superiors. These so called social superiors thought themselves better than Elizabeth, however, when they forgot to bring any food supplies on their journey, she furnished them with chicken she had prepared for herself and things changed. Kurt Kreuger, (Lt. Von Eyrick) is a Prussian soldier who tries to hit on Elizabeth and stops all the travelers from going on their journey until poor Elizabeth complies with his wishes. Jason Roboards,Sr., (Wholesaler in Wines) gave a great supporting role along with John Emery, (Jean Cornudet) who comes to the aid of Elizabeth along with a Priest who will not ring the church bells of his Parish in defiance of the Prussian Generals. Great Classic Film.


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