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Guy de Maupassant (short stories "Mademoiselle Fifi" and "Boule de Suif")
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She faced a question as old as Eve!
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Dull Tale of Patriotism See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Simone Simon ... Elisabeth Rousset

John Emery ... Jean Cornudet

Kurt Kreuger ... Lt. von Eyrick - Called 'Fifi'

Alan Napier ... The Count de Breville
Helen Freeman ... The Countess de Breville

Jason Robards Sr. ... A Wholesaler in Wines (as Jason Robards)

Norma Varden ... The Wholesaler's Wife

Romaine Callender ... A Manufacturer
Fay Helm ... The Manufacturer's Wife
Edmund Glover ... A Young Priest
Charles Waldron ... The Curé of Cleresville
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Allen ... Soldier (uncredited)

Lillian Bronson ... Mme. Follenvie (uncredited)
Tom Burton ... Uhlan (uncredited)

Marc Cramer ... Lieutenant (uncredited)
Victor Cutler ... Soldier Waiter (uncredited)
Richard Drumm ... German Sentry (uncredited)
John Good ... Fritz (uncredited)
Daun Kennedy ... Maid (uncredited)

Rosemary La Planche ... Amanda (uncredited)
Margaret Landry ... Eva (uncredited)
Allan Lee ... Hostler (uncredited)
Marie Lund ... Helene (uncredited)
Paul Marion ... Devoir (uncredited)

Frank Mayo ... Sergeant at Inn (uncredited)
Mayo Newhall ... M. Follenvie (uncredited)
Margie Stewart ... Pamela (uncredited)
William von Wymetal ... The Major (uncredited)
Alan Ward ... Coach Driver (uncredited)
Max Willenz ... The Captain (uncredited)
Violette Wilson ... Aunt Marie (uncredited)
Steve Winston ... Uhlan (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Wise 
 
Writing credits
Guy de Maupassant (short stories "Mademoiselle Fifi" and "Boule de Suif")

Josef Mischel (screenplay) and
Peter Ruric (screenplay)

Produced by
Val Lewton .... producer
Sid Rogell .... supervising producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Werner R. Heymann  (as Werner Heymann)
 
Cinematography by
Harry J. Wild (director of photography) (as Harry Wild)
 
Film Editing by
J.R. Whittredge 
 
Art Direction by
Albert S. D'Agostino 
Walter E. Keller 
 
Set Decoration by
A. Roland Fields  (as Al Fields)
Darrell Silvera 
 
Costume Design by
Edward Stevenson (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist
Alice Monte .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sam Ruman .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Francis M. Sarver .... sound recordist
James G. Stewart .... sound re-recordist
 
Special Effects by
Vernon L. Walker .... special effects
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
 
Other crew
Carl F. Cook .... technical advisor (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Guy de Maupassant's Mademoiselle Fifi" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
69 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Spain:13 | USA:Approved (PCA #10066) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in It's a Great Feeling (1949)See more »
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FAQ

Why does von Eyrick say "Fi, fi donc!"?
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Dull Tale of Patriotism, 24 February 2016
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In 1870, during the Franco-Prussian war, gorgeous laundress Elisabeth Rousset (Simone Simon) is returning home in Cleresville in the occupied France with a snobbish and selfish group of aristocrats, businessmen and a young priest in a stagecoach. When they stop in a inn for the night, the arrogant Prussian Lt. von Eyrick (Kurt Kreuger), known by his alias Mademoiselle Fifi, decides to break the patriotism of Elisabeth and holds up the stagecoach until Elisabeth agrees to "have dinner" with him in his room. The selfish group forces Elisabeth to meet Mademoiselle Fifi, who humiliates her in his room. When the stagecoach finally departs, only Jean Cornudet (John Emery) and the priest comfort Elisabeth and Cornudet decides to stay in Cleresville to ask for forgiveness to Elisabeth. However she rejects his apologies but he decides to stay in the church to help the young priest to resist the Prussians that want him to ring the church bell. Meanwhile Elisabeth is forced to go to a party with Prussian officers where Mademoiselle Fifi is. What will happen to Elisabeth and Cornudet?

"Mademoiselle Fifi" is a dull tale of patriotism, with a story that shows the upper classes together with the enemy to keep their privileges and a simple laundress and a priest as symbols of the resistance and rejection of the enemies. The intention of "having dinner with the enemy in his room" is a very clear metaphor of the true intention of the Prussian office. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Mademoiselle Fifi"

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