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Heartbeat (1946)

A young female escapee from a reform school joins a pickpocket academy in Paris. She is caught red-handed on her first attempt at stealing by an upper class man. He recruits her to do him a... See full summary »

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A young female escapee from a reform school joins a pickpocket academy in Paris. She is caught red-handed on her first attempt at stealing by an upper class man. He recruits her to do him a favor at a society party where she meets and falls in love with a young, handsome, rich diplomat. Whether or not she can land him is another story. Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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Yves Cadubert: When I lie, everybody knows. Maybe I should go into politics where it doesn't matter.
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The Heartbeat Song (Can You Guess?)
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Music by Paul Misraki
Lyrics by Ervin Drake
Sung by Ginger Rogers
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Ginger Whine
30 November 2015 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

When will they learn? That's purely rhetorical if anybody asks you. Born in 1917 - and still with us - Danielle Darrieux began her career in movies at the start of the Sound era and before the end of the thirties was the biggest female star on the French screen playing essentially the same role over and over in a series of lighter=than air romantic comedies that often required her to sing a song or two. In the mid-point of the decade she teamed up with writer-director Henri Decoin for The Green Domino, an entry with slightly more substance, they married and made a string (six) of successful souffles before divorcing in 1941 after Premiere Rendez- vous, but remained friends and made a further three films together. One of the biggest successes was Battement de coeur in which Darrieeux played a fugitive from Reform School who enrolled in a school for pickpockets under the leadership of Saturnin Fabre and, after a series of adventures encountered her Prince Charming in the shape of Claude Dauphin. It was delightful and enchanting in equal measure the perfect antidote to the outbreak of war. For reasons best known to themselves RKO decided to remake it in 1946 with a decidedly mid-thirtyish Ginger Rogers in the Darrieux role, Basil Rathbone replacing Saturnin Fabre and authentic, albeit wooden, Frenchman Jean-Pierre Aumont in the Claude Dauphin role. In a reverse alchemy a soufflé turned into a suet pudding and no one came out of it well. One to be avoided.


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