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Man About Town (1947)
"Le silence est d'or" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  21 May 1947 (France)
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1910 : A friend leaves his daughter, Lucette, with Emile a French film producer. Emile falls in love with her. Problems starts when his young friend Jacques returns from military service ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Emile Clément
François Périer ...
Jacques Francet
Marcelle Derrien ...
Madeleine Célestin
Dany Robin ...
Lucette
Raymond Cordy ...
Le Frisé
Bernard La Jarrige ...
Paulo
Paul Ollivier ...
Le comptable
Christiane Sertilange ...
Marinette
Roland Armontel ...
Célestin -un acteur de théâtre
Paul Demange ...
Le sultan de Socotora
Max Dalban ...
Cricri - un machiniste
Jean Daurand ...
Alfred - un machiniste
Albert Michel ...
Zanzi
Gaston Modot ...
Gustave - le caméraman
Robert Pizani ...
Monsieur Duperrier
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1910 : A friend leaves his daughter, Lucette, with Emile a French film producer. Emile falls in love with her. Problems starts when his young friend Jacques returns from military service complaining his misfortune with women. Once he follows Emile's advice to have an affair, he meets Lucette and falls in love with her instead. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Award: Prix Méliès (France, 1947). See more »

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Featured in La mémoire retrouvée (1996) See more »

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Pigalle
Performed by Maurice Chevalier
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Paris Revisited With Affection
14 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen this film in the U.S. so I can't say how well it translated or made it to the screen here. Clair is clearly not nouvelle vague of late 50's of early 60's but he was a firebrand in his own surrealistic time. Someone called this film a valentine and I agree whole-heartedly. It's perhaps not so surprising to notice the French treatment of Maurice Chevalier as opposed to the American one. Still the portrait treats him with affection - by-gone affection - with a slightly tarnished surface that the French understood in a trice. The recreation of the Paris of the time was loving if not realistic, but who is looking for realism in a confection of this order? Clair did what he's done in the past with a slight update and I find nothing whatsoever to complain about. The parts come together with the perfection I expect from the auteur and the journey is extremely nice. Addendum - I bought a copy of the DVD of this film that was in terrible shape. It deserves much better than that. Curtis Stotlar


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