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Emil E. Reinert
This movie was made for Luis Mariano's fans ,only for them;if you are not,you must move on.The Bel Canto aficionados will be overjoyed ,for ,like all Mariano's vehicles such as "Violettes Impériales" ,it is a musical ,including sequences in costume .
The beginning when the girls' idol's wedding is announced is quite realistic ,although the chosen one remains quite obscure .Things go downhill afterward ,as far the screenplay is concerned.
The singer is a genuine noble ,and his granddaddy ,about to die (or is he a great pretender?) of an attack ,wants the prodigal Grandson to come home ,that is to the ancestors ' desirable château.It will be the scene of light-hearted coming and goings of lovers ,a kind of thing the average viewer has seen a hundred times or more.
Brunette Maria Mauban was one of the stars of the French fifties ,but never made a memorable movie before calling quit in 1958.Jules Berry overplays and is quite unbearable (he overplayed in "Le Jour Se Lève" too,but in a sublime way;pick up Carné's or Renoir's works,if you want to see what the man is capable of).Louis De Funès appears in numerous scenes,as the faithful servant,but he is not really given a single chance to shine .
For Mariano's fans only.He possessed an outstanding voice,but was a very limited actor.
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