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Beauties of the Night (1952)
"Les belles de nuit" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy | Music  -  April 1954 (USA)
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A young composer has vivid dreams of the past that reflect, yet conflict with his waking life.

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Complete credited cast:
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Claude - un jeune compositeur rêveur
Martine Carol ...
Edmée 1900 / Edmée de Villebois
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La caissière du Grand Café / Leïla 1830
Magali Vendeuil ...
Suzanne - la fille du garagiste / Suzanne 1789
Marilyn Buferd ...
La postière / Madame Bonacieux (as Marylin Bufferd)
Raymond Bussières ...
Roger - le garagiste / le tambour
Raymond Cordy ...
Gaston / Le marquis
Bernard La Jarrige ...
Léon - le gendarme (as Bernard Lajarrige)
Albert Michel ...
Le facteur / Un révolutionnaire
Palau ...
Le vieux monsieur qui critique toutes les époques
Jean Parédès ...
Paul - le pharmacien
Paolo Stoppa ...
Le directeur de l'Opéra
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Le Choeur Marguerite Mercier ...
Les choristes
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Young Claude, teacher by day, is a struggling composer by night. Alas, everyone around him seems to prefer noise to music. But in his dreams, he lives in other eras where he is appreciated, lionized, and the conquerer of delicious women (idealized forms of women he's seen in waking life). The dreams are suitably dreamlike, yet have a kind of reality, for he revisits them after waking. The conflict between waking and dream worlds leads to amusing, strange, even fantastic situations. Which world will prevail? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Finnish censorship visa # 38333 delivered on 19-5-1953. See more »

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Je vous reverrai chaque nuit
Written by Georges Van Parys
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Ah Algeria was a beautiful country....
25 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

....when France used to colonize (and civilize it)!When you know how that story ends ,such words make you wonder....

Gerard Philipe precisely plays a music teacher who 's dreaming his life away.His daydreaming takes him back to the French revolution -with all the usual clichés- ,to 1900 and to French Algeria .THe moral of this story is that you haven't got to travel far to find happiness cause it's always near you.

Two gorgeous ladies ,Gina Lollobrigida - he met the precedent year in the highly superior "Fanfan la Tulipe"- and Martine Carol give Philipe adequate support.

Probably inspired by "the secret life of Walter Mitty " (1947)


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