Mario (Fernandel), a bumptious sheep-shearer, discovers he has a inimtable touch that makes women, as well as sheep, swoon at his professional caress. He is soon the most sought-after ...
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Mario (Fernandel), a bumptious sheep-shearer, discovers he has a inimtable touch that makes women, as well as sheep, swoon at his professional caress. He is soon the most sought-after hairdresser in France and is awarded the Legion of Honor. Among the women whose lives are changed by a hairdo(and his "touch") are Renee Devillers, his understanding wife; Arlette Poirier, a busy demimondaine, and Blanchette Brunoy, his most appreciative customer who sets up his ritzy establishment. Written by
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Tired of the IMDb top 250 films? Embarrassed (or bored) with seeing a
film like Star Wars on the top of the heap? Then this film may or may
not be for you. Not only is it hard to find, it's also not very good.
It's another Fernandel/Boyer vehicle, which plays out as a rags to
riches story of a sheep shearer turned hair cutter, in a series of
sometimes funny vignettes.
The beauty of this film is not in its plot. The fifties were the glory
days of French cinema, and millions turned out to watch films like
this. Even on into the 60's French audiences did not watch nouvelle
vague the way they did farces by the likes of Boyer, Oury and Verneuil;
starring comedians like Bourvil, De Funes and Fernandel. These
directors had the ability to create distinctively French films, which
appealed broadly to the French people.....the sharply focused black and
white images of postwar France, the machine-gun delivery of lines
(often in a supremely self-assured fashion) , some ridiculous pratfalls
(less in this film than in some of the others), and a few healthy
dollops of sentiment. Ahh....those were the days. More readily
available films; like Roman Holiday, the Tati films, or the Clouseau
series; come close to capturing this style.
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