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Henri Laurent
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Françoise Laurent
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Jacques Christian
Micheline Dax ...
Denise
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Jacques Morel ...
Marcel
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Françoise Honorat
Fernand Rauzéna ...
Simon (as Fernand Rauzena)
Claude Larue ...
Corinne
Marcel Rouzé ...
Le locataire furieux (as Rouzé)
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While Henri Laurent speeds along on the racing circuits, his pretty wife Françoise goes from luxury boutique to luxury boutique with her best friend Denise. One day, Denise lets her know that Henri has a lover. Outraged, Françoise moves out of marital home and rents a maids' room in Rue de l'Estrapade. Henri tries to get his wife back but Françoise does not listen. She even looks for a job in a prêt-à-porter shop and lets herself be courted by Robert, her neighbor across the landing... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Unbelievable, immoral and insane in every possible way... with its own, genuine charm. (original Finnish poster tagline)

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15 April 1953 (France)  »

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Although selected for the Cannes Film Festival, "Rue de l'Estrapade" was not shown owing to Jacques Becker's refusal to participate. See more »

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Not Becker-great, but still pretty good
20 July 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw 7/19/15 via YouTube. The movie is carried by the acting, production values, music. The only flaw is the lack of a strong script. The scenario multiplies amusing incidents but nothing commensurately big develops. Louis Jourdan's Henri disappears for long stretches. Yet Rue de L'Estrapade is not exactly a "woman's picture", either. Anne Vernon as deceived spouse Francoise has a virtuously tentative encounter with a sexually ambidextrous couturier (Jean Servais); in the Latin Quarter digs she establishes after escaping from her philandering husband she successfully fends off singing bohemian neighbor Robert, played by Becker veteran Daniel Gelin. Thin script and all, there was enough believability in the mix for these great actors to make it work. Maybe the absence of a strong payoff to Francoise's inchoate infidelities adds to the film's sense of authenticity, keeping the performances within the bounds of plausibility. The prettily melodic title music was pleasant to hear in its multiple reappearances throughout the movie. All in all a very pleasant movie. Not quite up to Becker-great, but managing to entertain for over an hour and a half is success enough for me. I would recommend this subtitle-free version to French language students. The soundtrack is clear and the dialogue written just idiomatically enough to remain understandable without descending into argot.


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