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Release Date:
14 December 1954 (USA) See more »
Based on the novel by Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. Friends since infancy, Philippe and Vinea have always regarded themselves as brother and sister. But as adolescence segues into puberty, the two youngsters fall in love. | Add synopsis »
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Edwige Feuillère ... Madame Dalleray - la dame en blanc

Nicole Berger ... Vinca Ferret
Pierre-Michel Beck ... Phililippe Audebert - dit Phil
Robert Berri ... Le brigadier
Simone Duhart ... La femme du forain
Hélène Tossy ... Madame Ferret - la mère de Vinca

Charles Dechamps ... Monsieur Ferret - l'oncle

Louis de Funès ... Le forain
Renée Devillers ... Madame Audebert - la mère de Phil
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Claude Berri ... Le fils du forain (uncredited)
Charles Camus ... L'estivant (uncredited)
Philippe Chauveau ... (uncredited)
Sylvie Dorléac ... Une petite fille (uncredited)
Josiane Leconte ... Margot (uncredited)
Janette Lucas ... Lisette (uncredited)
Yannick Malloire ... Une petite fille (uncredited)
Julienne Paroli ... La grand-mère (uncredited)
Louis Saintève ... Le curé (uncredited)
Madeleine Suffel ... La marchande de poissons (uncredited)

Directed by
Claude Autant-Lara 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean Aurenche  adaptation
Jean Aurenche  dialogue
Claude Autant-Lara  adaptation
Claude Autant-Lara  dialogue
Pierre Bost  adaptation
Pierre Bost  dialogue
Colette  novel 'Le blé en herbe', 1923

Produced by
Henry Deutschmeister .... producer
Original Music by
René Cloërec 
Cinematography by
Robert Lefebvre 
Film Editing by
Madeleine Gug 
Production Design by
Max Douy 
Set Decoration by
André Labussière 
Costume Design by
Monique Dunan  (as Monique Dunand)
Makeup Department
Yvonne Fortuna .... makeup artist
Production Management
Lucien Lippens .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ghislaine Autant-Lara .... assistant director (as Ghislaine Auboin)
Henri Carrier .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Antoine Petitjean .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Delpuech .... camera operator
Jacques Natteau .... camera operator
Walter Limot .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Léon Zay .... wardrobe supervisor
Other crew
Denise Gaillard .... script girl
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Le blé en herbe" - France (original title)
"The Immature Grain" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
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106 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Magnétique)

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
The film simply pole-axed me, 21 September 2010
Author: tuscademe from United States

I must agree with this previous reviewer. As a Freshman student at NYU Washington Square I spent more time in the local "art" cinemas than I did in the classroom. This film did more than anything else to direct me on my future path and I'm not sure why. I'd really like to see this film again. To make a long story short, I dropped out of NYU, went to France as a GI, and returned to NYU to earn a PhD in French literature. It was a toss-up between film-making and the academic track for me in those days. My 17 year old French bride incarnated the French cinema scene for me and I follow it ever since. Somehow this film captures an essential spark of life.

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