Montmartre, 1896: the Can-Can, the dance in which the women lift their skirts, is forbidden. Nevertheless Simone has it performed every day in her night club. Her employees use their female... See full summary »
Jean Boyer made estimable comedies when Fernandel was at hand:"Senechal Le Magnifique" and "Le Couturier De Ces Dames" ;when he could recruit Michel Simon and Arletty (" Circonstances Attenuantes" ) it was a delight.
Maurice Chevalier is absolutely unbearable as an old beau who wants to be still young ("tomorrow I'm 20" is one of his repetitive songs) .Only ham can describe his work;the same can apply to the seven girls who pass for his illegitimate daughters (?),for his son (played by stage and TV actor Louis Velle),who is more interested in insects than in women ,for the servant (an abominable Paolo Stoppa);as though it were not enough ,there is also an entomologist who resembles Hergé's Professeur Tournesol (Pr Calculus).
The subject of old age getting closer had already been tackled by Sacha Guitry ,but Jean Boyer is not Sacha Guitry,by a long shot.
NB:cast features Luciana Paluzzi ,future James Bond girl.
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