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The Grand Maneuver (1955)
"Les grandes manoeuvres" (original title)

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A French lieutenant makes a bet that he can seduce any woman in town in the two weeks before his regiment leaves for maneuvers, but his chosen target (a Parisian divorcée) isn't like other girls he's known.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jean Desailly ...
Victor Duverger
Pierre Dux ...
Le colonel
Jacques Fabbri ...
L'ordonnance d'Armand
Jacques François ...
Rodolphe
Yves Robert ...
Le lieutenant Félix Leroy
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Lise Delamare ...
Juliette Duverger
Jacqueline Maillan ...
Jeanne Duverger, une soeur de Victor
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Thérèse, la chanteuse (as Magali Noel)
Simone Valère ...
Gisèle Monnet (as Simone Valere)
Catherine Anouilh ...
Alice, la fille du préfet
Madeleine Barbulée ...
La dame au chapeau jaune
Dany Carrel ...
Rose-Mousse
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A French lieutenant makes a bet that he can seduce any woman in town in the two weeks before his regiment leaves for maneuvers, but his chosen target (a Parisian divorcée) isn't like other girls he's known.

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The dashing Lieutenant of Dragoons, after all had a certain reputation to uphold...while the ravishing Lady from Paris, at best, had only an uncertain fortress to defend...

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25 October 1955 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Italian censorship visa #20434 delivered on 22 December 1955. See more »

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Interesting film from a visual stand-point.
3 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I admit, I was not very big in this film for the most part of it. But hey, is very good from a visual standpoint. We have very unexpected angles and a weird set of lights. Look at how messy the lights are in this film. It helps even more to put focus in the characters. In fact, it alone put a focus in the characters, because they become darken than the set's natural light. And the plot is kinda ugh, you know what I mean? Very cliché. Sure, back in 1955, this kind of 'Guy wants to date girl because of bet with friend" must have been interesting and very original, but nowadays? Not very much, if you ask me. Maybe this is the film that started all these clichés? Well, I don't know, further research is welcomed. But anyway, the editing, the transition of scenes is very crazy, and certainly a very good technique aesthetically talking. This technique alone can change completely the film's ambient.

Is kinda interesting and even funny at times, but yeah, for the most part there is nothing that you already haven't seen before made much better than in this film.


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