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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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Marie-Louise Rivière
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Le lieutenant Armand de la Verne
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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Lucie
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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The Grand Maneuver  »

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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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A first for Rene Clair
19 September 2002 | by (CT) – See all my reviews

One shouldn't be dissuaded from seeing this film because of one disappointed viewer. It is a charming and beautifully crafted film, not often seen in the U.S., but well worth watching. It is very Gallic in its attitudes, which means that it has a certain amount of gallantry, chauvinism, sexism, and a plain, old-fashioned outlook on the sports of love, but it refuses to be pinned down to a formula, or to have a pat ending. I find it ever so much better than Clair's earlier work, and if you can shift your mental gears to the French way of thinking, it is a very rewarding, bittersweet film.


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