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The Twilight Girls (1957)

Les collégiennes (original title)
A beautiful and sophisticated teenager is placed in a regimented French girls' boarding school after her father apparently commits suicide over a business scandal. She immediately gains ... See full summary »

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Mme Ancelin
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Christian Brenner
Marie-Hélène Arnaud ...
Catherine Royer
Estella Blain ...
Marthe
Christine Carère ...
Monique
Agnès Laurent ...
Anne-Marie
Véronique Verlhac ...
Solange
Paul Guers ...
Gilles
Jacqueline Corot ...
Sophie
Sophie Daumier ...
Nicole (as Betty Daumier)
Anna Gaylor ...
Geneviève
Picolette ...
Bernadette
Madeleine Barbulée ...
La principale
Anita Treyens ...
Betty
Sylvie Dorléac ...
Adélaïde
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A beautiful and sophisticated teenager is placed in a regimented French girls' boarding school after her father apparently commits suicide over a business scandal. She immediately gains admirers -- a lustful middle-aged artist, a handsome young composer, a fellow female student -- as well as a jealous rival. With the help of her schoolmates, she attempts to elope with the composer, but the adults catch on to the plot, and she is locked into her room at night. Written by goblinhairedguy

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No longer children...not yet women...caught in the turmoil of their unformed emotions! See more »

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Film debut of Georgina Spelvin. See more »

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When the girls kiss,the blondes hand is on the brunettes shoulder,but in the next close-up,her hand is on the other girls cheek. See more »

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Edited into Dictionary of Sex (1964) See more »

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Catherine Deneuve as Adelaide
13 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is much speculation that Catherine Deneuve, who debuted in this film, is one of the older girls. NOT. She is little Adelaide, the sleepwalking, ice cream thief and nocturnal mischief maker. All her scenes on the DVD are in the original French with English subtitles to retain Catherine's voice. The rest of the film is dubbed in English. The film was released when Deneuve was 13. It seems the scenes were shot when Catherine was maybe 10 or 11.

For its time, the film was very daring; nudity and lesbian overtones. When released in the US, the New York film board tried to censor and block the film. Fortunately, they did not succeed as the courts ruled in favor of free speech.


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