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Elena and Her Men (1956)
"Elena et les hommes" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  31 December 1956 (Italy)
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Polish countess Elena falls in love to a Frensh radical party's candidate, a general, in pre world war I Paris, but another officer pines for her.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Elena Sokorowska
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Général François Rollan
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Le comte Henri de Chevincourt
Jean Richard ...
Hector
Juliette Gréco ...
Miarka, la gitane (as Juliette Greco)
Pierre Bertin ...
Martin-Michaud
Dora Doll ...
Rosa la Rose
Frédéric Duvallès ...
Gaudin
Renaud Mary ...
Fleury
Jacques Morel ...
Duchêne
Albert Rémy ...
Buchez
Jean Claudio ...
Lionel Villaret
Mirko Ellis ...
Marbeau
Jacques Hilling ...
Lisbonne
Jacques Jouanneau ...
Eugène Martin-Michaud
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Polish countess Elena falls in love to a Frensh radical party's candidate, a general, in pre world war I Paris, but another officer pines for her. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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The Only Thing Gayer Than April in Paris is Bergman in Paris!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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31 December 1956 (Italy)  »

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Elena and Her Men  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

Italian censorship visa # 22932 delivered on 6-11-1956. See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits are a newspaper wedding announcement for the film's characters which includes the actors' names in parenthesis. See more »


Soundtracks

Méfiez-vous de Paris
Music by Joseph Kosma
Lyrics by Jean Renoir
Performed by Léo Marjane
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To see Bergman's smile
11 December 2002 | by (Paris, Fr) – See all my reviews

Jean Renoir once told he wanted to make this movie to see Ingrid Bergman smile to the camera. This is the strength and the limit of Elena et les hommes. Ingrid Bergman smiles, living buoyantly in this colorful political farce. She and every other character involved goes nowhere. Hence the movie can be seen as a light series of social shafts of wit, something Renoir has always been good at showcasing. He delivers this, his nephew delivers a really nice cinematography but on the whole it looks artificial and vain.

Not a great movie so, but it's always a pleasure to see Bergman smile.


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