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Elena and Her Men (1956)

Elena et les hommes (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 31 December 1956 (Italy)
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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Storyline

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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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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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(Technicolor)
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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 »

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Featured in Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Miarka
(Die Nacht ist so kalt ohne Dich)
Music by Joseph Kosma
Lyrics by Theo Hansen amd Jean Renoir
Performed by Jany Sylvaire
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Considering the names involved a disappointment
11 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Silly concoction is a minor work for all involved. Ingrid, in her last foreign film before her Rossolini fueled exile from Hollywood ended with her triumphant return in Anastastia, is charming and her dresses are incredibly beautiful. But the settings have a sense of falseness to them, even wealthy people's homes look like someone lives there, these are obvious sets. Even the outdoor scenes have a claustrophobic feeling of being stage-bound. Renoir doesn't seem comfortable with the material or perhaps he didn't believe in it, either way it's missing a light touch that would have turned the film into a charming soufflé instead of the flat farce that it is. Mildly amusing but almost completely forgettable.


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