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

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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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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

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

31 December 1956 (Italy)  »

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Elena and Her Men  »

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Technical Specs

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(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 »


Soundtracks

Elena-Polka
Music by Joseph Kosma
Lyrics by Theo Hansen and Jean Renoir
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Yet another lovely farce from the hand of the master.
24 December 1999 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

Ingrid Bergman is a temporarily impoverished Polish countess in 1900s Paris who finds herself pursued by France's most popular general and a glamorous count -- and that's on top of being engaged to a shoe magnate. Such is the failproof premise that entrains one of the most delirious plots in movie history. There are backroom political machinations by the general's handlers, a downed balloonist and ecstatic Bastille Day throngs, but the heart of this gorgeously photographed film is the frantic upstairs/downstairs intrigues involving randy servants and only slightly more restrained aristocrats. Yes, it's Rules of the Game redux. Before it's all over even Gaston Modot, the jealous gamekeeper in Rules, puts in an appearance -- as a gypsy capo, no less! Things happen a little too thick and fast toward the end, resulting in some confusion for this non-French speaker, but what the heck -- Elena and Her Men is another deeply humane Renoir masterpiece.


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