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Plucking the Daisy (1956)

En effeuillant la marguerite (original title)
A Paris schoolgirl unwittingly ignites hellfire in the minds of men from Seine to Sorbonne.

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Agnès Dumont
Robert Hirsch ...
Roger Vital
Jacques Dumesnil ...
General Dumont
Jacques Bouillaud
Jacques Fervil
Jacques Jouanneau ...
Edouard, ami de Daniel
Mauricet ...
Monsieur Valentin
Yves-Marie Maurin ...
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Madeleine Barbulée ...
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La secrétaire
Gabrielle Fontan
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Darry Cowl ...
Hubert Dumont
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When ultra-respectable General Dumont discovers that his nubile daughter Agnes is "A.D.", author of a scandalous under-the-counter novel, he wants her shipped to a convent; but she escapes to Paris, planning to live with her brother, ostensibly a rich artist but really a poor guide in the Balzac Museum. This misunderstanding gets both in serious trouble, and puts Agnes in immediate need of money...just the amount offered as grand prize in an amateur striptease contest, which her new boyfriend, reporter Daniel, is covering for his magazine... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Cheerful fluff
18 September 2002 | by (Oregon) – See all my reviews

This is a harmless screwball comedy, mostly fast-paced, always amusing, but never laugh-out-loud funny. The striptease is a tiny and almost incidental part of the film, and Mlle Bardot never undresses on camera. A damn shame. But she really could act, and is better than the rest of the deservedly unknown cast. Maybe that is why they were chosen, so as not to upstage the luminously beautiful star.


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