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...And God Created Woman (1956)

Et Dieu... créa la femme (original title)
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In sunny St. Tropez, a young sexpot loves one brother but marries the other.


(as R. Vadim)


(as R. Vadim), (as R. Lévy)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Carradine (as Curd Jurgens)
Michel Tardieu
Jane Marken ...
Madame Morin (as Jeanne Marken)
Jean Tissier ...
M. Vigier-Lefranc
Jacqueline Ventura ...
Mme Vigier-Lefranc
Jacques Ciron ...
Le secrétaire d'Eric
Paul Faivre ...
M. Morin
Jany Mourey ...
Le déléguée de l'évêché
Philippe Grenier ...
L'homme qui veut danser (as Jean Lefèvre)
Leopoldo Francés ...
Le danseur (as Leopoldo Frances)
Mme. Tardieu (as Mary Glory)
Christian Tardieu


Antoine promises to take the orphaned Juliette away from St. Tropez after a party where she has wandered onto the yacht of the urbane Eric. But in the morning the bus and Antoine zip by Juliette's stop and she runs into the field to capture the rabbit she set free moments before. About to be sent back to the orphanage by her foster mother, she identifies with the rabbit. Antoine's younger brother Michel comes to Juliette's rescue with a marriage proposal and she accepts. Eric wants the brothers' shipyard as a casino site and brings Antoine back to St. Tropez. Life gets complicated. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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...but the devil invented Brigitte Bardot!


Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

21 October 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

...And God Created Woman  »

Box Office


$300,000 (estimated)


$2,000,000 (USA)

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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French visa # 18160. See more »


[Juliette is sunbathing in the nude]
Eric Carradine: Ah! The Garden of Eden in Saint-Tropez!
Juliete Hardy: Monsieur Carradine! And I suppose you are the Devil?
Eric Carradine: Perhaps so. I've brought the apple anyway.
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Mon Coeur Éclate
Music by Gilbert Bécaud, Lyrics by Pierre Delanoë
Performed by Orchestra Raymond Bernard
Sung by Gilbert Bécaud
Record released in June 1956
(played on the radio)
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Extremely Sexy and Ahead of Time
12 January 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In St. Tropez, the orphan Juliete Hardy (Brigitte Bardot) is an eighteen years old woman sexually active and ahead of time, strongly desired by the wealthy middle age man Eric Carradine (Curd Jurgens). She has a crush on Antoine Tardieu (Christian Marquand), the older son that works in Toulon of a poor family that owns a modest shipyard, but he just want to have one nightstand with her. When Juliete's stepparents decide to send her back to the orphanage because of her bad reputation in the town, Antoine's brother Michel Tardieu (Jean-Louis Trintignant) proposes to marry her and she accepts, and she begins to love him. But when the Tardieu family decides to sell the shipyard to Eric and Antoine returns to St. Tropez, her lust for him blossoms again and becomes an announced tragedy.

This is the first time that I watch "Et Dieu... Créa la Femme" and I found it a surprisingly good movie. The story is extremely sexy and ahead of time, and works mainly because of the extremely beautiful and sensual Brigitte Bardot. Her sensuality and eroticism is impressive even in 2007, and I confess that I felt in love for her. The IMDb Tagline "...but the devil invented Brigitte Bardot!" is amazing, certainly one of the best I have ever read in this outstanding site. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "…E Deus Criou a Mulher" ("…And God Created the Woman")

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