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...And God Created Woman (1956)
"Et Dieu... créa la femme" (original title)

PG  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  21 October 1957 (USA)
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In sunny St. Tropez, a young sexpot loves one brother but marries the other.

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Cast

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

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21 October 1957 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$2,000,000 (USA)
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French visa # 18160. See more »

Quotes

Eric Carradine: If I were your husband or your father I'd give you a good spanking.
Juliete Hardy: [smiling] Go ahead!
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Mon coeur éclate
Music by Gilbert Bécaud
Lyrics by 'Pierre Delanoé'
by Gilbert Bécaud
Courtesy of Films C.L.M.
Record released in June 1956
(played on the radio)
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And the cinema created Bardot
29 November 2002 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews



This was the movie which launched Brigitte Bardot as the sex symbol of the fifties and sixties in the the role of the teenager Juliette. And this is really a movie about a woman. She fills the screen during the whole projection with her gorgeous and generous anatomy and also with her way of smiling, talking, laughing, walking and dancing in a mixture of flesh, fire and beauty displaying moreover her personality and her fears, desires and anguish. However she is no "femme fatale" and only a tender teenager who cannot be blamed for having been born so pretty, charming and physically well shaped and who sometimes appears almost like a defenceless child. The story involves not the classical triangle but a quadrilateral instead whose vertices are besides Juliette herself, her young husband, his brother and the rich middle aged businessman who covets her since the beginning. The end of the story is somewhat conventional but acceptable anyway. This movie was received like a bomb in the movie world shaking some moral canons and shocking a lot people although by today's patterns it can be judged as rather innocent. Anyway the story is simple,original and well conceived and the actors play well which makes it a good movie after all.


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