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Send a Woman When the Devil Fails (1957)
"Quand la femme s'en mêle" (original title)

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Henri Godot, the owner of a night-club in Paris. He calls to the young hitman, Jo to kill his rival Boby, who intrigues with his lover, Maine.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edwige Feuillère ...
Angèle, aka 'Maine'
Jean Servais ...
Henri Godot
Bernard Blier ...
Félix Seguin
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Commissaire Verdier
Sophie Daumier ...
Colette Seguin
Pascale Roberts ...
Gigi
Jean Debucourt ...
Auguste Coudert de la Taillerie (as Jean Debucourt sociétaire de la Comédie Française)
Jean Lefebvre ...
Fred
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Jo
Madeleine Barbulée ...
La pâtissière
Henri Cogan ...
Alberti
Bruno Cremer ...
Bernard
Annie Darnis ...
La bonne
Jess Hahn ...
La Couture
Michel Jourdan ...
L'homme de main de Godot
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Henri Godot, the owner of a night-club in Paris. He calls to the young hitman, Jo to kill his rival Boby, who intrigues with his lover, Maine.

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When a Woman Meddles  »

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En attendant Godot
16 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

"Quand la Femme S'En Mêle " is some kind of who's who of the FRench cinema of the era: Bernard Blier,Edwige Feuillère,Jean Servais,Jean Lefèvre,two promising young actors,Alain Delon and Bruno Cremer,not to mention the girl who's the young romantic lead ,Sophie Daumier (later known as Guy Bedos's partner),and many more.

The film itself is quite undistinguished .The director ,Yves Allegret,one of the French past masters of films noirs ,was the ghost of himself in 1957."Une Si Jolie Petite Plage" "Dédée d'Anvers" "Manèges" and "Les Orgueilleux" ,all made in the early fifties/Late forties seemed very far away.His 1957 effort is neither a comedy -although some of its lines are funny enough(Daughter:Mom,there are two dead bodies on the street ;Mother:darling,it's common in Paris!)- nor a film noir .Allégret tried to mix the genres and the results are not convincing.Sometimes,Edwige Feuillère's character recalls that of Jenny played by Françoise Rosay in Marcel Carné's eponymous movie (1936).Nowadays ,it's Delon's presence which attracts the viewers.They'd better choose René Clément's "Plein Soleil" instead.


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