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Babette Goes to War (1959)
"Babette s'en va-t-en guerre" (original title)

 -  Comedy | War  -  March 1960 (USA)
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Comedy about a naive French country girl in London who helps the war effort by parachuting into German-occupied France to help kidnap an important German general. She bungles through to a heroic finish of plot and counter-plot.

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Babette
Jacques Charrier ...
Gérard de Crécy
Ronald Howard ...
Fitzpatrick
Michael Cramer ...
Heinrich
René Havard ...
Louis
Mona Goya ...
Mme Fernande
Viviane Gosset ...
La Duchesse de Crécy
Robert Berri ...
Sgt. Bill
Françoise Belin ...
Mado
Charles Bouillaud ...
Pierrot
Alain Bouvette ...
Emile
Max Elloy ...
Firmin
Jacques Hilling ...
Captain
Ariane Lancell ...
Girl / Une fille
Günter Meisner
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Comedy about a naive French country girl in London who helps the war effort by parachuting into German-occupied France to help kidnap an important German general. She bungles through to a heroic finish of plot and counter-plot.

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French cinema seemed to have trouble taking full advantage of Bardot's drawing power…

With the film "Babette s'en va-t-en guerre," directed by Christian Jaque, Brigitte attempted to break out of the mold that her previous roles had forged...

Here she played opposite Jacques Charrier, with their ensuing real-life romance and marriage serving to fuel the fires of their already overwhelming publicity… Though Bardot wore a uniform in this movie, the idea as a whole was not enough to carry the film… It was, in fact, Francis Blanche playing a Nazi officer who triumphed…

Later that year, Brigitte and Michel Boisrond met again to film a detective yarn called "Voulez-vous danser avec moi?" Bardot had become an international star, but, unfortunately, French cinema seemed to have trouble taking full advantage of her drawing power…


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