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Babette Goes to War (1959)

Babette s'en va-t-en guerre (original title)
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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(as Christian Jaque)

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Babette
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Gérard de Crécy
Ronald Howard ...
Fitzpatrick
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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
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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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Comedy | War

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March 1960 (USA)  »

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a movie with a heart
6 September 2003 | by (Leusden, Holland) – See all my reviews

It takes some time to get used to, but 'Babette s'en van-t-en guerre' (> Babette goes to war) is a Bardot-movie without sex. Back in 1959 Brigitte wanted to prove that she could carry on without, and so she did.

This movie is family-entertainment. A light comedy, with a convincing principal role by Brigitte Bardot. Although its very French concept is clearly outdated now, 'Babette' surely must have appealed to the (European) public taste of the fifties and sixties. A time whem memories of world war II were still vivid.

What remains today, is 'Babette's' freshness and warmth. If you are prepared to go back in time, this movie still entertains.


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