This is the end of a glorious military career: General Leo Fitzjohn retires to his Sussex manor where he will write his memoirs. Unfortunately, his private life is a disaster: a confirmed womanizer, Leo has infuriated his wife Emily, now a shrewish and hypochondriac woman, all the more bitter as she still loves him. The General has two plain-looking daughters he dislikes and an attractive French mistress, Ghislaine, with whom he has had a platonic affair for seventeen years. When Ghislaine resurfaces, determined to complete her love with him and to get rid of Emily, Leo is at a loss what to do... Written by
19 September 1962 (France)
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Also Known As:
Waltz of the Toreadors
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Aspect Ratio: 1.66 : 1
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Mrs. Emma Bulstrode, Dress Shop Proprietor
We have to perform miracles to make beauties out of these girls.
Gen. Leo Fitzjohn
That's more than their mother could do.