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How to Keep the Red Lamp Burning (1965)

Les bons vivants (original title)
It is with a heavy heart that Monsieur Charles has to close his Parisian brothel in 1946, following new legislation outlawing such establishments. As a parting gift, he offers the brothel's... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Léon Haudepin (segment "Bons vivants, Les")
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Charles Labergerie (segments "La fermeture" and "Le procès"
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Marie Cruchet dite "Eloise" (segment "Bons vivants, Les")
Andréa Parisy ...
Lucette, Baronne Seychelles du Hautpas (segment "Procès, Le")
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Léonard Maburon (segment "Procès, Le")
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Sophie (segment "Bons vivants, Les")
Frank Villard ...
Marcel Froment (segments "Fermeture, La" and "Procès, Le") (as Frank Villar)
Pierre Bertin ...
Le président du tribunal (segment "Procès, Le")
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L'avocat de la défense (Léonard) (segment "Le procès")
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Paulo (Le voleur de la lanterne) (segment "Procès, Le")
Gianna Serra ...
Une fille (segment "Bons vivants, Les")
Henri Virlojeux ...
Le médecin (segment "Fermeture, La") (as Virlojeux)
Dominique Davray ...
Mme Blanche (segment "Fermeture, La")
Albert Rémy ...
Inspecteur Graunu (segment "Bons vivants, Les")
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Le juge Hardouin (segment "Bons vivants, Les")
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It is with a heavy heart that Monsieur Charles has to close his Parisian brothel in 1946, following new legislation outlawing such establishments. As a parting gift, he offers the brothel's red lantern to one of his star employees, Lucette. Written by morroviolet

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28 October 1965 (France)  »

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