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The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967) Poster

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Jacques Demy originally thought of casting Brigitte Bardot and Audrey Hepburn as the twin sisters.
In some scenes Gene Kelly's voice is dubbed, while in others it's not.
The scene where George Chakiris, Grover Dale and company dance on a bridge was shot on the Rochefort-Martrou Transporter Bridge, one of less than 24 transporter bridges ever built. A transporter bridge (also ferry bridge or aerial transfer bridge) is a type of movable bridge that carries a segment of roadway across a river. It is one of only 12 that continue to be used as of 2014.
Danielle Darrieux is the only actor who actually sings for herself
French new-wave director Agnès Varda (Demy's wife) makes a cameo in the film as a nun who visits a music shop.
Before Jacques Demy selected Rochefort as the location for this movie, he also considered Avignon, Hyeres, Toulouse, and La Rochelle among others. Rochefort won out because of the size of its central square, though production designer Bernard Evein found it necessary to repaint 40,000 square meters of the city's facades.
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Director Jacques Demy wanted Gene Kelly to star in this film from the outset, however he had to wait two years before Gene Kelly was free of other commitments.
Jacques Demy planned to make more extensive references to his earlier movie The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) by casting Nino Castelnuovo, the hero of that film, as Bill. When Castelnuovo proved unavailable, Demy had to change the script.
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Françoise Dorléac was tragically killed in a car accident just three months after the film's release in France and almost a year before it was released in the U.S.
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Catherine Deneuve and Francoise Dorleac, who play twins in the film, were real-life sisters ( but not twins).
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
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Francoise Dorleac died at age 25 in a car accident.
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Choreography of Gene Kelly's last dance is the same as one of 'American in Paris' (1951).
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