MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 29,545 this week

The Old Maid (1972)
"La vieille fille" (original title)

6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 187 users  
Reviews: 5 user

Add a Plot

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3772 titles
created 08 Nov 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 21 Apr 2012
 
a list of 393 titles
created 08 Jul 2012
 
a list of 2717 titles
created 28 Sep 2012
 
list image
a list of 1367 titles
created 1 week ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Old Maid" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Old Maid (1972)

The Old Maid (1972) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Old Maid.
4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Having recently been uprooted to Milan, Rocco and his four brothers each look for a new way in life when a prostitute comes between Rocco and his brother Simone.

Director: Luchino Visconti
Stars: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Daniel Duval
Stars: Miou-Miou, Maria Schneider, Niels Arestrup
Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Philippe de Broca
Stars: Philippe Noiret, Bert Convy, Valentina Cortese
Action | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Romance in the prime of life. When Lise's car bumps Antoine's bike, they recognize each other from a brief fling 20 years before while at the Sorbonne. He's now a professor of Greek; she's ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe de Broca
Stars: Annie Girardot, Philippe Noiret, Catherine Alric
The Old Maid (1939)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The arrival of an ex-lover on a young woman's wedding day sets in motion a chain of events which will alter her and her cousin's lives forever.

Director: Edmund Goulding
Stars: Bette Davis, Miriam Hopkins, George Brent
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A mental hospital somewhere in Tuscany during the thirties. Far away from fascism, this closed world is rules over by Dr. Bonaccorsi, a passionate benevolent psychiatrist whose dream is to ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Bolognini
Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Françoise Fabian, Marthe Keller
Les femmes (1969)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Clara becomes a secretary who must cater to all the desires of the womanizing writer Jérôme, while he tries to write his memoirs.

Director: Jean Aurel
Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Maurice Ronet, Christina Holme
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When they realize the times are changing, five crooks decide to switch from bank robberies to personality abductions. Among their hostages are singer Johnny Hallyday and an ambassador in ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lelouch
Stars: Lino Ventura, Jacques Brel, Charles Denner
Sandra (1965)
Drama | Mystery | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Sandra returns to her childhood village to take care of family business, but her childhood memories and secrets soon overcome her.

Director: Luchino Visconti
Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Jean Sorel, Michael Craig
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Roger Pigaut
Stars: Claude Brasseur, Marthe Keller, Gabriele Ferzetti
Hearth Fires (1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Seit Jahren lebt Marie-Louise allein mit ihren Kindern Laura und Jean-Paul. Als der untreue Gatte wieder auftaucht, hält Medizinstudentin Laura zur Mutter, doch Jean-Paul wendet sich von ... See full summary »

Director: Serge Korber
Stars: Annie Girardot, Jean Rochefort, Claude Jade
Hellé (1972)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Roger Vadim
Stars: Jean-Claude Bouillon, Didier Haudepin, Maria Mauban
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Muriel Bouchon
...
Gabriel Marcassus
...
Vicka
...
Edith, Monod's wife
Catherine Samie ...
Clotilde
...
Mome
Lorenza Guerrieri ...
Punaisa
Albert Simono ...
Daniel (as Simono)
Claudine Assera ...
La servante
Jean-Pierre Darras ...
Sacha
...
Monod (as Michel Lonsdale)
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

5 January 1972 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A vénlány  »

Box Office

Gross:

ESP 15,943,920 (Spain)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A film about lonely people with two great French actors: Annie Girardot and Philippe Noiret.
19 April 2013 | by (FIPRESCI/Cinema of the world) – See all my reviews

Jean Pierre Blanc is not a very famous name for most viewers who have seen French films.However,after watching "La Vieille Fille"/The Old Maid it is hoped that audiences interested in serious cinema would be tempted to discover not only Jean Piere Blanc and his films but also many other unknown directors who have made meaningful,entertaining films.The theme of lonely people depicted in "The Old Maid" remains relevant even for contemporary audiences.However,the major difference is that the films about lonely people of the past relied more on imagination whereas the same films set in present times tend to be based on gimmicks and hype.By giving roles to Annie Girardot and Philippe Noiret,two of French cinema's most talented as well as known faces,a tender look at male/female relationships has been cast.Although the film is about some secondary characters with weak qualities,there is absolutely no hint of any mocking tone.Lastly,some sensitive observations about various facets of life especially in the context of human relations and love have been honestly presented in this film.This is a film to be watched if one is patient enough to let human sentiments rule over human reason.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
how to find this movie on dvd or video? sapojnt
Discuss The Old Maid (1972) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?