Fast-thinking Guitry contrives a scheme to earn easy money from rich women with expiring visas by marrying them with clochards and at the same time to win the charms of beautiful Polish ... See full summary »
Shavian social satire. Odette is an actress who's now the mistress of a government minister. Her household of cook, maid, and chauffeur needs a valet. On the eve of going with the minister ... See full summary »
Life story of a charming scoundrel, with little dialogue other than the star/director's witty narration. As a boy, only he survives a family tragedy when he's deprived of supper (poisonous ... See full summary »
Three narrators (French writer Jean Martin, an English royal equerry, and a papal chamberlain) tell the story of seven matched pearls, four of them now in the British Crown. Episodes whirl ... See full summary »
I was fortunate enough to catch this movie a number of years ago in a film festival, and absolutely loved it! The characters were wonderfully written, as was the dialog (though I'm sure that I missed a lot of the word-play as the movie was subtitled and I, unfortunately do not speak French). It is a far more intelligent film than it's American re-make (Lucky Partners).
It is a shame that this film isn't more readily available in the States, as I would love to see it again.
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