Granted that Sacha Guitry mostly excels at sharpening good dialogue and directing fine actors -Tu m'as sauvé la vie- is not a movie, barely a filmed stage play. So if you're looking for more distinctive movie-making skills you're in for a major delusion, but if you'd be content with high-flying "mots d'auteur" and sarcastic humor then you can enjoy the show.
As for me it was enough to laugh my way through the end even though the static nature of the staged story gets in the way when dialogue stops flowing. What might have helped here is that Guitry plays the lead but has to share top billing with the more popular Fernandel so the auteur can show off but has no spare room for self-consciousness.
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