A French farce set in Victorian London where a botanist and his wife get into trouble when they pretend to go missing in order to hide from their sanctimonious cousin -- an Anglican bishop who is leading a campaign against such writing.
"Le Dabe" retired many years ago and now he lives in the Tropics where he owns stables and horses. He is a very rich man. He was the king of all money counterfeiters. He is contacted from ... See full summary »
Jack Cardiff received a 1960 Oscar Nomination as Best Director for this lush, engaging film starring Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell and Donald Pleasence, which was adapted from D.H. ... See full summary »
The young and patriotic student Demachy joins the French army in 1914 to defend his country. But he and his comrades soon experience the terrifying, endless trench war in Champagne, where ... See full summary »
Mireille, a Frenchwoman, has married a westernized Turkish diplomat. Thinking that she will live a dream life in an Arabian Nights setting, she accepts to follow Vedad Bey, her husband, to ... See full summary »
Marcel works as assistant to a jeweller whose bossy daughter Renée keeps hitting on him. When he meets lovely Loulou and her lazy friend Jo, he is fascinated by the girl and somehow ... See full summary »
Honorin (Fernandel) is the simple and naive stage manager of a traveling theatre troupe, whose one ambition is to once play the role of the cavalier in the opera "Francis I, or the Loves of... See full summary »
In 1935 writer-director Henri Decoin married actress Danielle Darrieux and they celebrated by offering the public their first film together La Domino Vert. In 1941 in the wake of their sixth film together, Premiere Rendez-vous, they divorced and Darrieux subsequently married Porfirio Rubirosa but between 1935 and 1941 they made some of the finest films in French cinema including Battement de coeur, Retour a l'aube, Mademoiselle, ma mere and this one, Abuse de confiance which sees Darrieux's studies for the Bar languishing in the wake of her grandmother's death. Unable to find work that doesn't involve putting out for the boss she finally follows the advice of a friend and claims to be the natural daughter of celebrated novelist Charles Vanel. Plot-wise that's about it but Darrieux lit up any screen she was on as well as being a great actress and Vanel was not exactly chopped liver if anybody asks you and as icing on the cake Darrieux is finally called to the Bar and gets to make an impassioned speech in court. Now available on DVD this is not to be missed.
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