Bastien du Boccage is a repeat offender: hasn't he been sent to jail no fewer than six times? But he is no ordinary criminal mind you. As a matter of fact he is a newspaper editor and ... See full summary »
Bastien du Boccage is a repeat offender: hasn't he been sent to jail no fewer than six times? But he is no ordinary criminal mind you. As a matter of fact he is a newspaper editor and should have no problems with justice. The trouble is that he has a sister, Lucrèce, who is agony aunt in his newspaper and who tends not to mince her words. To make matters worse, Francine, his daughter, has fallen in love with Bruno, a penniless student and Lucrèce is prepared to do anything to prevent her marriage... Written by
Imagine that!Two legends of the French cinema ,who had never played together and who finally teamed up :Pierre Fresnay and Arletty together! It could have been a dream...but it turned out to be a nightmare .The director is incapable of directing and the two stars are left to their own devices: both overact and both give dismal performances.(and I love both of them though)
Anyway,the screenplay was uninteresting : a journalist (Arletty) writes inflammatory articles and the newspaper's owner ,her brother (Fresnay) has been sent to jail six times in two years .There's also a love interest between Fresnay's daughter and a boy (Jean-Claude Brialy) who has got no diplomas .Brialy and Arletty became good friends during the shooting.
NB:Arletty 's part was first intended for Yvonne Printemps,Fresnay's wife,but she had health problems and had to give up.
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