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Quitte ou double (1952)

An old maid from the Province is in love with Zappy Max,a radio host .Zappy Max was very popular in France in those days.

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Credited cast:
Luc Andrieux
Georgette Anys ...
Une spectatrice
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Chassagne - le père de Marie
France Asselin
Paul Azaïs ...
Tonio
Gaby Basset
Jacques Beauvais
Georges Bever
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Maîtee Albert Chassagne
Thomy Bourdelle ...
Le chef monteur
Alain Bouvette
Jean Clarieux
Henri Coutet
Max Dalban ...
Le cafetier
Suzanne Dehelly ...
Charlotte Nodier
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An old maid from the Province is in love with Zappy Max,a radio host ;she writes him dozens of letter ,but she encloses the most beautiful girl in town's photograph with one of them.And the circus is coming to town ,and of course,so is her idol.The radio host has fallen in love with his correspondent,with the girl of the photograph that is.And this beauty has her problems too:her wealthy uncle resembles uncle Scroodge and does not want to lend her dear daddy the funds he need to buy a newspaper kiosk.But the spinster is a literature scholar ,and the chick has the voice of an angel :all will work out all right in the end. Written by dbdumonteil

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6 February 1953 (France)  »

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Zappy Max was one of France's most popular radio hosts of the 1950s. See more »

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During the radio game ,the candidate is asked in which century Molière was born;she answers: "eighteenth century" and she's congratulated . See more »

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Son coeur est amoureux
by Louis Gasté
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Double or quits?
30 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

Robert Vernay is mostly remembered for his two versions of Dumas '"Le Comte De Monte Cristo",the first one,made in the Occupation days ,generally considered best.One should add his version of "Le Capitan" ,in black and white,but longer than the 1959 color remake.

"Quitte Ou Double " could be called "radio days" at a time TV sets were very rare ;"Zappy Max was one of France's most popular radio hosts of the 1950s.":he was so popular he became the hero of a radio serial sponsored by a brand of laundry detergent,Sunil ;the commercials were smartly introduced in the actual story :Zappy finding a clue,a handkerchief ,and telling the listeners :"smells good,this handkerchief,must have been washed with Sunil"In the fifties, Zappy Max was touring France with radio-circus:a show, a talent show,and a game called " double or quits":your gains were in geometric progression with each good answer,but should you fail once,then you would lose everything.

An old maid from the Province is in love with Zappy Max ;she writes him dozens of letter ,but she encloses the most beautiful girl in town's photograph with one of them.And the circus is coming to town ,and of course,so is her idol.The radio host has fallen in love with his correspondent,with the girl of the photograph that is.And this beauty has her problems too:her wealthy uncle resembles uncle Scroodge and does not want to lend her dear daddy the funds he need to buy a newspaper kiosk.But the spinster is a literature scholar ,and the chick has the voice of an angel :all will work out all right in the end.

Cinematographically,it is totally devoid of interest;but it is a good time capsule ,capturing the radio days atmosphere ,with its dumb games (are they dumber than today's contests?),its serious ones with which you could become a millionaire ,its guest stars (Line Renaud sings two songs ,mostly filler),and occasionally its good deeds (here ,bringing medicine to a sick child).

Goof: During the radio game ,the candidate is asked in which century Molière was born;she answers: "eighteenth century" and she's congratulated !


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