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I'm not singing in the rain,but I'm happy again!
9 August 2006
The "Je chante" song is still popular in France whereas the movie is
forgotten.Charles Trénet is,along with Edith Piaf, one of those rare
singers of long ago who are still famous even among the young
The song( "Je chante": I sing) provides the movie with its title.The
plot is one of the silliest you can think of.It's actually so silly it
becomes almost enjoyable.
Charles ' uncle is the headmaster of a chic girls school .He is short
of the readies and he has lots and lots of debts.Enter Charles who
spends most of his time singing (the title is accurate) and writing
songs even when he is at the wheel of his car.He comes to his uncle's
rescue: he dismisses the servants after paying their wages ...with
royalties from his (future) hits;then the girls are required to do the
domestic chores (the parents are told it is part of the national
curriculum).And everybody sings ,works ,and whistles like the seven
dwarfs did.As it is a musical ,you've got a song every ten minutes.
A (small) love interest : Charles has a crush on one of the boarders
,Denise.But another girl gets jealous...
French cinema at its silliest!
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