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Women and War (1961)

Arrêtez les tambours (original title)
1944, a french Normandy village occupied by the germans troops, its mayor, doctor as well, Mr Leproux is caught between a rock and a hard place. The Nazis search a british pilot wounded, ... See full summary »

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Mayor Leproux
Lucile Saint-Simon ...
Catherine Leproux
Lutz Gabor ...
Maj. Frantz
Anne Doat ...
Dany
Béatrice Bretty ...
Germaine
Henri Virlojeux ...
Drummer
Jacques Marin ...
Gaspard, the grocer
Catherine Le Couey ...
Grocer's wife
Charles Lavialle ...
1st grocery customer
Eugène Apack ...
2nd grocery customer
Jean Sylvère ...
Injured villager
Léon Larive ...
Father of the injured villager
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Widow
Jean Moulard ...
Widow's lover (as Jean Moulart)
Charlotte Ecard ...
Maidservant
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1944, a french Normandy village occupied by the germans troops, its mayor, doctor as well, Mr Leproux is caught between a rock and a hard place. The Nazis search a british pilot wounded, hidden by the good doctor while the french Resistance leads a battle in the shadows... But The Dday battle is imminent....

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Bangs the drum tediously.
19 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

Another of these stories of the German Occupation which throve in the years following WW2.This one,in spite of Bernard Blier's presence ,has got nothing to recommend it;uninteresting characters ,poor script,turgid music,a spate of clichés (the doctor's daughter falling in love with the German M.O. ,and standing in great danger of being cropped by the angry crowd).

Few works are worthwhile in Georges Lautner's essentially commercial career.However ,the following year ,when he directed "le septième juré" ,again featuring Bernard Blier as the lead,the two men pulled it off that time.


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