"Domino" continued Richebé's tradition:filmed stage production which spawned two of his best productions:"L'Habit Vert" and "Madame sans Gene" as well as his precedent movie" menage à Trois" .
Marcel Achard's play is bittersweet with moments which verge on drama :the hero's missus probably despised him before he left for Africa under the pretext of...buying dog biscuits ;Laurette's lover (Bernard Blier ,cast against type) is a mean bourgeois,laughing at Dominique's pal "who could not be loved for he is bald and not handsome at all",sending his so called rival to death during the hunting ("he is paid for it") .There are funny moments too: the "rehearsal" of the adultery ,the lousy paintings of the patron's protégé relegated to the stairs during the exhibition.
Richebé was certainly not a great Auteur ,but he was a solid craftsman and he knew how to direct his thespians:Fernand Gravey(28 or 26 in the movie,actually 38 in real life and it shows),Simone Renant,BLier,Aimé Clariond and Yves Deniaud ,all of them stage actors too,are excellent.
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