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Let's Make a Dream (1936)

Faisons un rêve... (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 31 December 1936 (France)
A husband who has just cheated on his wife returns home in the early morning, puzzled. He finds there, without knowing it, the lover of his wife, to whom he confesses his infidelity.

Director:

Sacha Guitry

Writers:

Sacha Guitry (adaptation), Sacha Guitry (play)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sacha Guitry ... L'amant
Raimu ... Le mari
Jacqueline Delubac ... La femme
Arletty ... Une invitée (prologue)
Louis Baron fils ... Un invité (prologue) (as Baron fils)
Pierre Bertin Pierre Bertin ... Un invité (prologue) (as Pierre Bertin de la Comédie Française)
Victor Boucher ... Un invité (prologue)
Jean Coquelin Jean Coquelin ... Un invité (prologue)
Claude Dauphin ... Un invité (prologue)
Rosine Deréan ... Une invitée (prologue)
Yvette Guilbert ... Une invitée (prologue)
André Lefaur André Lefaur ... Un invité (prologue)
Marcel Lévesque ... Un invité (prologue)
Marguerite Moreno ... Une invitée (prologue)
Gabriel Signoret ... Un invité (prologue) (as Signoret)
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A husband who has just cheated on his wife returns home in the early morning, puzzled. He finds there, without knowing it, the lover of his wife, to whom he confesses his infidelity.

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

31 December 1936 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

As kanoume ena oneiro See more »

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Cinéas See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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An Oscar Wilde Bedroom Farce
17 May 2018 | by FiahmSee all my reviews

I'm still shocked at how few reviews there are of Sacha Guitry's films here on IMDB, so feel duty bound to add another, even if I don't have much in the way of fresh information to contribute.

This one is really little more than a bedroom farce - very stagey and confined almost entirely to a single set, but the dialogue is so quick and witty and energetic, and the chemistry between Guitry and his ravishing real life lover Jacqueline Delubac so good, that never feels a limitation. Needless cutaways to fjords and train stations and alien landing sites would be a distraction, in fact, from what is best about it, and only slow the movie down.

As another reviewer here noted, Michel Simon appears (uncredited) very briefly in the opening scene - I was surprised at this as I was convinced Guitry had never worked with him before 1951's La Poison - he even says so (at some length) in the film itself(!)

Once again the English subtitles on every version I could find were poor, sometimes obscuring a joke or making no sense at all, so I ended up creating my own subtitle file for it by comparing the original French and using some common sense. The title, too, "Let's Make A Dream" is better as a simple straight translation than some of the other attempts.

Anyhow and regardless, this was a delight: cheeky and incisive and dazzlingly fast - one of Guitry's best. His enthusiastic touch elevates what could have been just a creaky old potboiler into something that can probably best be described as an Oscar Wilde bedroom farce.


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