Based on Guitry's own stage play about a sanctimonious fellow who eventually's victimized by his own hypocrisy. Little effort's made to "cinematize" the property, which's filmed just as it was staged. .
Three narrators (French writer Jean Martin, an English royal equerry, and a papal chamberlain) tell the story of seven matched pearls, four of them now in the British Crown. Episodes whirl ... See full summary »
Jenny Lamour wants to succeed in music hall. Her husband and accompanist is Maurice Martineau, a nice but jealous man. When he knew Jenny is making eyes at Brignon, an old businessman, in ... See full summary »
Lucien Bourrache, a good looking non-commissioned officer at the Spahis, is used to charm many women. He met Madeleine Courtois at Cannes. She is beautiful and lives in luxury. He lends her... See full summary »
Twelve-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents' divorce, hears a rumor that the new bullet trains will precipitate a wish-granting miracle when they pass each other at top speed.
Shavian social satire. Odette is an actress who's now the mistress of a government minister. Her household of cook, maid, and chauffeur needs a valet. On the eve of going with the minister ... See full summary »
The footnotes of history on the Champs D'Elysée ,as viewed by Guitry:It all began under Marie De Medicis's regency when Concini (a nasty Italian:why do French always choose treacherous aliens to rule ?)was the real master:Les Champs Elysees were then just a large path through the wood .Later on ,a two-bit fortune teller told king Louis the Fifteenth he would die six months after the marquis De Chauvelin ; so the monarch sent all his sawbones to the noble man to take care of his health ;he put him on a diet because "if you die,my own days will be numbered".Written by
A maths professor decides to take the morning off and instead teach his students the history of France's most famous avenue.
"Let's Take The Champs-Élysées" is a pleasant enough romantic and flag-waving whimsy, but it's a little aimless, and early on quite dull. Its interest and worth will probably depend upon how curious one is about the individual historical stories Guitry recounts, as the tales go by so fast there's little time to invest in any of the characters. The best by far is the one with Guitry himself as Louis XV, but the rest by and large end up diverting enough.
The film improves as it goes on, but it still remains something of a disappointment, all in all. Handsome to look at, though.
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