The beautiful and frivolous wife of a plantation owner in antebellum Louisiana proves unsatisfactory at running the household, leading her serious-minded husband to enlist the help of her unmarried sister.
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'The toy wife' or how to spoil your own life and the lives of others by being fickle and frivolous. This is the story of Gilberte, a beautiful sixteen-year-old girl who charms, attracts and seduces all the men she meets. Back in Louisiana after a stay in France, she will steal her fiancé from her loving and beloved sister Louise. Once married with George, she will prove a poor mother for little Georgie, a poor manager of the plantation and an unfaithful wife. She indeed starts an affair with André, the dashing young man she actually loves. Tragedy will ensue.Written by
This film was first telecast in Philadelphia Sunday 19 January 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), followed by Los Angeles Tuesday 4 February 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11), and by San Francisco 20 June 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). New York City televiewers finally got a look at it Saturday 25 May 1963 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »
Opening title card: Gone is the flag of France from Lousiana, but until the civil war, the life of its French residents in New Orleans and on the great plantations was life under the old regime in France... See more »
Quite the period piece... the south, before the civil war. But some big names.. .Melvyn Douglas (star of silents and talkies), Robert Young (Marcus Welby), HB Warner (many films). some similarities to Gone With the Wind.... girl likes one guy. another guy proposes, so she accepts. but still likes the other guy. and doesn't really get over it. stuff happens. many references to slavery. not all complimentary, but historically accurate. goes on and on. lessons learned. one lives with ones' decisions. Directed by Richard Thorpe. about the biggest films for him were Jailhouse Rock and Fun in Acapulco.
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