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Paris Frills (1945)

Falbalas (original title)
Philippe Clarence, a famous Parisian dressmaker, seduces his friend's fiancee. But, for the 1st time in his life, this is for real. The film is also a sharp picture of the fashion world.

Director:

Jacques Becker

Writers:

Maurice Aubergé (scenario and adaptation), Jacques Becker (scenario and adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Raymond Rouleau ... Philippe Clarence
Micheline Presle ... Micheline Lafaurie
Jean Chevrier ... Daniel Rousseau
Gabrielle Dorziat ... Solange
Jeanne Fusier-Gir Jeanne Fusier-Gir ... Paulette
Françoise Lugagne Françoise Lugagne ... Anne-Marie
Christiane Barry Christiane Barry ... Lucienne
Rosine Luguet Rosine Luguet ... Cousin
Yolande Bloin Yolande Bloin
Eveline Volney Eveline Volney ... Employee
Maria Carld Maria Carld
François Joux François Joux ... Murier
Georges Roullet Georges Roullet
Marc Doelnitz Marc Doelnitz ... Cousin
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A philandering young dress designer plays fast and loose with the hearts of all the fair maidens he encounters, and leaves them in a Paris lurch. But when he meets the fiancée of his best friend, he falls deeply and truly in love with her. The girl is soon faced with two choices; marry the reliable fiancée whom she doesn't love, or run off with the dress designer with whom she is infatuated. She sees that she also has a third option and makes the wise choice...she rejects both. The dress designer is not too well equipped for accepting rejection, and he makes a bad decision. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

24 November 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Paris Frills See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Frills & Spills
4 March 2017 | by richardchattenSee all my reviews

The first of Jacques Becker's films to bear the credit "Un film de Jacques Becker", thus attesting to his growing stature within the industry.

Having essayed a French equivalent of 'Cold Comfort Farm' during the Occupation with 'Goupi Mains Rouges', Becker next made a characteristic about turn to provide a bit of glossy escapism shot before the Liberation but released in 1945 with this hothouse drama set within the frivolous and insulated world of Parisian haute couture. Christian Dior's 'New Look' being still two years away, the woman all wear wartime padded suits and terrifying frizzy big hair, through the midst of which struts the fox in this henhouse, designer Raymond Rouleau, who exercises droit du seigneur with a new model played by a baby-faced Micheline Presle before he comes a spectacular cropper when he becomes genuinely besotted with her.


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