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Mademoiselle Fifi (1944)

Approved | | Drama , War | 20 March 1946 (Mexico)
In occupied France during the Franco-Prussian War, a young French laundress shares a coach ride with several of her condescending social superiors. But when a Prussian officer holds the ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Wise

Writers:

Guy de Maupassant (short stories "Mademoiselle Fifi" and "Boule de Suif"), Josef Mischel (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Simone Simon ... Elisabeth Rousset
John Emery ... Jean Cornudet
Kurt Kreuger ... Lt. von Eyrick - Called 'Fifi'
Alan Napier ... The Count de Breville
Helen Freeman Helen Freeman ... The Countess de Breville
Jason Robards Sr. ... A Wholesaler in Wines (as Jason Robards)
Norma Varden ... The Wholesaler's Wife
Romaine Callender ... A Manufacturer
Fay Helm ... The Manufacturer's Wife
Edmund Glover ... A Young Priest
Charles Waldron Charles Waldron ... The Curé of Cleresville
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Storyline

In occupied France during the Franco-Prussian War, a young French laundress shares a coach ride with several of her condescending social superiors. But when a Prussian officer holds the coach over, social standings are leveled and integrity and spirit are put to the test. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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She faced a question as old as Eve!

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

20 March 1946 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Guy de Maupassant's Mademoiselle Fifi See more »

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the original story by Guy de Maupassant, Elizabeth is a prostitute, not a "laundress", and the dinner with Lt. von Eyrick (Fifi) is another type of encounter altogether. These changes had to be made because of the Hayes Code in force at the time. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
The Curé of Cleresville: I tell you again, Lt. von Eyrick, I will not ring the bell.
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Connections

Version of Die Reisegesellschaft (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

La Marseillaise
(1792) (uncredited)
Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Variations played in the score throughout
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Kurt Kreuger plays the "title" role in "Mademoiselle Fifi"?
29 May 2001 | by horn-5See all my reviews

The film,"Mademoiselle Fifi" is a combination of two of Guy de Maupassant's patriotic stories: "Boule de Suif," the story of a patriotic French girl whose love for her country is misunderstood by those with whom she comes in contact; and "Mademoiselle Fifi,", a tale of a sadistic Prussian officer intent on breaking the will of conquered France, who has been nicknamed "Mademoiselle Fifi" by his comrades because of his constant use of the phrase "Fi fi done." The action takes place during the last part of the Franco-Prussian Way, the locale being occupied France from the city of Rouen, headquarters of the German Third Army, to a little village near the unoccupied territory.


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