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Edward and Caroline (1951)

Édouard et Caroline (original title)
Edouard is a pianist, married with Caroline. This evening, they are invited to Claude's. Claude is the snobbish uncle of Caroline, his son Alain (as snobbish as his father) is in love with ... See full summary »

Director:

Jacques Becker

Writers:

Annette Wademant (scenario), Jacques Becker (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Gélin ... Edouard Mortier
Anne Vernon ... Caroline Mortier
Elina Labourdette ... Florence Borch de Martelie
Jacques François ... Alain Beauchamp
Betty Stockfeld ... Lucy Barville
Jean Galland ... Claude Beauchamp
Jean Marsac Jean Marsac ... Un invité
William Tubbs William Tubbs ... Spencer Borch
Jean Toulout ... Herbert Barville
Yette Lucas Yette Lucas ... Mme Leroy, la concierge
Jean Riveyre Jean Riveyre ... Julien, le valet de chambre
Hélène Duc Hélène Duc ... L'invitée mélomane
Micheline Rolla Micheline Rolla ... Une invitée
Edmond Ardisson ... Le coiffeur (as Ardisson)
Grégoire Gromoff Grégoire Gromoff ... Igor
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Edouard is a pianist, married with Caroline. This evening, they are invited to Claude's. Claude is the snobbish uncle of Caroline, his son Alain (as snobbish as his father) is in love with Caroline. They spite Edouard a little because he's poor. At the party, Edouard must play the piano to make himself known by Claude's important acquaintances. But just before leaving, Edouard and Caroline quarrel about clothes, and Edouard goes alone... Written by Yepok

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Vive la difference!

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Comedy

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Trivia

For the piano scenes, Daniel Gélin is dubbed by famed pianist Samson François. See more »

Goofs

Around 00:55:35, Igor's glass is full of red wine. On the next shot, it's full of white wine (or water). On the next shot, it's full of red wine again. See more »

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Lovely romantic comedy of rows and reconciliation
17 October 2012 | by Charlot47See all my reviews

This lovely comedy deserves lots more reviews!

The plot is utterly simple: young married couple in a little apartment without much money quarrel furiously over an evening party in the ornate apartment of her rich, pretentious and foolish uncle but by dawn have made up. What counts is the way it's related and acted,

As Édouard, Daniel Gélin conveys the insecurities of a young man with his way to make in both the world and with his new wife. As Caroline, Anne Vernon was completely winning, beautiful and tempestuous yet revealing underneath her youth and vulnerability. Though her family are comically awful, some of their guests are interesting, in particular Élina Labourdette as the theatrical Florence Borch and William Tubbs as her stolid good-hearted husband Spencer.

Shot on just two sets, the black-and-white photography is brilliant. The mobile camera catches what is going on between the couple, giving you their thoughts and emotions. At times it even hides behind a mirror to catch characters revealing themselves in it. The script helps, saying the things that quarreling couples do without sounding trite and saying the things people at parties do in all their triteness. Full of music, classical and Latin, plus lovely evening dresses by Carven for the women.

If you are not entranced, you are probably lacking something.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

29 April 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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