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My Wife Is Formidable (1951)

Ma femme est formidable (original title)
Raymond Corbier, a sculptor, has a wonderful wife, Sylvia, whom he adores. To save a passionate admirer who simulates suicide because she does not respond to her advances, Sylvia, an ... See full summary »

Director:

André Hunebelle

Writer:

Jean Halain
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Fernand Gravey ... Raymond Corbier
Sophie Desmarets ... Sylvia Corbier
Simone Valère ... Marguerite Rival
Suzanne Dehelly Suzanne Dehelly ... La mère de Sylvia
Pauline Carton ... La concierge
Max Dalban Max Dalban ... Un déménageur
Paul Demange ... Un déménageur
Pierre Destailles Pierre Destailles ... Le portier
Anne-Marie Duverney Anne-Marie Duverney ... L'infirmière (as AM Duverney)
Claude Garbe Claude Garbe ... La jeune mère
Nicole Jonesco Nicole Jonesco ... La femme de chambre
Andrée Tainsy Andrée Tainsy ... La femme de chambre
Alan Adair Alan Adair ... Hartley, L'Anglais
Charles Bouillaud Charles Bouillaud ... Le chef de réception à l'hôtel
Louis Bugette Louis Bugette ... Le clochard (as Bugette)
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Raymond Corbier, a sculptor, has a wonderful wife, Sylvia, whom he adores. To save a passionate admirer who simulates suicide because she does not respond to her advances, Sylvia, an irreproachable wife, is forced to lie for the first time to Raymond.

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The parrot steals the show.
19 June 2017 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

André Hunebelle was an odd-job man ,always seeing which when the wind would blow when he made his movies;hence his eclecticism ,so to speak:comedies,swashbucklers (genre in which his gave his most pleasant works ),spy thrillers ,spoofs ....

"Ma Femme Est Formidable" belongs to the "Theatre De Boulevard " genre and conveys all it its clichés: husbands and wives ,lovers, intrusive mother-in -law ,curious concierges (the obligatory Pauline Carton),all happening in a bourgeois milieu : dentist ,artists,hint at a marquis , mom-in-law has a game of bridge planned and everybody meets for the Winter sports ,a luxury at the time.

All is borrowed in the exceptionally poor screenplay :the scene when Fernand Gravey takes revenge on his supposedly unfaithful wife strongly reminds you of Raimu in "La Femme Du Boulanger"(the baker's wife),the statues replacing La Pomponnette,the female cat.The trick of the costume ball has been used a hundred times or more.

Louis De Funès appears a a tourist who finds it hard getting a room in the hotel managed by Noel Roquevert who was featured in countless fifties French films.


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Language:

French

Release Date:

5 December 1951 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Férjem, a csodálatos See more »

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1.37 : 1
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