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Lightly and Shortly Dressed (1953)

Légère et court vêtue (original title)
A lawyer, Jacques gets a visit from Gaétan, who his wife Jacqueline's infidelity. Jacques throws out his wife who takes refuge with a lover, Pierre. Pierre consequently breaks up with his ... See full summary »

Director:

Jean Laviron

Writers:

Jean Guitton (play), Jean Laviron
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Cast

Cast overview:
Madeleine Lebeau ... Jacqueline Lorette / Kiki
Jean Parédès Jean Parédès ... Gaëtan
Jacqueline Pierreux ... Simone
Pierre Destailles Pierre Destailles ... Jacques Lorette
Louis de Funès ... Paul Duvernois
Nicole Jonesco Nicole Jonesco ... Hélène
Jacques-Henry Duval Jacques-Henry Duval ... Pierre Plouvier (as Jacques-Henri Duval)
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A lawyer, Jacques gets a visit from Gaétan, who his wife Jacqueline's infidelity. Jacques throws out his wife who takes refuge with a lover, Pierre. Pierre consequently breaks up with his fiancee, Simone. A detective, Duvernois, hired to follow his wife, only complicates matters. Eventually Jacques and Jacqueline are reconciled and Pierre marries Simone. Written by Donquilecha

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Légère et Court Vêtue
Music by Daniel White
Lyrics by François Llenas
Performed by Gaby Verlor and Jean Davril
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A ballerina wears very short tutus.
13 January 2020 | by ulicknormanowenSee all my reviews

If you have seen Jean Laviron's precedent effort " Au Diable La Vertu " ,this is more of the same : infidelity,husbands and lovers, wives and mistresses ,and plenty of talking at cross-purposes without realizing it .As Sacha Guitry previously showed ,a play can be successfully transferred to the screen ;but it takes a little more imagination,a little more invention.Here ,we never deal with cinema ,but with pure filmed stage production ;anyway, the play was rather poor in the first place ,a situation which the screenwriters did nothing to rectify.

Although Louis De Funès had small parts in the fifties before he became a superstar in the sixties, here he is featured right through as a private eye who is in charge of following the unfaithful ones ;it's at least good news for his fans.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

6 November 1953 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Lightly and Shortly Dressed See more »

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Arca Films See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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