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Mam'zelle Nitouche (1954)

Denise discovered that Celestin leads a double life: he composes operetta night for his mistress, a young singer named Corinne.


Yves Allégret


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernandel ... Célestin / Floridor
Pier Angeli ... Denise de Flavigny / Nitouche
Jean Debucourt ... Major de Longueville
Georges Chamarat Georges Chamarat ... L'adjudant
Hélène Tossy Hélène Tossy ... La commandante
François Guérin François Guérin ... La Vauzelle
Olivier Hussenot Olivier Hussenot ... Un autre Maréchal
Katherine Kath Katherine Kath ... Gimblette
Gaston Orbal Gaston Orbal ... Le Directeur
Max Elloy ... (as Max Eloy)
Louis de Funès ... Un maréchal des logis
Margo Lion ... Soeur Léontine - la soeur tourière
Bernard Lajarrige Bernard Lajarrige ... Loriot
Daniel Ceccaldi ... Le troisième réserviste
Fernand René Fernand René ... Le valet de chambre


Denise discovered that Celestin leads a double life: he composes operetta night for his mistress, a young singer named Corinne.

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Release Date:

21 April 1954 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Mademoiselle Nitouche See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Version of Lilla helgonet (1985) See more »


Mam'zelle Nitouche
Music by Hervé
Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Albert Millaud
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N'Y Touchez Pas!
16 March 2013 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

A remake of his brother Marc's movie of the thirties which I have not seen,"Mam'Zelle Nitouche seemed to indicate that Yves Allégret,after making great movies in the 1947-1953 era,was a spent force .

Even Fernandel was not able to save this dud ;the script is awful:the first half is a spate of clichés about mistaken identities (the earnest organist of the convent writes light operettas);the second is even worse,recalling the coarse comedies of the thirties ,with the obligatory funny trick of a female presence in the barracks .

Louis De Funès appears (but you've got to be patient) as a sergeant .Pier Angeli ,the actress James Dean wanted to marry, is cast as the false ingénue.

It was the first time Y.Allégret had experimented color,at a time when the French cinema was mostly black and white :pearls before swine.

Word to the wise :take "Manèges" instead.

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