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The Game of Love (1954)

Le blé en herbe (original title)
Based on the novel by Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. Friends since infancy, Philippe and Vinea have always regarded themselves as brother and sister. But as adolescence segues into puberty, the two youngsters fall in love.

Director:

Claude Autant-Lara

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Jean Aurenche (adaptation), Jean Aurenche (dialogue) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edwige Feuillère ... Madame Dalleray - la dame en blanc
Nicole Berger ... Vinca Ferret
Pierre-Michel Beck Pierre-Michel Beck ... Phililippe Audebert - dit Phil
Robert Berri Robert Berri ... Le brigadier
Simone Duhart Simone Duhart ... La femme du forain
Hélène Tossy Hélène Tossy ... Madame Ferret - la mère de Vinca
Charles Dechamps ... Monsieur Ferret - l'oncle
Louis de Funès ... Le forain
Renée Devillers Renée Devillers ... Madame Audebert - la mère de Phil
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Based on the novel by Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. Friends since infancy, Philippe and Vinea have always regarded themselves as brother and sister. But as adolescence segues into puberty, the two youngsters fall in love.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

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Mono (Western Electric Magnétique)

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1.37 : 1
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Why has this film been disappeared?
9 March 2007 | by dougnsueSee all my reviews

I saw this film in early 1955 at the Golden Bough Theater in Carmel CA. I was a GI stationed in Monterey, studying Russian in the Army Language School. The film simply poleaxed me. It offered Edwige as the ultimate "older Continental Woman" and a deliriously gorgeous young woman in competition over a young French nerd even less knowing and commanding as anyone in my cohort. Later, in European Military Intelligence, I met a few kindred who had seen La Ble en Herbe. Their reaction was identical to mine. Yet it is impossible to see it today. Why? I hear that Autant-Lara and his star were considered politically embarrassing. And that it was not in the aesthetic line of Godard and Truffaut. Now really: who cares? When you see the garbage that is now given superb DVD immortality -- how can this film be denied even VHS recognition of its existence? I remain furious over the disappearance of this film.


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