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Plucking the Daisy (1956)

En effeuillant la marguerite (original title)
A Paris schoolgirl unwittingly ignites hellfire in the minds of men from Seine to Sorbonne.

Director:

Marc Allégret

Writers:

William Benjamin (story), Roger Vadim | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Daniel Gélin ... Daniel Roy
Brigitte Bardot ... Agnès Dumont
Robert Hirsch Robert Hirsch ... Roger Vital
Jacques Dumesnil ... General Dumont
Jacques Fervil Jacques Fervil
Jacques Jouanneau Jacques Jouanneau ... Edouard, Friend of Daniel
Mauricet ... Monsieur Valentin
Madeleine Barbulée Madeleine Barbulée ... Madame Dumont
Yves-Marie Maurin Yves-Marie Maurin ... Toto
Anne Collette ... La secrétaire
Gabrielle Fontan Gabrielle Fontan
Luciana Paluzzi ... Sophia (as Luciana Paoluzzi)
Nadine Tallier ... Magali
Darry Cowl ... Hubert Dumont
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Storyline

When ultra-respectable General Dumont discovers that his nubile daughter Agnes is "A.D.", author of a scandalous under-the-counter novel, he wants her shipped to a convent; but she escapes to Paris, planning to live with her brother, ostensibly a rich artist but really a poor guide in the Balzac Museum. This misunderstanding gets both in serious trouble, and puts Agnes in immediate need of money...just the amount offered as grand prize in an amateur striptease contest, which her new boyfriend, reporter Daniel, is covering for his magazine... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Witty, Wicked, Wonderful as only Bardot does! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

17 November 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mademoiselle Striptease See more »

Filming Locations:

Vichy, Allier, France See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Films EGE,Hoche Productions See more »
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Runtime:

| (re-release)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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French visa # 17670. See more »

Quotes

Monsieur Dubreuil - Casino Director: And the bookseller with a sideline in dirty books?
Un livreur de journaux: You should know, you're my best customer.
Monsieur Dubreuil - Casino Director: Isn't that General Dumont?
Un livreur de journaux: In the flesh! I bet he wants "Plucking the Daisy."
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Alternate Versions

In the version broadcaston television in North America in the seventies and released on VHS by Entertainment Programs International in 1997, the contestants in the striptease contest performing just before Bardot only did partial strip. The last contestant before Bardot wears panties and a bra made of daisies at the end of her act. But the DVD version released by Home Vision Entertainment in 2001 features a different take of the same scene that is almost identical except that the contestants get totally nude at the end of their act. See more »

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Referenced in The Killing Floor (2007) See more »

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Average Comedy with Lovely BB!
1 February 2005 | by shepardjessica-1See all my reviews

Made right before AND GOD CREATED WOMAN, this little comedy is no great shakes, except for the lively and vivacious Ms. Bardot who is charming as always. The guy who plays her brother is strangely bizarre and amusing. A pretty tame film (considering the title), the plot isn't worth discussing, but Brigitte is coy and beautiful.

A 5 out of 10. Best performance = Ms. Bardot. Her next film (GOD) would completely change her image from fun and innocent to passionate and a lasting sexual creature of the 50's. Roger Vadim, who wrote this one finally got to direct her and make a lasting impression. This film is enjoyable, but nothing to brag about.


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