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...And God Created Woman (1956)

Et Dieu... créa la femme (original title)
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In sunny St. Tropez, a young sexpot loves one brother but marries the other.

Director:

Roger Vadim (as R. Vadim)

Writers:

Roger Vadim (original scenario) (as R. Vadim), Raoul Lévy (original scenario) (as R. Lévy)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brigitte Bardot ... Juliete Hardy
Curd Jürgens ... Eric Carradine (as Curd Jurgens)
Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Michel Tardieu
Jane Marken ... Madame Morin (as Jeanne Marken)
Jean Tissier Jean Tissier ... M. Vigier-Lefranc
Isabelle Corey ... Lucienne
Jacqueline Ventura Jacqueline Ventura ... Mme Vigier-Lefranc
Jacques Ciron Jacques Ciron ... Le secrétaire d'Eric
Paul Faivre Paul Faivre ... M. Morin
Jany Mourey Jany Mourey ... Le déléguée de l'évêché
Philippe Grenier Philippe Grenier ... Perri
Jean Lefebvre ... L'homme qui veut danser (as Jean Lefèvre)
Leopoldo Francés Leopoldo Francés ... Le danseur (as Leopoldo Frances)
Marie Glory ... Mme. Tardieu (as Mary Glory)
Georges Poujouly ... Christian Tardieu
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Storyline

Antoine promises to take the orphaned Juliette away from St. Tropez after a party where she has wandered onto the yacht of the urbane Eric. But in the morning the bus and Antoine zip by Juliette's stop and she runs into the field to capture the rabbit she set free moments before. About to be sent back to the orphanage by her foster mother, she identifies with the rabbit. Antoine's younger brother Michel comes to Juliette's rescue with a marriage proposal and she accepts. Eric wants the brothers' shipyard as a casino site and brings Antoine back to St. Tropez. Life gets complicated. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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Taglines:

...but the devil invented Brigitte Bardot! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

21 October 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

...And God Created Woman See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,000,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Was condemned by the Catholic Church's Legion of Decency within months after the Baby Doll (1956) boycott and caused a huge uproar in the United States for its sexual content. See more »

Quotes

Eric Carradine: I am the one responsible for making her late. I'd like to make it up to you.
Madame Morin: Please don't. The honor of this house is not for sale.
Eric Carradine: Honor is a delicate word. It demands a lot of heart.
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Soundtracks

Dis-moi Quelque Chose de Gentil
Music by Paul Misraki
Lyrics by André Hornez
Performed by Solange Berry
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Ooh La La!!!
3 December 2007 | by ferbs54See all my reviews

Every great actress has her breakthrough role--the one that really puts her over with the public--and for 22-year-old Brigitte Bardot, that role came in 1956's "...And God Created Woman." In this film she plays an 18-year-old named Juliette, who marries younger brother Michel (Jean-Louis Trintignant) to spite older brother Antoine, all the while being pursued by the wealthy, middle-aged Carradine (Curt Jurgens). It is easy to see why BB proved so popular in this film. She is indeed very beautiful, and writer/director/husband Roger Vadim shows her off to good effect. OK, to address the thought uppermost in the minds of my fellow all-American red-blooded pigdogs, we get to see BB in all manner of formfitting outfits (sorry, no nude scenes or swimwear), seducing Antoine whilst laying in the surf, teasing behind sheets and under blankets, and, most impressively, doing a frenzied mambo. I dwell on BB's physique because, really, it is what the film is all about. Personalitywise and characterwise, Juliette is a fairly tiresome, repugnant and conscienceless creature. But physically...ooh la la! No wonder Carradine says that she was born to destroy men! The film also boasts location filming in San Tropez, a town that here looks nice and quaint, if surprisingly run-down. The DVD itself is mighty fine, with an impressive wide-screen image, crisp color and adequate subtitling. Men, pair this movie one night with the 1935 Marlene Dietrich vehicle "The Devil Is A Woman" and you just might give up on females for good!


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