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Lovers of Paris (1957)

Pot Bouille (original title)
Young, handsome, dashing but cynical, Octave Mouret arrives in Paris, determined to conquer the belles of the capital. His first attempts are not too successful though as he is rebuffed by ... See full summary »

Director:

Julien Duvivier

Writers:

Émile Zola (novel), Julien Duvivier (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gérard Philipe ... Octave Mouret
Dany Carrel ... Berthe Josserand
Jacques Duby Jacques Duby ... Théophile Vabre
Anouk Aimée ... Marie Pichon
Henri Vilbert Henri Vilbert ... Narcisse Bachelard
Jane Marken ... Eléonore Josserand
Jean Brochard ... Duveyrier
Danielle Dumont Danielle Dumont ... Hortense Josserand
Olivier Hussenot Olivier Hussenot ... Josserand
George Cusin George Cusin ... Compardon
Claude Nollier Claude Nollier ... Clotilde Duveyrier
Jacques Grello Jacques Grello ... Auguste Vabre
Micheline Luccioni ... Valérie Vabre
Van Doude ... Hector Trublot
Michèle Grellier ... Fanny
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Storyline

Young, handsome, dashing but cynical, Octave Mouret arrives in Paris, determined to conquer the belles of the capital. His first attempts are not too successful though as he is rebuffed by Valérie Vabre, the neurotic wife of the landlord of the block of flats he is accommodated in. As for the affair he starts with Caroline Hédouin, the married owner of "Au Bonheur des Dames", the shop where he works, the least we can say is that it lacks passion. But he does seduce Berthe, a girl he refused to marry when her mother tried to force her on him, now that she is married with another. He will finally achieve his end when Caroline, now widowed and needing a man to help her manage her business, asks him... to marry her! Written by Guy Bellinger

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A menage in high infidelity! See more »

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Drama

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 October 1957 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Lovers of Paris See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Prequel of "Au Bonheur des Dames" directed by Julien Duvivier (1930). See more »

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Remade as Pot-Bouille (1972) See more »

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As François Truffaut once said:
17 May 2002 | by SdichtSee all my reviews

"Pot-Bouille is not a film d'auteur. On the contrary. It is quite clearly a literary work written by one person and filmed by someone diametrically the opposite. Nevertheless, Jeanson's ferocity and verve, multiplied by Duvivier's obstinate gentleness, result in something pleasant and unusual." - François Truffaut, Cahiers du Cinéma, Dec., 1957.


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