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Quand la femme s'en mêle (1957)

Henri Godot (Jean Servais) is the owner of a night-club in Paris. He hires young hit man Jo (Alain Delon) to kill his arch rival Boby. But Jo gets entangled with the intriguing femme fatale, Angele aka Maine (Edwige Feuillère), who is Bob's mistress.

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Yves Allégret

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edwige Feuillère ... Angèle, aka 'Maine'
Jean Servais ... Henri Godot
Bernard Blier ... Félix Seguin
Pierre Mondy ... Commissaire Verdier
Sophie Daumier ... Colette Seguin
Pascale Roberts ... Gigi
Jean Debucourt ... Auguste Coudert de la Taillerie (as Jean Debucourt sociétaire de la Comédie Française)
Jean Lefebvre ... Fred
Alain Delon ... Jo
Madeleine Barbulée Madeleine Barbulée ... La pâtissière
Henri Cogan Henri Cogan ... Alberti
Bruno Cremer ... Bernard
Annie Darnis Annie Darnis ... La bonne
Jess Hahn ... La Couture
Michel Jourdan Michel Jourdan ... L'homme de main de Godot
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Henri Godot (Jean Servais) is the owner of a night-club in Paris. He hires young hit man Jo (Alain Delon) to kill his arch rival Boby. But Jo gets entangled with the intriguing femme fatale, Angele aka Maine (Edwige Feuillère), who is Bob's mistress.

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French

Release Date:

15 November 1957 (France) See more »

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When a Woman Meddles See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.37 : 1
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En attendant Godot
16 December 2007 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

"Quand la Femme S'En Mêle " is some kind of who's who of the FRench cinema of the era: Bernard Blier,Edwige Feuillère,Jean Servais,Jean Lefèvre,two promising young actors,Alain Delon and Bruno Cremer,not to mention the girl who's the young romantic lead ,Sophie Daumier (later known as Guy Bedos's partner),and many more.

The film itself is quite undistinguished .The director ,Yves Allegret,one of the French past masters of films noirs ,was the ghost of himself in 1957."Une Si Jolie Petite Plage" "Dédée d'Anvers" "Manèges" and "Les Orgueilleux" ,all made in the early fifties/Late forties seemed very far away.His 1957 effort is neither a comedy -although some of its lines are funny enough(Daughter:Mom,there are two dead bodies on the street ;Mother:darling,it's common in Paris!)- nor a film noir .Allégret tried to mix the genres and the results are not convincing.Sometimes,Edwige Feuillère's character recalls that of Jenny played by Françoise Rosay in Marcel Carné's eponymous movie (1936).Nowadays ,it's Delon's presence which attracts the viewers.They'd better choose René Clément's "Plein Soleil" instead.


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