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The Female (1959)

La femme et le pantin (original title)
Handsome and rich Spanish gentleman abandons his wife and riches for his love of a young girl of poor stock who taunts and degrades him. Only after she has humbled him mercilessly does she offer him her love in the end.

Director:

Julien Duvivier

Writers:

Julien Duvivier, Marcel Achard (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Brigitte Bardot ... Eva Marchand
Antonio Vilar ... Don Matteo Diaz
Lila Kedrova ... Manuela
Daniel Ivernel ... Berthier
Darío Moreno ... Arabadjian
Michel Roux Michel Roux ... Albert
Jacques Mauclair Jacques Mauclair ... Stanislas Marchand
Jess Hahn ... Sidney
Espanita Cortez Espanita Cortez ... Maria Teresa
Claude Godard Claude Godard ... Mercedès
Rivers Cadet Rivers Cadet ... Le passager du bus
Germaine Michel Germaine Michel ... La passagère du bus
Dominique Zardi Dominique Zardi ... Un marin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Betty Beckers Betty Beckers ... Une danseuse
Paul Bonifas Paul Bonifas ... L'aubergiste
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Handsome and rich Spanish gentleman abandons his wife and riches for his love of a young girl of poor stock who taunts and degrades him. Only after she has humbled him mercilessly does she offer him her love in the end.

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dance | jealousy | based on novel | See All (3) »

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In Her Hands Men Were Puppets...Loving Her Was Like Walking Blindfolded Into a Jungle! See more »

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 March 1959 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Female See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (USA release)| Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The first color movie for director Julien Duvivier. See more »

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Version of Aphrodite (1982) See more »

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Sadly Fuzzy
22 May 2019 | by thatsweetbirdSee all my reviews

Considering that Bardot is one of the most if not THE most beautiful woman ever filmed it's just plain distressing how many of her films like this one are not clear like modern movies are that feature less beautiful er "stars" like Adam Sandler. If only the films had been filmed as clearly as the many still photos of her from the same time that leave no doubt to her incredible beauty.


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