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Tales of Paris (1962)

Les Parisiennes (original title)
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Marc Allégret (segment), Jacques Armand (segment) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Françoise Arnoul ... Françoise (segment "Françoise")
Françoise Brion ... Jacqueline (segment "Françoise")
Darry Cowl ... Hubert Parker (segment "Ella")
Catherine Deneuve ... Sophie (segment "Sophie")
Paul Guers ... Michel (segment "Françoise")
Johnny Hallyday ... Jean Allard (segment "Sophie")
Elina Labourdette ... Jacqueline (segment "Sophie")
Christian Marquand ... Christian Lénier (segment "Antonia")
Jean Poiret ... Jean-Pierre Leroy (segment "Antonia")
Dany Robin ... Antonia (segment "Antonia")
Dany Saval ... Ella (segment "Ella")
Françoise Giret Françoise Giret ... Juliette (segment "Ella")
Anne-Marie Bellini Anne-Marie Bellini ... Une amie d'Ella (segment "Ella")
Ellen Bahl Ellen Bahl ... Une amie d'Ella (segment "Ella")
Laure Paillette Laure Paillette ... Une dame au café (segment "Ella")
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The omnibus made of four separate romantic playlets, each with its own cast, director, and scenarist. "The Tale of Ella," directed by Jacques Poitrenaud, stars Dany Saval as an ambitious nightclub performer who very nearly messes up her chances for success by bullying a mild-looking but important producer. "The Tale of Antonia," directed by Michel Boisrond, finds housewife Dany Robin exacting a sweet revenge on her cheating husband. "The Tale of Francoise," directed by Claude Barma, concerns the efforts of Francoise Arnoul to test the fidelity of her best friend's lover. And "The Tale of Sophie," directed by Marc Allegret, features Catherine Deneuve as a goody-two-shoes who fabricates a torrid romance in order to be accepted by her sexually knowledgeable schoolmates. Written by morroviolet

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Vive le sexe!

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

17 January 1962 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Tales of Paris See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Francos Films, Incei Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Connections

Referenced in Les échos du cinéma: Episode #1.20 (1961) See more »

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Sam'di soir
Performed by Johnny Hallyday
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Catherine Deneuve and Johnny Halliday - Magic Together
26 May 2009 | by anthonyrwaldmanSee all my reviews

O.K. this is not a great film. But, the Catherine Deneuve/Johnny Halliday segment is so worth waiting for. Halliday serenades Catherine with the beautiful Azvanour song "Retien la Nuit" (Hold back the Night). The wonderful Catherine wears the typical French girl teen fashion of the time - a white shirt and plaid skirt - wow. I saw this film in London when I was eighteen years old and its effect on me was quite profound. Of I went to Paris and got myself a job as a monitor for the summer in a U.N.E.S.C.O hostel on the Left Bank. I also found myself a French girl friend- Chantal. This film brings back some great memories for me.


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