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A Flea in Her Ear (1968)

A Frenchwoman (Rosemary Harris), suspecting her lawyer husband (Rex Harrison) of having an affair, plots to catch him in the act.

Director:

Jacques Charon

Writers:

Georges Feydeau (play), John Mortimer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rex Harrison ... Victor Chandebisse / Poche
Rosemary Harris ... Gabrielle Chandebisse
Louis Jourdan ... Henri Tournel
Rachel Roberts ... Suzanne de Castilian
John Williams ... Dr. Finache
Grégoire Aslan ... Max - Hotel Coq Dor Owner
Edward Hardwicke ... Pierre Chandebisse - Victor's Nephew
Georges Descrières ... Don Carlos de Castilian
Isla Blair ... Antoinette - Charles' Wife
Frank Thornton ... Charles - Butler
Victor Sen Yung ... Oke Saki
Laurence Badie Laurence Badie ... Eugenie - Hotel Coq Dor Maid
Dominique Davray ... Olympe
Olivier Hussenot Olivier Hussenot ... Max's Uncle Louis
Estella Blain ... Defendant
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A Frenchwoman (Rosemary Harris), suspecting her lawyer husband (Rex Harrison) of having an affair, plots to catch him in the act.

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Was there ever a wife who didn't wonder if her husband was unfaithful? And a best friend who didn't offer to find out. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

M | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 1968 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Com a Pedra no Sapato See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Clive Donner was asked to direct. See more »

Quotes

Victor Chandebisse: My ingenious friend suggests that this young innocent girl relied as a murder weapon solely on a large plateful of snails. Members of the jury, would you believe that a true daughter of France could ruin the flavour of one of our great, national dishes by so much as a grain of Arsenic?
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Soundtracks

A Flea in Her Ear
Music by Bronislau Kaper
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by Claudine Longet
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A bit tiresome....
24 March 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"A Flea in Her Ear" is a comedy set in Paris during the same era in which "Gigi" was set...and it even has Louis Jourdan playing one of the supporting roles. Unfortunately, the similarity between the pictures pretty much ends there, as "A Flea" is a rather tiresome comedy with a lot of energy but very, very few laughs.

The story is about Mr. and Mrs. Chandebisse (Rex Harrison and Rosemary Harris). The pair are rich and have everything to be happy about...though Mrs. Chandebisse is so worried that her husband is having an affair that she is too preoccupied to have her own affairs! He has shown some serious ennui regarding her...but he still adores her and is not cheating nor does he have any intention. Mrs. Chandebisse comes up with a stupid plan to PROVE her husband is cheating and has her friend pen a racy letter to Mr. Chandebisse...and when he shows up for this supposed rendezvous, she can catch him in the act. It all turns into a crazy free for all when the friend's husband recognizes her handwriting and swears to kill her lover. What's next? I really didn't care.

When the funniest story element is a guy without a palate who talks strangely, then you know you're in for a long and bumpy ride. Not only is it gross to feature this guy for laughs....but it isn't funny either. Nor is the joke about rape! A film with lots of energy and very, very few laughs.


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