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24 Hours in the Life of a Woman (1968)

Vingt-quatre heures de la vie d'une femme (original title)
By the Lake of Lugano, in 1917, Lady Alice Copland, the widow of an English lord, meets Thomas in a casino. The handsome young man has just gambled all his money away. Moved both by his lot... See full summary »

Director:

Dominique Delouche

Writers:

Stefan Zweig (novel), Dominique Delouche (adaptation) | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Danielle Darrieux ... Lady Alice Copland
Robert Hoffmann ... Thomas
Romina Power ... Mariette
Léna Skerla ... Mademoiselle Stéphanie Georges
Marthe Alycia Marthe Alycia ... Madame Di Stefano
Helga Eilendrop Helga Eilendrop
Even de Tissot Even de Tissot ... Janos Beckstein - le pianiste
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By the Lake of Lugano, in 1917, Lady Alice Copland, the widow of an English lord, meets Thomas in a casino. The handsome young man has just gambled all his money away. Moved both by his lot and by his good looks, Alice prevents him from committing suicide; comforts him and becomes his mistress. After learning that her lover has deserted the Austrian Army, she gives him the money he needs to return to Zurich and accompanies him to the station. Shortly afterwards she surprises him at the casino, gambling the money she gave him. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Country:

France | West Germany

Language:

French

Release Date:

25 December 1968 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

24 Stunden aus dem Leben einer Frau See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Como, Italy See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The bit parts and extras are local people hired at the last minute in Bellagio, where the film was shot. See more »

Connections

Remake of 24 horas en la vida de una mujer (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Variations on a Theme by Paganini for Solo Piano op.35
Composed by Johannes Brahms
Piano solo by André Kruse.
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17 July 2016 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Remake of Victor Saville's film based on a Stefan Zweig's short story starring Merle Oberon.

First (and best ) collaboration of director Dominique Delouche (first feature film ) with Danielle Darrieux .

WW1: Alice meets a young German deserter who has fled to Switzerland in a casino where he has just gambled his money away;she becomes his lover and gives him money ;but a gambler will always be a gambler.

It's a delicate wistful movie in which Danielle Darrieux,50 at the time , was not afraid of playing the part of an aging woman (Robert Hoffmann,her co-star was about 30).She would resume the collaboration with Delouche in "Divine" ,a less successful attempt.

The Swiss landscapes are nicely filmed,particularly on the glittering lake.

Delouche was certainly influenced by Jacques Demy and "La Baie Des Anges" ;it was even more obvious in "Divine" .


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