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The Bear and the Doll (1970)

L'ours et la poupée (original title)
GP | | Comedy | 16 September 1971 (USA)
Cellist Gaspard is living in a big house in the country with his son and three nieces. He likes being quiet. One day, his modest car bumps into a Rolls-Royce, driven by Felicia, a young, ... See full summary »


Michel Deville


Nina Companeez (adaptation), Nina Companeez (dialogue) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brigitte Bardot ... Felicia
Jean-Pierre Cassel ... Gaspard
Daniel Ceccaldi ... Ivan
Georges Claisse Georges Claisse ... Stephane
Patrick Gilles Patrick Gilles ... Titus
Julien Verdier Julien Verdier ... Tabard
Claude Beauthéac Claude Beauthéac ... Millot
Jean Lescot Jean Lescot ... Bernard
Olivier Stroh Olivier Stroh ... Arthur
Patricia Darmon Patricia Darmon ... Mariette
Sabine Haudepin Sabine Haudepin ... Julie
Valérie Stroh Valérie Stroh ... Charlotte
Claude Jetter Claude Jetter ... Hippie girl
Johanna Maniez Johanna Maniez
Hélène Arié Hélène Arié


Cellist Gaspard is living in a big house in the country with his son and three nieces. He likes being quiet. One day, his modest car bumps into a Rolls-Royce, driven by Felicia, a young, beautiful, wealthy and temperamental woman. And she knows it. She is very angry at him because he seems not to be under her charm. She decides to seduce him, but Gaspard did not feel like letting his life being invaded by such a woman. Written by Yepok

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A gruff individual
20 May 2011 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

At the time,BB's career was on the wane ,and in my country "l'Ours Et La Poupée " was a relative flop ;after "Viva Maria" ,her biggest success in the sixties,most of her movies were critical and commercial failures ,with the exception of "Boulevard Du Rhum" .

Michel Deville's career as a director has always been uneven: whereas some of his works have passed the test of time quite well ("Benjamin" " Raphael" and the overlooked " L'Apprenti Salaud" ) some are terribly dated ."L'Ours Et La Poupée " bears all the scars of the time: particularly that drug party scene ,complete with hippies in a very chic place .The part of the "bear" was first offered to Delon and Belmondo ,but both were cross because they thought their rival was contacted first and the part was finally given to Jean -Pierre Cassel ,an excellent actor foreign users may remember in his supporting part of a priest/money changer of the Temple in "Le Scaphandre Et Le Papillon" .The part was tailor made for him and his grumpy looks deserve better than these unfunny lines.Also handicapped by the children 's very bad acting ,particularly the son .The pets you find in every BB movie are present:they are called "Sully" and "Prud'homme" (sic)

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