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Two English Girls (1971)

Les deux Anglaises et le continent (original title)
At the beginning of the 20th century, Claude Roc, a young middle-class Frenchman meets in Paris Ann Brown, a young Englishwoman. They become friends and Ann invites him to spend holidays at... See full summary »


François Truffaut


Henri-Pierre Roché (novel), François Truffaut (adaptation) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Jean-Pierre Léaud ... Claude Roc
Kika Markham ... Ann Brown
Stacey Tendeter Stacey Tendeter ... Muriel Brown
Sylvia Marriott ... Mrs. Brown
Marie Mansart Marie Mansart ... Madame Roc
Philippe Léotard ... Diurka
Irène Tunc ... Ruta
Mark Peterson Mark Peterson ... Mr. Flint
Georges Delerue ... Claude's Business Agent
Marie Iracane Marie Iracane ... Madame Roc's maidservant
Marcel Berbert ... Vendeur d'art
Jeanne Lobre Jeanne Lobre ... Porter
David Markham David Markham ... Palmist


At the beginning of the 20th century, Claude Roc, a young middle-class Frenchman meets in Paris Ann Brown, a young Englishwoman. They become friends and Ann invites him to spend holidays at the house where she lives with her mother and her sister Muriel, for whom she intends Claude. During these holidays, Claude, Ann and Muriel become very close and he gradually falls in love with Muriel. But both families lay down a one-year-long separation without any contact before agreeing to the marriage. So Claude goes back to Paris when he has many love affairs before sending Muriel a break-off letter... Written by Yepok

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a film in color by Francois Truffaut See more »


Romance | Drama


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According to a radio interview, actress Kika Markham [Ann], during filming, introduced director François Truffaut to her parents, who both worked in the English theater and cinema worlds and to whom she had remained quite close. Truffaut, whose own parents had neglected him, got along so famously with Markham's parents that he cast her father, David Markham, in the role of a palmist in the brief scene in which he reads the two sisters' fortunes. However, when he tells her, while reading her palm "Ah, but there's great danger here... you should take care of yourself," her father's performance so disturbed Markham that her look of distress in the film was real. She would come to interpret this scene as an omen of her later ill-starred marriage to actor Corin Redgrave. See more »


Off shore electricity pylons are shown, which would not have existed in that period. See more »


Claude Roc: What's wrong with me today? I look old!
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Alternate Versions

Originally released at 108 minutes. In 1984 director Francois Truffaut added outtake footage. This re-released Director's Cut is 132 minutes long. See more »


Referenced in Day for Night (1973) See more »

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Very moving
24 April 2001 | by LeRoyMarkoSee all my reviews

Another great film by François Truffaut. This one resemble «Jules et Jim» but this time it's about a man, Claude (played by Jean-Pierre Léaud), and the love he's developing (it's reciprocal) for two sisters from Wales, Anne and Muriel (played by Kika Markham and Stacey Tendeter). Usual emotional twists that are a trademark of Truffaut. Nothing is easy, and even love can be extremely cruel.

The film is moving and the acting is very good. The photography and the use of the camera is also pretty good.

Out of 100, I gave it 81.

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French | English

Release Date:

18 November 1971 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Two English Girls See more »

Filming Locations:

Flamanville, Manche, France See more »


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Opening Weekend USA:

$11,206, 25 April 1999

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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