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Celestine, Maid at Your Service (1974)

Célestine... bonne à tout faire (original title)
The police raid a brothel and a prostitute (Lina Romay) escapes into the countryside. The woman, Celestine, ends up at a rich folks house where she ends up sleeping with two of the servants who then get her a job as a maid.

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Jesús Franco (as Clifford Brown)

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Nicole Guettard (scenario) (as Nicole Franco), Nicole Guettard (adaptation) (as Nicole Franco) | 1 more credit »
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Lina Romay ... Célestine
Howard Vernon ... Le duc
Olivier Mathot ... Count Bringuette
Pamela Stanford ... Martine
Richard Bigotini Richard Bigotini ... Malou (as Bigotini)
Lynn Monteil Lynn Monteil ... Countess Bringuette (as Lyne de Monteil)
Anna Gladysek Anna Gladysek ... Jeannine (as Anne Garrec)
Henri Guégan Henri Guégan ... Marc (as Philippe Guegan)
Raymond Hardy Raymond Hardy ... Sebastien
Laurent Tenarg Laurent Tenarg ... L'employé du bordel
Catherine Lafferière ... The Cook and Sebastien's Wife (as Catherine Lafferriere)
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At the beginning of the 20th century: A police raid broke into a clandestine brothel in which Célestine is a boarder. Everyone is rounded up, but she manages to escape. She is collected by Sébastien, the gardener who sleeps with her, then by Malou, the valet who does the same. The two men propose to the Countess Bringuette to take her in her service as a maid. From this moment Célestine will sleep with almost all the occupants of the castle (with the exception of the prude countess). As for the old bedridden duke, he will be entitled to a few pages of erotic reading every day. One day a former henchman from the brothel finds her trace and forces her to help him rob the castle and leave with him. The whole household of the castle, convinced of her innocence, came to help her. But when she could have kept a pampered place at the castle it is with regret that she leaves him - for other adventures. Written by Wiki

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Franco madness
26 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Celestine, An All Round Maid (1974)

** (out of 4)

Italian sex comedy from Jess Franco actually has the same source of Luis Bunuel's Diary of a Chambermaid but this here goes for way more laughs. The police raid a brothel and a prostitute (Lina Romay) escapes into the countryside. The woman, Celestine, ends up at a rich folks house where she ends up sleeping with two of the servants who then get her a job as a maid. Before long Celestine is sleeping with everyone trying to bring some joy to their lives. I was really letdown with this film after reading some positive reviews for it. Romay is cute and charming as always but the supporting cast, including Pamela Stanford, Monica Swinn and Howard Vernon are rather dull. There are some funny moments but not enough to fill the 93-minute running time. The best scene is when Romay is trying to rest in the morning but at least seven people show up for sex. Each time a new one knocks at the door she must try and hide the one she's currently sleeping with. This here was my 90th Franco film (not including four alternate versions).


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Country:

France

Language:

French

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16 October 1974 (France) See more »

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