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Fruits of Summer (1955)

Les fruits de l'été (original title)
Sabine Gravières, married to Edouard, the High Commissioner for Criminal Youth, has a problem: Juliette, her daughter, is not only pregnant but she also refuses to marry Claude, the young ... See full summary »


Raymond Bernard




Cast overview, first billed only:
Edwige Feuillère ... Sabine Gravières
Henri Guisol ... Edouard Gravières
Etchika Choureau ... Juliette Gravières
Pauline Carton ... Mélanie
Jeanne Fusier-Gir Jeanne Fusier-Gir ... Mademoiselle
Philippe Olive Philippe Olive ... Le président
Françoise Brille Françoise Brille
Geneviève Brunet Geneviève Brunet
Colette Castel
Jacques Fayet Jacques Fayet
Sophie Perrault Sophie Perrault
Jacques Pierre Jacques Pierre
Ginette Pigeon Ginette Pigeon
Jacques Saland Jacques Saland ... (as Jacques Salan)
Sophie Sel Sophie Sel


Sabine Gravières, married to Edouard, the High Commissioner for Criminal Youth, has a problem: Juliette, her daughter, is not only pregnant but she also refuses to marry Claude, the young man who got her pregnant. It is fair to say that the model set by Juliette's parents is far from ideal. Aware at last of the problem, Sabine decides to try and make it up with her husband... Written by Guy Bellinger

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The fruits of summer are the fruits of joy...a new French comedy gem - worldly and provocative!




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France | West Germany



Release Date:

11 February 1955 (France) See more »

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Fruits of Summer See more »

Filming Locations:

Région parisienne, France See more »

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1.37 : 1
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A German version was filmed with Karl Schönböck replacing Henri Guisol. See more »

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Fruit of the loom.
1 November 2016 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

The first of Raymond Bernard 's three final comedies ," Les Fruits De L'Ete" does not possess the same appeal as "Le Septième Commandement " (also featuring Edwige Feuillère) or as his successful attempt at a black humor comedy ("Le Septième Ciel")

The screenplay looks like the worst of today's scripts :the father ,a High Commissioner for criminal youth ,whose career took the best of him ,mommy ,an antique dealer ,a liberal woman who leaves her dear daughter a free hand ;even more,she takes part in their "Surboums" (parties) and their costumes contests,all set in a luxury apartment.The father is horrified when he sees that bacchanalia :high time she changed her degenerate ways or else the scandal could endanger his career and deprive him of his well-earned Legion D'Honneur!The plot thickens when the dearest darling gets pregnant by her boyfriend and does not want to marry him ,because "the pattern set by her parents is far from being perfect ".But an unwed mother would be a shame in this bourgeois family .Mom's stroke of genius :she will pass herself off as the future baby's mother ,like in Delmer Daves' 'Susan Slade " in the sixties .There the comparison ends .

Compared to Bernard's two follow-ups ,"Les Fruits De l'Eté" sounds distastefully bourgeois ;Jeanne Fusier-Gir is wasted as the hopeless private tutor (and chaperon) ;as mom's marriage is on the rocks,she has got become reconciled with her hubby ,which makes the ending eminently predictable (the title itself is a spoiler).

Do choose the two movies I mention above and avoid this tomfoolery.

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