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Minne (1950)

Minne, l'ingénue libertine (original title)
Minne is a very imaginative young lady. She pretends to have had lovers and can't think of anything better to do other than... to tell Antoine, her husband, the day she marries him. Bad ... See full summary »


Jacqueline Audry


Colette (novel), Pierre Laroche (adaptation)


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Stars: Danièle Delorme, Fernand Gravey, François Guérin


Cast overview, first billed only:
Danièle Delorme Danièle Delorme ... Minne
Frank Villard ... Antoine (as Franck Villard)
Roland Armontel ... L'oncle Paul (as Armontel)
Claude Nicot Claude Nicot ... Le baron Jacques Couderc
Charles Lemontier Charles Lemontier ... Chaulieu
Pamela Wilde Pamela Wilde ... Une invitée
Lucien Guervil Lucien Guervil ... Camille
Mag-Avril Mag-Avril ... (as Mag Avril)
Alexa Alexa ... La chanteuse Polaire
Marcel Mérovée Marcel Mérovée ... Léopold (as Mérovée)
Sylvain Sylvain ... Le limier
Charles Bayard Charles Bayard ... Le vieux marcheur (as Bayard)
Charlotte Clasis Charlotte Clasis ... Célénie
Jean Guélis Jean Guélis ... Le frisé et Ramon (as Jean Guelis)
Simone Paris Simone Paris ... Irène Chaulieu


Minne is a very imaginative young lady. She pretends to have had lovers and can't think of anything better to do other than... to tell Antoine, her husband, the day she marries him. Bad beginning for the couple... As the marriage is not consummated for years, Minne feels frustrated and tries to find elsewhere the carnal knowledge she does not find at home. But Antoine is a kind-hearted man and on the occasion of a trip, a sexual balance is at last found between the two partners. Written by Guy Bellinger

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"They Call Me Minne (pronounced mean) But Am I? 'Cause I Went For Other Pastures Green (pronounced green) But Did I?"




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Release Date:

24 May 1950 (France) See more »

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Production Co:

Codo-Cinéma See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was the first film released in Britain to receive the newly-instituted X certificate. See more »


Remake of Minne (1915) See more »

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The libertine ingénue
28 July 2015 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Based on a Colette novel,directed by the writer's regular director,Jacqueline Audry ,whose career began before Agnès Varda's.

The best moments are to be found at the beginning:Minne has just married to a less-than-handsome cousin ,and her mom gives her a piece of advice for her wedding night.Actually,mother frets over the slightest thing -this night must bring back bad memories to her- for mommy's little Darling has her feet firmly planted in the ground;the title "L'Ingénue Libertine" tells it all.In the same way,daddy tells his listless blue-eyed boy what to do on a night like this...

A good flashback is given over to Minne's so called racy past she tells her hubby : the pictures categorically refute her words .The soundtrack is based on an old French song ,'J'ai Un Beau Château" ,a transparent metaphor of virginity.

Three years after the wedding,the father-in-law has this priceless line: "you've been married for three years and still you're happy;this is worrying".

The movie might possess considerable appeal for a female audience;men may sometimes yawn their head off ,but Danièle Delorme's charm can win them over.

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