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Trouble Among Widows (1964)

Du grabuge chez les veuves (original title)
A widow is looking for the drug that her deceased husband was hiding. While a policeman leads the investigation, other people try to find the famous product.

Director:

Jacques Poitrenaud

Writers:

Jean-Pierre Ferrière (novel), Denys de La Patellière (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Danielle Darrieux ... Judith
Dany Carrel ... Isabelle Valmont
Jean Rochefort ... Inspecteur Laforêt
Pascale de Boysson Pascale de Boysson ... Gilberte
Enzo Doria Enzo Doria ... Angelo Cavalcanti
Hubert de Lapparent Hubert de Lapparent ... Guillaume Valmont
Madeleine Suffel Madeleine Suffel ... Mme Doche
Jacqueline Marbaux Jacqueline Marbaux
Dominique Marcas ... Une femme à l'enterrement
Audrey Arno Audrey Arno ... La femme dans le train avec Angelo
Jean Coste Jean Coste
Michel Vocoret Michel Vocoret ... L'ordonnateur des pompes funèbres
Jean Carmet ... L'horloger à l'enterrement
Marcel Charvey Marcel Charvey ... Le C.R.S. à Orly
Denise Péronne Denise Péronne ... Une femme à l'enterrement
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Guillaume Valmont has just died accidentally on the road. He leaves to his young widow, Isabelle, a prosperous herbalist's shop. On the day of the funeral, a beautiful, mourning stranger throws herself on the grave of the deceased, to the great astonishment of the audience. To avoid a scandal, the young widow takes the newcomer, Judith, to a café. She learns, with amazement, that her husband had a double life. When she returns, she finds the door of the herbalist's shop broken down and the apartment broken into. Nothing, however, seems to have disappeared. A young police inspector, Laforêt, who is sensitive to Isabelle's charm, leads the investigation.

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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The merry widow.
17 February 2002 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Unpretentious,sometimes funny little comedy in which everybody 's fooling everybody around.A widow (Dany Carrel) tries to find some drug her late hubby used to hide in his herbalist's.Other people,including a posh lady(Danielle Darrieux),her gigolo and her husband are also in search of the valuable stuff.A grave cop (Jean Rochefort)is investigating.

Dany Carrel gets good support from Pascale de Boysson,as Gilberte,her holier-than-thou and scrupulous sister-in-law,who ,while using what she thought was mouthwash powder....trips.

Sometimes the scenarists would like to get a little drama into the plot,but they should have stuck to humor,because it turns up at the most awkward moments.There's even a (dramatic) unexpected twist at the end but one should have preferred more fun things.


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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 April 1964 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

As Duas Viúvas do Senhor Valmont See more »

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