Two unemployed musicians,Jean and Pierre, dress up as women to be hired by an all -female orchestra "Tulips from Holland"; they fall in love with two gorgeous musicians.The group goes on tour.On the train ,Gaby meets Jean -dressed up as a man- and it's love at first sight.But Pierre is not prepared to accept it and he vies with his pal to please the girl.To make the matters worse,the owner of the theater falls in love with Jean whom he mistakes for a woman.Written by
"Fanfare d'Amour", which is a wonderful and so funny movie, is a French movie, by French Director Richard Pottier, and with French actors Pierre Larquey, Fernand Gravey (well, Fernand Gravey is born in Belgium), Gaby Basset, Julien Carette, Madeleine Guitty and Ginette Leclerc. It was released in 1935. Later, a German version "Fanfaren der Liebe", directed by Kurt Hoffmann, was released in 1951. "Some like it Hot" by Billy Wilder, which received all the fame and the awards, is the third version, released in 1959. Excellent film, we all know that. I have seen "Fanfare d'Amour" in the fifties, when I was very young, and I still remember the laughs I had at that time, it was very, very funny, and yes, it would be very interesting to compare Fanfare d'Amour with "Some like it hot".
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