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Un chien qui rapporte (1932)

Josyane Plaisir, a rather idle singer, who is waiting for the man of her heart,handsome and rich if possible, accepts the offer of a dog handler. The clever man has worked out a scheme to ... See full summary »

Director:

Jean Choux

Writers:

Paul Armont (play), Jean Choux | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
René Lefèvre ... René (as René Lefebvre)
Arletty ... Josyane Plaisir
Laure Diana Laure Diana ... Odette
Madeleine Guitty ... Mme Gras, la concierge
Médy Médy ... Alfred Debarazet
Jean Coquelin Jean Coquelin
Hélène Hallier Hélène Hallier ... Une locataire
Véra Sherbane Véra Sherbane ... La comtesse de Noyant
Christiane Dor Christiane Dor
Rose Lorraine Rose Lorraine
Paulette Dubost ... Une locataire
Jean Fabert Jean Fabert
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Josyane Plaisir, a rather idle singer, who is waiting for the man of her heart,handsome and rich if possible, accepts the offer of a dog handler. The clever man has worked out a scheme to snare rich men. The trick is simple: "Pantoufle", the little dog he lets for 5,000 francs a week, will run off, climb into a luxurious car with only one man inside and "retrieve" him to Josyane, since her address is stuck to the dog's collar. René, the first man who rings her door-bell, is single (or nearly so!), good-looking but ... broke. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Comedy

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

1 January 1932 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Demimonden från Paris See more »

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Cinéa (II),Superfilm,Vox See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Soundtracks

Aimer
Lyrics by André Sablon
Performed by Arletty
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Prehistoric.
31 July 2005 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Why reviewing "un chien qui rapporte" ? Who on earth is going to read that?But why write the 12,896th comment on "the whatsisname redemption" anyway?

"Un chien qui rapporte" has in French two meanings:"a dog that fetches " and " a dog that brings in" .And in Jean Choux's work ,the title does have these two meanings.The dog fetches rich men (who bring in a lot of money) .Then he brings them back to his mistress.

And the mistress is none other than Arletty,who would become one of the biggest actresses France had ever known ,whose career would reach an unsurpassed peak ten years later with "children of the paradise" .Arletty was ahead of her time:she appears briefly topless,and in some scenes ,she does not wear any bra.(in 1931!)

Choux's film lacks tempo ,and many musical interludes get in the way.It was originally a play and the director made laudable efforts to transfer it to the screen in a cinema way(Pagnol did not do better at the time for that matter;all his movies resemble film stage productions ,which they were anyway).His dream scene is quite interesting:for that sequence,he comes back to the silent cinema technique,which was smart:most of the dreams are silent.

Best scene : the dog brings home a person with leather boots.Then the movie camera shows the face:it's a woman!Some of this lady's lines suggest she might possibly prefer women.


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