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Family Jewels (1975)

Les bijoux de famille (original title)
The head of an aristocratic family died, so everyone gather to mourn him and see who gets what from his estate. Greed, lust, love and class conflict between the family and their payed servants create a real mess rather quickly.

Writers:

Michel Parmentier (scenario), Jean-Claude Laureux (scenario)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Françoise Brion ... Hélène / Widow
Corinne O'Brien Corinne O'Brien ... Juliette / Maid (as Connie O'Brian)
Gaëtan Bloom Gaëtan Bloom ... Antoine / Le fils / Son
Michel Fortin Michel Fortin ... Marcel
Elizabeth Graine Elizabeth Graine ... Marianne (as Dorian Gray)
Alexandre Rignault Alexandre Rignault ... Edmond, le grand-père
Jean-Gabriel Nordmann Jean-Gabriel Nordmann ... Julien
Jacqueline Staup Jacqueline Staup ... Mme Victoire
Yves Marc Gilbert Yves Marc Gilbert ... Goebbels
André Chaumeau André Chaumeau ... Le curé / The priest
Katy Amaizo Katy Amaizo ... Lila (as Katy Amaizo)
Frédérique Barral Frédérique Barral ... Nina (as Frédérique Baralle)
Brigitte Borghese Brigitte Borghese ... Lola (as Brigitte De Borghese)
Jill Lucas Jill Lucas ... Une fille au bordel / A girl at the brothel
Vivian Lucas Vivian Lucas ... Une fille au bordel / A girl at the brothel (as Viviane Lucas)
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After the death of a provincial bourgeois, George Laffite, all his close relatives are gathered in his huge mansion to mourn him and see who gets what from his estate; an attractive widow, Hélène, aged thirty-five, Antoinea, moronic son, Victoire, daughter at religious boarding school and the reactionary grandfather, Edmond. Suddenly freed from paternal supervision, the family members plunge into unrestrained sexuality with a rutting driver and an equally willing maid, eliminating all the differences in status. Greed, lust, love and class conflict between the family and their payed servants create a real mess rather quickly. Written by lament

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Upstairs - downstairs - On the stairs . . . ANYWHERE!

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

April 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Family Jewels See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

F.F.C.M.,V.M. Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Was this ever released on DVD,as per the DVD cover art on IMDb
25 October 2017 | by sigmagnSee all my reviews

I have the old VHS copy of this film. Many years ago I typed the movie title into google and a DVD version was advertised on Amazon France. The exact same cover as featured here as the cover art. I contemplated buying it..and so the next day I went back on Amazon and it was no longer advertised. Still kicking myself to this day. This is one movie I do a search for once a year ,just to see if anyone has found an upgrade..but it just isn't to be.


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