<i>Miquette et sa mère</i>. 1950. France. Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot
  • Miquette et sa mère

    1950. France. Henri-Georges Clouzot. 95 min.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 4:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Miquette et sa mère

    1950. France. Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot. Screenplay by Clouzot, Jean Ferry, based on the play by Robert de Flers, Gaston Arman de Caillavet. With Louis Jouvet, Bourvil, Saturnin Fabre, Danièle Delorme. In wartime occupation films like The Murderer Lives at Number 21 and Le Corbeau, Clouzot showed his gift for perverse, ironic humor. In Miquette he tried his hand at light boulevard comedy, adapting a Belle Époque play about a provincial ingenue who leaves her mother’s tobacco shop with dreams of a life in the Parisian theater, only to become entangled in relationships with a lecherous aristocrat (Fabre), his starry-eyed nephew (Bourvil), and an old ham actor (Jouvet). Audiences at the time favored Claude Autant-Lara’s superior Feydeau adaptation Occupe-toi d’Amelie!, and Clouzot quickly returned to what he did best in The Wages of Fear. 95 min.

In the Film exhibition Henri-Georges Clouzot

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