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Les Grandes Manoeuvres

1955 1h 44m Comedy Drama Romance List
Reviews 90% Audience Score 100+ Ratings
In pre-World War I France, debonair officer Armand de la Verne (Gérard Philipe) makes a bet that he can make the next woman who walks into the room fall in love with him. Since he has a reputation for sweeping women off their feet, de la Verne figures he'll easily win the wager. But it just so happens that he has met his match in the equally as captivating Marie-Louise Riviere (Michèle Morgan), a beautiful divorcée who refuses to fall for de la Verne's seductive ways. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It lacks an edge and though elegantly filmed in grand costumes it lacks sophisticated wit and its over familiar plot is too predictable. Rated: C+ Jun 26, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Frothy Rene Clair comedy, his first in color. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Classy, refined romance in provincial town where everyone knows everyone else's secrets between playboy army lieutenant Gerard Philipe and scrupulous socialite milliner Michele Morgan. To his surprise he finds love for the first time, but obstacles to happiness include the pesky gossip grapevine and the fact that he began his courtship as a bet with his fellow soldiers. Impeccable script and great cast, including young doe-eyed Brigitte Bardot as a photographer's daughter dating Philipe's best friend, and the ending will surely tug at your heartstrings. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Rares sont les films de ce genre (un Don Juan qui tombe profondement amoureux) aussi reussis. Cela vient de la performance du realisateur d'abord, des acteurs ensuite, et de toute la direction artistique. Un beau film, qui contourne l'ecueil quasi incontournable de la niaiserie, et ne tombe pas non plus dans le melo. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member izleyelim, izletelim... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member it's quite a nice..but sad film..earliest example of meta fiction i could find...dual endings and all that.. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In pre-World War I France, debonair officer Armand de la Verne (Gérard Philipe) makes a bet that he can make the next woman who walks into the room fall in love with him. Since he has a reputation for sweeping women off their feet, de la Verne figures he'll easily win the wager. But it just so happens that he has met his match in the equally as captivating Marie-Louise Riviere (Michèle Morgan), a beautiful divorcée who refuses to fall for de la Verne's seductive ways.
Director
René Clair
Producer
André Daven
Production Co
Filmsonor
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Original Language
French (France)
Runtime
1h 44m