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      Mademoiselle Fifi

      Released Jan 26, 1944 1h 9m Drama List
      67% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 43% Audience Score 50+ Ratings During the Franco-Prussian War, a young French laundress shares a coach ride with several of her condescending social superiors. When a Prussian officer holds the coach over, social standings are leveled and integrity and spirit are put to the test. Read More Read Less

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      James Agee TIME Magazine No other group in Hollywood, it appears, knows how to do so much with so little. Feb 28, 2018 Full Review Jose Maria Santos Cine-Mundial Simone Simon is very successful in her role. [Full review in Spanish] Sep 18, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews My hat is off to the filmmakers who made this brave film. Rated: B Jan 15, 2008 Full Review Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid A rare non-horror film for producer Val Lewton, the oft-forgotten Mademoiselle Fifi moves with the same intelligent, elegant style and economy as his other films. Rated: 3/4 Nov 15, 2007 Full Review TV Guide The whole thing is a less-than-successful allegory for the horrors taking place in Europe during WW II. Rated: 2/4 Nov 15, 2007 Full Review Fernando F. Croce CinePassion One of the few non-thrillers in the oeuvre of producer-auteur Val Lewton, this period piece shows even more glaringly how close his celebrated taste and intelligence could skirt to outright stodginess. Nov 15, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Tom M Surprising film I'd never heard of, but caught on TCM. Great WW2 Free French propaganda movie. You cannot watch this and NOT fall in love with Simone Simon. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/24/20 Full Review Audience Member I loved so much the Maupassant's text and all the strenght of the French fierce resistance. "Our bell is silent": silent and non-violent resistance is just an ideal and the bell restart to ring only after one murder. I love the "Prussian Caress": a kiss with mouth full of smoke... Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member This and "Youth Runs Wild" stand out among Val Lewton's films, as they are not horror movies. This is the more successful of the two. The beautiful Simone Simon finally gets to play a French woman, rather than a Eastern European cat person. Jason Robards' dad shows up again. A period piece about Germans invading France, released in 1944, is certainly interesting. But this is no Casablanca. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis During the Franco-Prussian War, a young French laundress shares a coach ride with several of her condescending social superiors. When a Prussian officer holds the coach over, social standings are leveled and integrity and spirit are put to the test.
      Director
      Robert Wise
      Producer
      Val Lewton
      Screenwriter
      Guy de Maupassant, Josef Mischel, Peter Ruric
      Distributor
      RKO Radio Pictures
      Production Co
      RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 26, 1944, Original
      Runtime
      1h 9m
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.37:1)