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Mademoiselle Striptease

1956 1h 39m Comedy List
80% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 38% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
Aspiring author Agnes Dumont (Brigitte Bardot) gets into hot water when she publishes a racy story under a nom de plume and her strict father (Jacques Dumesnil) finds out. Fleeing to Paris to room with her brother, Agnes unwittingly pawns a priceless book and must raise a fortune quickly. Disguising herself as the sexy Sophia and entering a striptease contest, an embarrassed Agnes is horrified to discover that her new boyfriend, Daniel (Daniel Gélin), is in the audience. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews The innocuous comedy should satisfy the BB body watchers. Rated: B- Aug 28, 2016 Full Review Sean Axmaker Seanax.com The silly bon-bon of romantic travails and mistaken identities by Marc Allegret is an often overbearingly chauvinistic sex comedy that survives solely on Bebe's charms... Jan 10, 2010 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jul 25, 2005 Full Review Jake Euker F5 (Wichita, KS) Its bastard grandchild may be the soft-core film, but this is exploitation of another era and it has an aesthetic. Silly -- ridiculous even -- but not bad. Rated: 3/5 Jul 8, 2004 Full Review James Kendrick Q Network Film Desk typical of the sexy French comedies of the 1950s, silly and slightly erotic, but never pushing any significant boundaries Rated: 2.5/4 Jan 16, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Scintillating Rom-Com with a rather naive young woman acting without considering possible consequences. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Silly french comedy. There is nothing exceptional about this film, except Bardot's beauty. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member martn.hillsta@mail.com Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Rather silly and whimsy but still charming french comedy (very typical for it's time) with Brigitte Bardot playing an innocent looking girl, Agnés Dumont, with a not so innocent mind, who is under a fictional name publishing a "dirty" novel which has caused a minor riot in Paris. Her father who is a very respectable general, gets suspicious and threatens to send his daughter to a strict convent, so Agnés decides to escape to the city to her older brothers place. Her older brother, who is the black sheep of the family, who initially moved to Paris to work as an artist (without his father's conscent) has written to his family and told them that he nowadays is a rich and famous artist, (though he actually is working as a guide in the Balzac Museum). Young and naïve, Agnés walks goes to her brother's adress (which is actually the old apartment where the writer Honoré De Balzac lived, and nowadays is the Balzac Museum). Don't ask me how she could be so clumsy, but she however takes one original book written by Balzac, worth a fortune, believing it was a worthless book owned by her brother, and sells it to a pawn shop nearby. Later, she learns her mistake, and in order to saving her brother from getting fired, she must compete in a strip tease contest, to win money to buy the book back. Though her mind may be a bit dirty, Agnés is still a bit too timide to expose her body before an audience. So she does the strip tease, masked, with a fake identity. Her strip tease performance however makes huge success, and she gets attentions from several magazines who want to interview her. Among them, her reporter boyfriend, Daniel. Though, to Agnés, Daniel seems to be a little bit too interested in the mysterious stripper (who he isn't aware of is Agnés). A bit silly and whimsy like I mentioned. If you're expecting to see Brigitte Bardot making any revealing scenes, you'll be disappointed. If you're expecting a hilarious, sexy, french romantic comedy, I'm afraid you'll be disappointed as well. Nevertheless it's entertaining as a "document of it's time". And of course, it's for any Bardot-fan! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member Brigitte Bardot looks fantastic in this movie...I was stunned by her beauty. Anyway a fun movie to watch and travel to past a bit. The plot is not much and some comedy stunts seem soooooo lame, but when you take in consider the time when it was made then it's rather amusing. Gosh, and when that women speaks french...o lala...:) Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Aspiring author Agnes Dumont (Brigitte Bardot) gets into hot water when she publishes a racy story under a nom de plume and her strict father (Jacques Dumesnil) finds out. Fleeing to Paris to room with her brother, Agnes unwittingly pawns a priceless book and must raise a fortune quickly. Disguising herself as the sexy Sophia and entering a striptease contest, an embarrassed Agnes is horrified to discover that her new boyfriend, Daniel (Daniel Gélin), is in the audience.
Director
Marc Allégret
Producer
Raymond Eger
Production Co
Hoche Productions
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 39m