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Let's Have a Dream

Let's Have a Dream

A Feature film by Sacha Guitry

Produced by Cineas

Release in France : 31/12/1936

    Synopsis

    "Faisons un reve" is an adaptation of one the first, oldest pieces by Sacha Guitry and probably one of this most witty, poetical and charming works. Not more than three caracters: the husband, the wife, her lover. And a "divertissement" was born out of this simple threesome: within four walls something happens, the lover becomes more and more daring and the wife, dazzled, falls in love with him.

    Actors (19)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producer :

    Cineas

    French distribution :

    Films Sonores Tobis

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Gaumont

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Subject

    Review

    This is really a rather remarkable film. In one sense, it is the typical boulevard comedy of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: the story of a man who seduces another man's wife away from him and then finds a way of getting him out of the picture. That goes back at least to Molière, and probably before. Granted, the three actors involved, Guitry as the seducer, Raimu as the husband, and Pauline Delubac as the ravishingly beautiful and beautifully clever wife, play these stereotypical roles as well as they have ever been played. And Guitry's dialogue has some magnificent lines. But the situation is not new or remarkable.

    What is remarkable, however, is the delivery of the dialogue, especially by Guitry. Raimu takes his lines with the pace of a southerner, exaggerated and funny. Delubac delivers hers with astounding wit and charm. But Guitry delivers his, which after all he wrote for himself and performed nightly in the theater before making the movie, at an astounding speed. Astounding, because he also delivers them with the utmost clarity. They go flying by at a speed that would put Katherine Hepburn in "Bringing up baby" to shame, and yet you don't miss one of them. It is, among other things, a remarkable lesson in theatrical diction.

    There are plenty of great lines to keep you laughing. But don't overlook the fact that you catch them all even when they are delivered at a sometimes astounding speed.

    Source : IMDb

    Photos (6)

    Full credits (9)

    Adapter/dialogue writer :

    Sacha Guitry

    Author of original work :

    Sacha Guitry

    Director of Photography :

    Georges Benoît

    Camera Operator :

    René Ribault

    Production Designer :

    Robert Gys

    Dialogue Writer :

    Sacha Guitry

    Screenwriter :

    Sacha Guitry

    Sound Recordist :

    Joseph De Bretagne

    Editor :

    Myriam

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1936

    French release :

    31/12/1936

    Runtime :

    1 h 26 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    2006

    Visa issue date :

    05/12/1941

    Approval :

    Yes

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono