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Babette Goes to War

Babette Goes to War

A Feature film by Christian-Jaque

Produced by Productions Iena, Les Films Ariane

Release in France : 18/09/1959

    Synopsis

    It is June 1940.  France has fallen and the Germans are posed to invade England.  In this desperate hour, British Intelligence has recruited Babette, a pea-brained young woman who has just been evacuated from France.  The dim blonde bears a striking resemblance to a former mistress of General von Arenberg, the man responsible for the feared invasion.  The plan is that she will use her womanly charms to lure the General into an ambush.  Things soon go wrong when Babette is separated from her handsome associate, Gérard de Crécy, and ends up in the hands of the infamous Gestapo chief Shultz.  Coincidentally, the latter also wants to have von Arenberg out of the way, and realises that Babette is just the woman he needs…

    Actors (31)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Productions Iena, Les Films Ariane

    French distribution :

    Columbia France

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Editions René Château

    Full credits (16)

    Assistant directors :

    Serge Vallin, Raymond Villette

    Dialogue Writer :

    Michel Audiard

    Original ideas :

    Raoul Levy, Gérard Oury

    Director of Photography :

    Armand Thirard

    Camera Operator :

    Louis Née

    Editor :

    Jacques Desagneaux

    Production Designer :

    Jean André

    Still Photographer :

    Paul Apoteker

    Adapters/dialogue writers :

    Jacques Emmanuel, Jean Ferry

    Producer :

    Raoul Levy

    Screenwriters :

    Gérard Oury, Raoul Levy

    Sound Recordist :

    William-Robert Sivel

    Production managers :

    Louis Wipf, Roger Debelmas

    Continuity supervisor :

    Simone Bourdarias

    Music Composer :

    Gilbert Bécaud

    Location Manager :

    Lucien Lippens

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Themes :

    War, Femininity

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1959

    French release :

    18/09/1959

    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    21793

    Visa issue date :

    10/08/1959

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Color

    Aspect ratio :

    2.35

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Rating restrictions :

    None