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Miquette

Miquette

A Feature film by Henri-Georges Clouzot

Produced by Alcina, CICC Films Borderie

Release in France : 14/04/1950

    Synopsis

    Miquette is a provincial ingenue who leaves her mother’s tobacco shop with dreams of a life in the Parisian theater, only to become entangled in relationships with a lecherous aristocrat (Fabre), his starry-eyed nephew (Bourvil), and an old ham actor (Jouvet).

    Actors (34)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Alcina, CICC Films Borderie

    French distribution :

    Les Films Corona

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Pathé Distribution, StudioCanal Films Limited

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Subject

    Clouzot broke dramatically from the bracing cynicism of his Forties films with Miquette et sa Mère, a frothy romantic comedy about a young woman determined to become a stage actress, despite her widowed mother's determination to find her daughter an eligible and wealthy husband. An anomalous entry in Clouzot's oeuvre, his only comedy is also his sole film not set in the immediate present – unfolding instead in the nostalgia-tinted belle époque. One of four roles memorably played for Clouzot by Louis Jouvet, Miquette et sa Mère is a light-hearted vehicle for the popular French comedian Bourvil.

    Source : hcl.harvard.edu

    Full credits (10)

    Authors of original work :

    Gaston Arman de Cavaillet, Robert de Flers

    Screenwriters :

    Henri-Georges Clouzot, Jean Ferry

    Sound Recordist :

    William-Robert Sivel

    Editor :

    Monique Kirsanoff

    Production Designer :

    Georges Wakhevitch

    Producers :

    Raymond Borderie, Robert Dorfmann

    Director of Photography :

    Armand Thirard

    Camera Operator :

    Louis Née

    Music Composer :

    Albert Lasry

    Costume designers :

    Georges Wakhevitch, Jean Zay

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy

    Production language :

    French

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French

    Production year :

    1950

    French release :

    14/04/1950

    Runtime :

    1 h 36 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    9248

    Visa issue date :

    03/04/1950

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White

    Aspect ratio :

    1.37

    Audio format :

    Mono