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The Bed

A Feature film by Henri Decoin, Gianni Franciolini, Ralph Habib, Jean Delannoy

Produced by Cormoran Films, Terra Film

Release in France : 19/05/1954

    Synopsis

    An all-star lineup of actors and directors was responsible for the omnibus feature Secrets D'Alcove. The film is made up of four separate playlets; the only "character" common to the four stories is a huge bed. The characters whose behavior is governed by being in close proximity of this bed include a soldier (Richard Todd), a philanderer (Vittorio de Sica), a professional co-respondent (Dawn Addams), a couresan (Martine Carol) and a truckdriver (Mouloudji). Naturally, the screenplay contrives to have the film's female characters appear as underdressed as possible, none more so than the curvaceous Martine Carol. The basic premise of Secrets D'Alcove was later adopted, after a fashion, by the American TV anthology series Love American Style (1979-72).

    Source : allmovie.com

    Actors (20)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Cormoran Films, Terra Film

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Roissy Films

    Foreign production company :

    Industrie Cinematografiche Sociali (ICS)

    TV Broadcasts: Cumulative total

    TV broadcasts: details by country

    Full credits (11)

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Comedy, Anthology film

    Production language :

    French, Italian

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Italy)

    Production year :

    1954

    French release :

    19/05/1954

    Runtime :

    1 h 26 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    14844

    Visa issue date :

    19/05/1954

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Color type :

    Black & White