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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

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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


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 :

Full credits (11)

Technical details

Feature film

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Sub-genre :

Comedy, Anthology film

Production language :

French, Italian

Coproducer countries :

France, Italy

Original French-language productions :


Nationality :

Majority French (France, Italy)

Production year :


French release :


Runtime :

1 h 26 min

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Color type :

Black & White