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Famous Love Affairs

Famous Love Affairs

A Feature film by Michel Boisrond

Produced by Unidex, Société Générale Européenne de Films (SGEF)

Release in France : 03/11/1961


    This film, based on the well-know strip cartoons by Paul Gordeaux in the newspaper "France-Soir", consists of four separate episodes selected as being the most typical of the series. Conducted by nameless guide, a young woman relives these four love affairs, with the following themes and settings :

    LAUZUN : The Marquis of Lauzun,the great seducer at the Court of King Louis the Fourteenth, is in love with beautiful Madame de Monaco, but he has to vie with the King for her favours.

    JENNY DE LACOUR : A high-class courtesan, Jenny has found the last love of her life in the person of a young fop. She has acid thrown in his face so that she can keep him to herself for always.

    THE ACTRESSES : Three young women, at the beginning of the French Empire, are fighting each other for the Baron de la Jonchère... Backstage intrigues and rivalry at the period of the great actor Talma.

    AGNES BERNAUER : Secretly married to the prince of Bavaria, Agnès a modest girl from a humble background, is the victim of Court jealousies and is condemned for witchcraft. Thrown into the river, she is followed by her husband who dies with her.

    Actors (46)

    Production and distribution (2)

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    Full credits (18)

    Assistant Director :

    Georges Casati

    Dialogue Writers :

    Marcel Achard, Françoise Giroud, Jacques Prévert, Michel Audiard

    Producer :

    Gilbert Bokanowski

    Director of Photography :

    Robert Lefebvre

    Camera Operator :

    Roger Delpuech

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Richard Balducci

    Continuity supervisors :

    Alice Ziller, Francine Corteggiani

    Music Composer :

    Maurice Jarre

    Narrator :

    Gérard Oury

    Adaptation :

    Pascal Jardin, Françoise Giroud, Paul Gordeaux, Jacques Prévert

    Author of original work :

    Paul Gordeaux

    Screenwriter :

    France Roche

    Sound Recordist :

    William-Robert Sivel

    Production Manager :

    Armand Bécüe

    Editor :

    Raymond Lamy

    Production Designer :

    Georges Wakhevitch

    Costume designers :

    Monique Dunand, Jacques Cottin

    Location Manager :

    André Chabrol

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Romance, Anthology film, Historical

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    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, France

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (Italy, France)

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    Runtime :

    2 h 10 min

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