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Tales of Paris / Beds and Broads

Tales of Paris / Beds and Broads

A Feature film by Michel Boisrond, Marc Allégret, Claude Barma, Jacques Poitrenaud

Produced by Francos Films

Release in France : 17/01/1962


    The French omnibus feature Tales of Paris is made of four separate romantic playlets, each with its own cast, director, and scenarist. "The Tale of Ella," directed by Jacques Poitrenaud, stars Dany Saval as an ambitious nightclub performer who very nearly messes up her chances for success by bullying a mild-looking but important producer. "The Tale of Antonia," directed by Michel Boisrond, finds housewife Dany Robin exacting a sweet revenge on her cheating husband. "The Tale of Francoise," directed by Claude Barma, concerns the efforts of Francoise Arnoul to test the fidelity of her best friend's lover. And "The Tale of Sophie," directed by Marc Allegret, features Catherine Deneuve as a goody-two-shoes who fabricates a torrid romance in order to be accepted by her sexually knowledgeable schoolmates.

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    Actors (39)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Francos Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

    Foreign production company :

    Incei Film

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    Full credits (11)

    Dialogue Writers :

    Annette Wademant, Jean-Loup Dabadie

    Directors of Photography :

    Henri Alekan, Armand Thirard

    Editor :

    Léonide Azar

    Production Designer :

    Jean André

    Costume designers :

    Louis Féraud, Tanine Autré

    Location Manager :

    Louis Manella

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Comedy, Anthology film

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    Coproducer countries :

    Italy, France

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (Italy, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 30 min

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    Black & White

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