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The Bed

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


    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 :

    Actors (20)

    Production and distribution (3)

    Executive Producers :

    Cormoran Films, Terra Film

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Tamasa Distribution

    Foreign production company :

    Industrie Cinematografiche Sociali (ICS)

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    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)

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    French release :


    Runtime :

    1 h 26 min

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    Color type :

    Black & White