Elena And Her Men (1956)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Elena et les hommes Alternate Title: Paris Does Strange Things France/Italy, 1956.  Franco London Films, Les Films Gibé, Electra Compagnia Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Jean Renoir, Jean Serge, dialogue by Jean Renoir.  Cinematography by Claude Renoir.  Produced by Joseph Bercholz, Henry Deutschmeister, Edouard Gide.  Music by…

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French Cancan (1954)

JEAN RENOIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France/Italy, 1954.  Franco London Films, Jolly Film.  Idea by Andre-Paul Antoine, adaptation and dialogue by Jean Renoir.  Cinematography by Michel Kelber.  Produced by Louis Wipf.  Music by Georges Van Parys.  Production Design by Max Douy.  Costume Design by Rosine Delamare.  Film Editing by Borys Lewin. Exuberant musical by the always reliable Jean Renoir that circumnavigates the…

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The Earrings Of Madame De… (1953)

MAX OPHULS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Madame De… France/Italy, 1953.  Franco London Films, Indusfilms, Rizzoli Film.  Screenplay by Marcel Achard, Max Ophuls, Adaptation by Annette Wademant, Dialogue by Marcel Achard, based on the novel by Louise de Vilmorin.  Cinematography by Christian Matras.  Produced by Ralph Baum.  Music by Oscar Straus, Georges Van Parys.  Production Design by Jean d’Eaubonne.  Costume Design…

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