|LA PARISIENNE (UNE PARISIENNE) (director/writer: Michel Boisrond; screenwriters: Jean Aurel/Annette Wademant; cinematographer: Marcel Grignon; editors: Henri Crola/ Alaudine Bouche; music: Hubert Rostaing; cast: Charles Boyer (Prince Charles), Henri Vidal (Michel Legrand), Brigitte Bardot (Brigitte Laurier), Noel Roquevert (Herblay), André Luguet (Prime Minister), Nadia Gray (Queen Greta), Andre Luguet (Alcide Laurier), Marcel Peres (General), Madeline Lebeau (Monique Wilson); Runtime: 86; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: Francis Cosne; United Artists; 1957-France/Italy-in French with English subtitles)|
comedy lacks the sophistication it needed."
by Dennis Schwartz
Under the weak direction of Michel Boisrond ("Naughty
Girl"/"Come Dance With Me!"/"Tender Moment") this
saucy comedy lacks the sophistication it needed. It's
co-written by Boisrond, Jean Aurel and
kitten Brigitte Laurier (Brigitte
Bardot) is the daughter of France's president
(Andre Luguet), who is madly in love
with dad's ambitious womanizing underling
hubby ignores Brigitte, she aims to make him
jealous by giving the appearance of having an
affair with the visiting older ladies man Prince
Boyer) by joining him on his jet.
makes for an inconsequential but somewhat pleasant
bedroom farce. It's a genre the French seem to
enjoy and probably do it better than Hollywood.
For the viewer who wishes to see Brigitte
Bardot in various skimpy attire, such as
negligees, this pic comes through as easily as a
REVIEWED ON 11/17/2013 GRADE: C+
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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