Une Parisienne


A gay French farce on a theme rather akin to Othello and that sort of thing, which is part of the fun.

The main linchpin is Bardot like a bird in a tree, reflected by Boyer as her foil.

The young Cabinet chief is a ladies’ man, the Président du conseil’s daughter weds him and beds him and tames him by a stratagem involving a visiting prince, and so you nearly have Olivier and Monroe.

Beautiful widescreen Technicolor for the joke, the prince gads about in a brand-new silver fighter, the girl tags along, it’s nicer in Nice... one is too attached to one’s career...