Auguste (1961)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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An uninspired satire that tweaks the movie and publicity industries, Auguste is about an eponymous bank clerk who finds fame and fortune. Auguste (played by comic Fernand Raynaud) happens to be in the right place at the right time to save young starlet Francine (Valerie Lagrange) from killing herself -- or more accurately, pretending to kill herself. His supposed heroism hits the news, and before Auguste knows what is happening, a Machiavellian publicist is using him for his own ends. The bank clerk is no fool and soon thinks of a way to come out on top.

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bank-personnel, publicity-agent, starlet, suicide-attempt