Femmes de Paris (1952)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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It all begins when astronomer Charles (Michel Simon) spots a heretofore undiscovered exploding star while peering through his telescope. While calling his colleagues with the news, Charles inadvertently eavesdrops on a young girl, threatening suicide. In the interests of humanity, Charles decides to try to prevent this tragedy, thereby getting himself entangled with a narcotics ring and several nubile French chorines. Brigitte Aubry plays the would-be suicide with a sharp sense of comic timing (yes, this is a comedy), while comedian Robert Lamoreaux offers a virtual reenactment of his Parisian nightclub routine. English-language prints of Femmes de Paris were purged of the original's bare-bosom shots.

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drug-ring, scientist, stars [astronomy], suicide-attempt