La Madelon (1955)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Le Madelon is the name of the young heroine played by Line Renaud. During WWI, the gaminlike Madelon becomes the unofficial mascot of the French army. When she is falsely informed that her soldier fiancé has been unfaithful, Madelon heads to the front in search of her "wandering" sweetheart. Along the way, star Line Renaud is permitted to sing several vintage ballads and patriotic tunes, usually accompanied by a robust male military chorus. Keeping Le Madelon in the context of its time period are some well-chosen newsreel clips, some of them deployed satirically to comment upon the action.

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army, fiancee, sweetheart