Le Couturier de ces Dames (1956)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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This Gallic farce is better known to "Late Late Show" fanatics as Fernandel the Dressmaker. Sure enough, horse-faced comedian Fernandel is cast as a couturier, permitting director Jean Boyer to trot out a variety of underdressed young ladies at the slightest opportunity. The plot concerns Fernandel's efforts to hide his vocation from his jealous wife Suzy Delair. When she does find out, she walks out on him, determined to teach him a lesson by taking up with other men. All is forgiven by fadeout time as both husband and wife divest themselves of their troublesome extracurricular romantic entanglements. Many of the film's best gags involve homosexual characters, and as such may not play too well when seen today.

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dressmaker, fashion-designer, business, inheritance, career, husband-and-wife, tailor, double-life, love, marriage, competition