Les Grandes Manoeuvres (1955)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama, Period Film  |   Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |  
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Rene Clair's Grand Maneuver was originally titled Les Grandes Manoeuvres, which should surprise no one. Gerard Phillipe plays a dashing dragoons officer, vintage 1913, who wagers his friends that he can make the next woman who enters the room fall in love with him. In strides drop-dead gorgeous Michele Morgan, and the rest writes itself. Phillipe plans a slow seduction and a quick goodbye; Morgan, need we say, is no "goodbye girl." For all its lavish sets and meticulously detailed period costumers, Grand Maneuver is at base the old American farce Sailor Beware with a French accent.

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love, officer, romance, wager