Plucking the Daisy (1956)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Errors, Coming-of-Age, Farce, Screwball Comedy  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Because of star Brigitte Bardot's single fleeting disrobing scene in the French farce Please, Mr. Balzac!, the film was retitled Mademoiselle Striptease by one enterprising American distributor. Essentially, this is a harmless little escapade in which Bardot, escaping the strictures of her puritanical father, jumps off a train bound for a proper girls' school to seek her fortune in Paris. Here she moves in with her brother, a museum curator. The presence of the voluptuous Bardot causes most of her brother's stuffy co-workers to behave like Tex Avery's cartoon wolf. Co-written by director Yves Allegret and Roger Vadim, Mlle. Striptease was released in France as En Effeuillant la Marguerite; some English-language prints bear the title While Plucking the Daisy.

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bachelorette, book, brother, criminal, lost-goods, mayhem, museum, rare, robbery, romance, school, train [locomotive], booking