L'Insaisissable Frederic (1945)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy of Errors  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - France   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

The title of this French action comedy translates as The Uncatchable Frederic. The Frederic of the title is a character created by novelist Renee St. Cyr. Determined to secure an interview, reporter Paul Meurisse pretends to be Frederic in the flesh, confounding and fascinating St. Cyr. Naturally, she falls in love with her come-to-life "hero," even after ascertaining Meurisse's true identity. The Pirandellian aspects of the film are a bit confusing, but the slapstick and farcical content of the story delighted French filmgoers in 1946.



assumed-identity, deception, love, reporter