The Man Who Understood Women (1959)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Farce  |   Release Date - Oct 2, 1959 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 135 min.  |   Countries - United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sandra Brennan

After making Man Who Understood Women and seeing that the result was an ill-realized, uneven combination of Hollywood satire and tear-jerking melodrama, star Henry Fonda did not make another film until almost three years later. The story centers on a Hollywood producer who becomes so obsessed with turning his wife Leslie Caron into the sexiest star in Hollywood that he neglects her real needs. Feeling lonely and tired of Tinseltown, Caron returns to her native France and finds herself attracted to the handsome and very attentive pilot Cesare Danova. When Fonda hears about the budding affair, he flies into a rage and hires assassins to kill his rival. Unfortunately for him, the killers are romantics and decide that Caron and Danova are so in love that both must die so they can be together always. When Fonda finds out, he rushes over to France to try and save his wife.



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