Miquette (1940)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy, Showbiz Comedy  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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In her last film appearance, international musical favorite Lillian Harvey plays Miquette, whose beauty and vivacity increases the clientele of her mother's tobacco shop. A Barrymoresque actor (Lucien Baroux) believes that Miquette has star potential, but he hasn't sufficient capital to finance her theatrical debut. He manages to get the money by practicing a bit of genteel blackmail on an aging marquis (Andre Lefaur) who has romantic designs on the heroine. All ends happily when Miquette finally chooses a sweetheart -- who turns out to be the marquis' virtuous nephew (Daniel Clerice). Miquette was directed by Jean Boyer, who'd previously helmed several of the French versions of Lillian Harvey's German pictures.




actor, blackmail, nephew, shop, sweetheart