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Fernandel the Dressmaker (1956)

Le couturier de ces dames (original title)
A modest taylor the women found irresistible inherit a Maison de couture in financial difficulty. Decided to save it he prepare a great collection. But when his wife discovered his ... See full summary »

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Jean Boyer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fernandel ... Fernand Vignard
Suzy Delair ... Adrienne Vignard
Fred Pasquali Fred Pasquali ... Picrafos
Françoise Fabian ... Sophie
André Bervil André Bervil ... Apollini
Gaston Orbal Gaston Orbal ... Le Comte de Treignac
Robert Pizani Robert Pizani ... Le Baron
Georges Chamarat ... Maitre Plaisant
Robert Destain Robert Destain ... Zwertas
Robert Lombard Robert Lombard ... Bernheim
Maggy Sarragne Maggy Sarragne
Florence Arnaud Florence Arnaud ... Une cliente
Christine Bailli Christine Bailli
Raymond Bour Raymond Bour ... M. Bodunet
Janine Clairville Janine Clairville
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A modest taylor the women found irresistible inherit a Maison de couture in financial difficulty. Decided to save it he prepare a great collection. But when his wife discovered his relations with one of the mannequin, how would he prevent the scandale without loosing... both of them?! Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <jiembe@videotron.ca>

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Designed to Put You in Stitches!

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

13 April 1956 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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French visa # 16765 delivered on 13-4-1956. See more »

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How to become a top designer
7 March 2012 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Jean Boyer made lots of comedies,some of which are quite successful ("circonstances Atténuantes " is his best);he directed Fernandel in several estimable works ,the best of which is certainly 'Senechal Le Magnifique".

As for this movie,there are some good gags : Fernandel plunging the thermometer in a cup of hot coffee to make his temperature rise;the recording voice on the phone ;the scratched record;the ashtray;the model ,dating her boss Fernandel cause she believes (received idea)that all couturiers are gay (the word is not uttered in the movie )and thus will get away unharmed;anyway in 1939,in "Circonstances Atténuantes" there was a gay character -who ended married with children,probably not to hurt the audience's feelings);the fashion show ,which shows how Boyer could have been greater if he had been more demanding and had had a little more madness.

Fernandel was ably assisted by exuberant Suzy Delair,the star of two Clouzot classics ("L'Assassin Habite Au 21" and "Quai Des Orfevres")


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