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Lovers, Happy Lovers!

Original title
Monsieur Ripois (Lovers, Happy Lovers!)
Year
Running time
100 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
René Clément, Hugh Mills (Novel: Louis Hémon)
Music
Roman Vlad
Cinematography
Oswald Morris (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Co-production France-UK; Transcontinental Film Productions (London) / Transcontinental Films
Genre
Drama. Comedy
Synopsis / Plot
From the Louis Hemon novel "M. Ripois and His Nemesis" about Andre Ripois, a philanderer in pursuit of love and riches from Paris to London. Andre is breaking up with his wife, Catherine, over his attentions to her best friend Patricia. While Catherine is out arranging the divorce, Andre, just to keep in practice, hits on the girl upstairs, Diana and then turns his attention back to Patricia, who he tricks into having dinner at his flat on the pretext that Catherine will be there. When he cannot make any progress with her via his usual tactics, he tries to arouse her pity be telling her of his past. In his early, impoverished days in London, he made love to his boss Anne but her dreadful cooking drove him away. Next came Norah who he picked up on a bus and took to his flat and told her about his make-believe inheritance, but she insisted on marriage first, which was not in his plans. Marcelle...
Awards
1954: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best British Screenplay
1954: Cannes Film Festival: Jury Special Prize. Nominated for Grand Prize of the Festival
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