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Elena and Her Men (1956)

Elena et les hommes (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 12 September 1956 (France)
Polish countess Elena falls in love to a French radical party's candidate, a general, in pre-World War I Paris, but another officer pines for her.

Director:

Jean Renoir

Writers:

Jean Renoir (adaptation), Jean Serge (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ingrid Bergman ... Elena Sokorowska
Jean Marais ... Général François Rollan
Mel Ferrer ... Le comte Henri de Chevincourt
Jean Richard ... Hector
Juliette Gréco ... Miarka, la gitane (as Juliette Greco)
Pierre Bertin Pierre Bertin ... Martin-Michaud
Dora Doll ... Rosa la Rose
Frédéric Duvallès Frédéric Duvallès ... Gaudin
Renaud Mary Renaud Mary ... Fleury
Jacques Morel Jacques Morel ... Duchêne
Albert Rémy ... Buchez
Jean Claudio Jean Claudio ... Lionel Villaret
Mirko Ellis Mirko Ellis ... Marbeau
Jacques Hilling Jacques Hilling ... Lisbonne
Jacques Jouanneau Jacques Jouanneau ... Eugène Martin-Michaud
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Storyline

Polish countess Elena falls in love to a French radical party's candidate, a general, in pre-World War I Paris, but another officer pines for her. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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The Only Thing Gayer Than April in Paris is Bergman in Paris! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

12 September 1956 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Elena and Her Men See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,568
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #244. See more »

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The end credits are a newspaper wedding announcement for the film's characters which includes the actors' names in parenthesis. See more »

Alternate Versions

English and French-language versions of this film were shot simultaneously. See more »

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Featured in Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Méfiez-vous de Paris
Music by Joseph Kosma
Lyrics by Jean Renoir
Performed by Juliette Gréco
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To see Bergman's smile
11 December 2002 | by vostfSee all my reviews

Jean Renoir once told he wanted to make this movie to see Ingrid Bergman smile to the camera. This is the strength and the limit of Elena et les hommes. Ingrid Bergman smiles, living buoyantly in this colorful political farce. She and every other character involved goes nowhere. Hence the movie can be seen as a light series of social shafts of wit, something Renoir has always been good at showcasing. He delivers this, his nephew delivers a really nice cinematography but on the whole it looks artificial and vain.

Not a great movie so, but it's always a pleasure to see Bergman smile.


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