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Director  Anthony Asquith
Language  English
7/10 IMDb

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Country  United Kingdom
French Without Tears (film) movie poster
Writer  Ian Dalrymple, Anatole de Grunwald, Terence Rattigan
Release date  1939 (1939)
Tagline  They Took Their French in One "Knee-sy" Lesson!

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French Without Tears is a 1939 British comedy film directed by Anthony Asquith and starring Ray Milland. It was based on the play of the same name by Terence Rattigan who also co-wrote the script. An on-off working relationship between Asquith and Rattigan began with this film and continued over the next 15 years.

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Plot

The love affairs of three young Englishmen at a language "cramming" school in the south of France. Diana, the sister of one of the boys, arrives in town to flirt with all of her brothers' schoolmates.

Cast

  • Ray Milland as Alan Howard
  • Ellen Drew as Diana Lake
  • Janine Darcey as Jacqueline Maingot
  • David Tree as Chris Neilan
  • Roland Culver as Cmdr. Bill Rogers
  • Guy Middleton as Brian Curtis
  • Kenneth Morgan as Kenneth Lake
  • Margaret Yarde as Marianne
  • Toni Gable as Chi-Chi
  • Jim GĂ©rald as Professor Maingot
  • Mantovani as Himself - Orchestra Leader
  • Stella Roberts
  • Peters Sisters
  • Critical reception

    Sky Movies described a "sparkling version of Terence Rattigan's comedy play. The import of Ellen Drew and Ray Milland from Hollywood ensured the film's success world-wide." Writing for Allmovie, Hal Erickson wrote, "much of the wit and zest of the original stage production has been blunted for the screen, moving one critic to describe French Without Tears as "Comedy Without Laughs". In all fairness, however, the film does boast a hilarious drunk scene in a musty old French wine cellar."

    References

    French Without Tears (film) Wikipedia
    French Without Tears (film) IMDb French Without Tears (film) themoviedb.org


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