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Her Bridal Night (1956)

La mariée est trop belle (original title)
A country girl is discovered by a Paris magazine and becomes a top model

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Philippe Agostini (screenplay), Odette Joyeux (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brigitte Bardot ... Chouchou
Micheline Presle ... Judith Aurigault
Louis Jourdan ... Michel
Marcel Amont ... Toni
Marcelle Arnold Marcelle Arnold ... Mme. Victoire
Roger Dumas ... Marc
Richard Francoeur Richard Francoeur
Nicole Gueden Nicole Gueden ... Juliette
Lucien Hubert Lucien Hubert
Madeleine Lambert Madeleine Lambert ... Aunt Agnes
Colette Régis Colette Régis ... Aunt Yvonne
Gaston Rey Gaston Rey
Annie Roudier Annie Roudier
Roger Tréville ... Designy
Jean-François Calvé ... Patrice
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A country girl is discovered by a Paris magazine and becomes a top model

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Country:

France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

26 October 1956 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Her Bridal Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Libourne, Gironde, France See more »

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Mono (Westrex Optiphone)

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1.37 : 1
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There are two versions of the movie - the original French version and the English language version. However, the English language version is not simply the original film dubbed into English. The movie was in fact shot simultaneously both in French and English, and both Bardot and Jourdan say their lines in both languages instead of having a native English speaker dub them in the English version. The English language version was released on VHS internationally. See more »

Alternate Versions

There are two versions of the movie - the original French version and the English language version. However, the English language version is not simply the original film dubbed into English. The movie was in fact shot simultaneously both in French and English, and both Bardot and Jourdan say their lines in both languages instead of having a native English speaker dub them in the English version. The English language version was released on VHS internationally. See more »

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Light-hearted gallantries.
18 September 2005 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

"Et Dieu créa la femme" was not that much a permanent chef d'oeuvre of the French cinema,by a long shot.If it were not for BB,that Vadim farce would be forgotten today.

As far as I'm concerned ,I have a tendency to favor "la mariée est trop belle",an unpretentious light little comedy .You have got to bear in mind that the script writers (husband and wife Agostini and Joyeux) worked with Claude Autant-Lara ,notably for his masterpiece "Douce" and they should have learned something in all those years ,all the same.Their screenplay is charming,not unlike Stanley Donen's "Funny face" (that movie is much superior though) released the same year.

BB is natural,her voice is just a joy to hear -do not see a version dubbed in English,do prefer subtitles-,and she already displays her love for animals (she cuddles her cat more than men).She 's ideally cast as a clueless -but not dumb,BB was never a bimbo- girl, thrust into the world of fashion,an artificial calculating world.A splendid cast gathers French lover Louis Jourdan -more popular in the US during the fifties than in his native France-,Micheline Presles and singer Marcel Amont .

ALL BB had to do was act naturally.


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