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During World War II, an acting company in occupied Paris is notified that a German officer will be stopping by to see their play. The stage manager--who also happens to be the lover of ... See full summary »

Director:

Norman Lloyd

Writers:

James Bridges (teleplay), Angela Goldsby (translation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Michael Sacks ... Henri Marceau
Leslie Caron ... Carola Janssen
Douglas Anderson Douglas Anderson ... Fortunio
Edward Knight Edward Knight ... Capt. Clavaroche
Ivor Barry Ivor Barry ... Parmentier
Ondine Vaughn Ondine Vaughn ... Josette
Carmen Zapata Carmen Zapata ... Mireille
Anthony Zerbe ... Campan
H.M. Wynant ... Camille
Alan Bergmann Alan Bergmann ... Pierre Ducroux (as Alan Bergman)
Todd Martin Todd Martin ... Martin
Mel Ferrer ... Gen. Franz von Clodius
Robert Casper Robert Casper ... Lt. Rudolf Keller
Albert Paulsen ... Col. Kroll
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During World War II, an acting company in occupied Paris is notified that a German officer will be stopping by to see their play. The stage manager--who also happens to be the lover of Carola, the lead actress--asks her to "play up" to the visiting German for the good of the play, but when the officer arrives, it becomes clear to the manager that the German and Carola have had a previous relationship, and that she is still in love with him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Drama | Romance | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Broadway Theatre Archive: Carola See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Jean Renoir, who wrote the play the film is based on, was scheduled to direct this film. However, shortly before shooting was to begin Renoir fell ill, and he asked producer Norman Lloyd to take over direction. See more »

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Stagy
16 December 2002 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Beautiful translation of Jean Renoir's script is hampered a bit by its stage confines and acting levels, but manages to be exciting nonetheless because of its situations. Leslie Caron manages to overcome the need to be heard in the back of the theater in the title role, but the other actors fail to overcome the limitations.


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