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Ingrid Bergman




Also known as "Paris Does Strange Things"


Electra Compagnia Cinematografica, 1956.  Directed by Jean Renoir.  Camera:  Claude Renoir.  With Ingrid Bergman, Jean Marais, Mel Ferrer, Jean Richard, Juliette Gréco, Pierre Bertin, Dora Doll, Frédéric Duvallès, Renaud Mary, Jacques Morel, Albert Rémy, Jean Claudio, Mirko Ellis.


Polish Princess Elena believes she was born to be the guardian angel of great causes and great (undiscovered) men.  It is only when men need her that she is interested in them and she abandons them when they have accomplished their goals in life.

She encounters Henry de Chevincourt, who introduces her to General Francois Rollan, who has just been nominated to become Minister of War.  The General is bait for some conniving politicians who wish to turn the hero into a dictator.

They take advantage of a current political trial and the resulting war scare to engineer a coup d'état which is meant to catapult the General into leadership.

Rollan lets himself be taken in because he is in love with Elena who is in league with the plotters.  Meanwhile, Henry, also in love with Elena, is hanging around on the sidelines.

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Les Adams


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