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French Capers

French Capers

Two films for April Fool's Day! The 1939 comedy FRIC-FRAC (French for "breaking and entering") stars French cinema legend Arletty as a petty criminal taking advantage of a naive jeweler. The Hitchcock-inspired THE SCHEMING WOMEN, is a 1954 noir starring Jeanne Moreau as an unfaithful wife whose husband is hiding out after being accused of murder.

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  • Fric-Frac

    Directed by Maurice Lehmann • Drama • With Fernandel, Michel Simon, Arletty, Hélène Robert • 1939 • 106 minutes

    Fernandel was a 20th-century French phenomenon – once he emerged from supporting roles in the early ‘30s, with his inimitable equine mug, enormous incisors and friendly eyes, he comman...

  • The Scheming Women (Les Intrigantes)

    Directed by Henri Decoin • Drama • With Raymond Rouleau, Jeanne Moreau, Raymond Pellegrin, Etchika Choureau • 1954 • 98 minutes

    An accidental death or a murder? Henri Decoin’s swervy postwar mystery dangles that question over the audience like a loose spotlight, plunging into the teeming worklif...