Frou-Frou (1955)
A film directed by Augusto Genina

Genre: Drama

Film Review

Frou-Frou is a French-Italian film drama first released in 1955, directed by Augusto Genina. Cinematography was by Henri Alekan and the film was scored by Louiguy. It stars Dany Robin, Gino Cervi, Philippe Lemaire, Jean Wall and Louis de Funès.   It is a Gamma Film production, produced by Albert Caraco and distributed by Gamma Film.   It is a color film and runs to 1 hour and 52 minutes.  

Our overall rating for Frou-Frou is: good - passable entertainment.

Other noteworthy films that have been directed by Augusto Genina include: Addio giovinezza! (1927), Die Gefangene von Shanghai (1927), Castelli in aria (1939) and Tre storie proibite (1952). The actor Dany Robin has also appeared in: La soif des hommes (1950), Cadet-Rousselle (1954), Quand sonnera midi (1958) and Follow the Boys (1963).

Other drama films of the 1950s from France that you may be interested in are: Yves Ciampi's Les Héros sont fatigués (1955), Jean Delannoy's Maigret tend un piège (1958), Julien Duvivier's Pot-Bouille (1957), Henri-Georges Clouzot's Le Salaire de la peur (1953) and Julien Duvivier's Voici le temps des assassins (1956).

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Film Credits

  • Director: Augusto Genina
  • Script: A.E. Carr, Cécil Saint-Laurent, Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon (dialogue)
  • Photo: Henri Alekan
  • Music: Louiguy
  • Cast: Dany Robin (Antoinette Dubois dit 'Frou-Frou'), Gino Cervi (Prince Vladimir Bilinsky), Philippe Lemaire (Michel Artus), Jean Wall (Jean Sabatier), Louis de Funès (Colonel Cousinet-Duval), Mischa Auer (Grand-Duc Alexis), Ivan Desny (Henry de Gaspard), Isabelle Pia (Grande-Duchesse Anna Ivanova), Marie Sabouret (La grande duchesse Anna Ivanovna), Umberto Melnati (Sigismond Meursault), Béatrice Arnac (Rosemonde), Mylène Demongeot (La maîtresse de Cousinet-Duval), Madeleine Barbulée (Berthe, l'habilleuse), Paul Demange (Le régisseur), Lucienne Legrand (La Hongroise), Gisèle Robert (Mistinguett), Simone Sylvestre (Ketty), Daniel Ceccaldi (Le chevalier des Grieux), Jacques Duby (Le chasseur), Michel Subor (Le jeune homme au restaurant), Capucine (Une amie d'Arthus), Jean Hébey (L'homme qui veut enlever 'Frou frou), Danik Patisson (Une amie d'Arthus), Georgette Anys (La femme du train), René-Jean Chauffard (Un homme au vernissage)
  • Country: France / Italy
  • Language: Italian
  • Support: Color
  • Runtime: 112 min

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