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La Môme Pigalle

  • Film

Time Out says

This tatty exploitation piece is simultaneously manic and repressed, silly and cynical, as paranoid as Invasion of the Body Snatchers and altogether a prime '50s artifact. Dupuis is the Pigalle Babe, a nightclub singer hoping to marry her nice young man (Nicaud), but falling into lust with a killer (Gaven) and confiding all to her best friend (Carrel). But the nice young man's a con artist, the killer's an undercover cop, and Carrel is an insurance sleuth posing as a stripper. Talk about the age of uncertainty... Quantities of nudes swan about, while Alfred Rode et Son Orchestre (that's right, a bandleader/cinéaste) rip through a couple of numbers. This was the fifth of eight titles from Rode-Dupuis, perhaps the cinema's least romantic husband-and-wife combo.
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Release Details

  • Duration:90 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Alfred Rode
  • Screenwriter:Jacques Companeez
  • Cast:
    • Claudine Dupuis
    • Jean Gaven
    • Dany Carrel
    • Philippe Nicaud
    • Jean Tissier
    • Dora Doll
    • Julien Carette
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